Vin Diesel Pays Tribute to Paul Walker With Baby's Name

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After recently welcoming his third child with longtime girlfriend Paloma Jimenez, Vin Diesel revealed their baby girl's name is a tribute to the late Paul Walker.

During an appearance on Today, the Fast & Furious star said, "I named her Pauline," adding that he felt Paul's presence at her birth. "He was in the room," Vin continued. "There's no other person that I was thinking about as I was cutting this umbilical cord. I just...knew he was there."

Vin further explained his reasoning behind the baby's name, adding, "It felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my family and a part of my world." At a recent screening of Furious 7 in Los Angeles, Vin got visibly emotional as he talked to the crowd about the film, saying, "This was a labor of love. It was in some ways the hardest movie I ever had to do, because the relationships that you see on film are so real. When the tragedy happened, I lost my best friend. I lost my brother."

Before heading out, he finished off his speech by pointing to an image of Paul on the screen and telling the audience, "Please know that we made this movie from our hearts, and know that this is our gift to you. And more importantly, it's for my brother there. Let it be the legacy we know he deserves."

Furious 7 hits theaters April 3.

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