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Vin Diesel names new daughter after late actor Paul Walker

The actor chose the name to keep his late friend "a part of [his] world."

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Annie Martin
Vin Diesel (R) named his new daughter Pauline after friend and late actor Paul Walker. File photo by Keizo Mori/UPI
Vin Diesel (R) named his new daughter Pauline after friend and late actor Paul Walker. File photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, March 23 (UPI) -- Vin Diesel and girlfriend Paloma Jimenez have chosen a special name for their newborn daughter.

The 47-year-old actor and 31-year-old actress named their third child Pauline after Diesel's friend and late The Fast and the Furious co-star, Paul Walker. Diesel and Jimenez welcomed the infant earlier this month, and the star revealed the name Monday on Today.

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"There's no other person that I'm thinking about as I'm cutting this umbilical cord," he said of the late actor. "I knew he was there and I felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my memory, a part of my world."

Diesel and Walker debuted as Dominic Toretto and Brian O'Conner in The Fast and the Furious (2001), and went on to co-star in four sequels. Walker died in a car accident at age 40 in November 2013, and Diesel honored his friend at an advance screening of Furious 7 last week.

Diesel and Jimenez are also parents to daughter Hania and son Vincent. Furious 7 opens in theaters April 3, and the actor is scheduled for The Last Witch Hunter with Rose Leslie and xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.

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