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Nearly three years after Paul Walker died in a single-car crash in November 2013, his Fast & Furious co-star Vin Diesel continues to honor his late friend.
The actor attended an event for Paul's charity, along with Paul's father and brother, and revealed in a Facebook Live video that the late actor is the reason Vin started a family.
"Paul was very instrumental in my segue into fatherhood," Vin says. "He was the one that told me to go to the hospital. He's the one that told me to cut the umbilical cord. He told me to cut the umbilical cord! [He was] the only person, in California, that knew I was about to have a child."
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Vin, who welcomed children Hania, Vincent, and Pauline with longtime partner Paloma Jimenez, even named his youngest daughter after his friend.
"He must've been God-sent because he put me on the right path. He set me up," Vin continues. "And when we did the first Fast & Furious, I was already 30 years old or something, but he was a father. When we were in the cars in between takes, he would tell me, 'Hey, Vin, it's not a scary thing to become a father' [and] give me all the good advice. Next thing I know, I am a dad ... [He] is why I named my daughter Pauline because of the credit that Paul Walker deserves in my personal life."
Paul may be gone, but his legacy lives on, and it now includes Vin's own family.