Sure, the Fast and the Furious movies are about the action, adventures and mishaps of Dominic Toretto and co., but at the end of each installment it boils down to one thing: family.
Real-life Toretto Vin Diesel celebrated that theme when he brought longtime girlfriend Paloma Jiménez and their children to his handprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood Wednesday. Supported by his son, Vincent, daughter, Hania, and another young family member, Diesel looked ecstatic to be receiving the honor.
He and Jiménez must have left Pauline, their newborn, at home. If the name Pauline sounds familiar, you'd be on to something. Diesel revealed on Today that he named his second daughter after his best friend Paul Walker, who died in 2013.
"There's no other person that I'm thinking about as I'm cutting this umbilical cord," he said. "I knew [Walker] 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 would later appear Wednesday night at the TLC Chinese Theatre once more to attend the world premiere of Furious 7 where Walker's brothers, Cody Walker and Caleb Walker, were on hand. They both worked as stand-ins and body doubles for their late brother in this installment, which proved to be an emotional time for them along with the rest of the cast and crew.
"To be honest, I'm a little nervous to see the completed project from an emotional standpoint," Cody admitted to E! News exclusively. "We'll be watching it for the first time at the world premiere. I know it's going to be very emotional. So far, from what I've heard and seen, I think Paul would be proud."
He added, "I want this film to be the best one yet—and the most memorable. A lot of people are going to remember Paul by this movie, and I want it to be worthy." The reviews have been positive so far, so not only can Cody and Caleb feel proud of their accomplishment, Paul can, too.
"It was an absolute roller coaster throughout the entire process—lots of tears, lots of laughs," Cody recalled. "It's an experience that I was very hesitant to commit to, but I'm really glad I did. I met a ton of really amazing people and made several life-long friendships."
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