Vin Diesel walked Paul Walker’s daughter down the aisle at her wedding

It’s been eight years since we tragically lost actor Paul Walker. Paul left behind his daughter Meadow Rain and his Fast and Furious cast mates have been a part of her life as she grew up. Meadow is now twenty-two years old and she just got married. Meadow shared a black and white video where she’s preparing to marry Louis Thornton-Allan on a beach in the Dominican Republic. In the clip Meadow’s godfather, Vin Diesel, walks her down the aisle. Jordana Brewster was also there. Meadow told Vogue that her aunt Paloma helped plan the wedding. Below are a few highlights via People:

“We’re married !!!!” Meadow wrote in the caption of the video.

Diesel, Meadow’s godfather, can be seen standing next to the bride — who wore a custom Givenchy Haute Couture dress — in the video while Brewster gave the model a hug. Another photo featured Diesel walking his goddaughter down the aisle.

In the video post, Meadow and Thornton-Allan hop into a white car while posing for wedding photographs.

Meadow told Vogue the pandemic “impacted our plans” when it came to planning their nuptials.

“Louis’s family wasn’t able to attend,” she said. “A lot of close friends whom we consider family were also unable to attend due to travel restrictions.”

It was Meadow’s aunt Paloma who helped the couple plan their wedding.

“She did an incredible job,” Meadow told Vogue. “We couldn’t have imagined it to be any more perfect and personal—and honestly it was easy and simple. Louis and I knew exactly what we wanted from the start. It was a very intimate celebration.”

After their wedding ceremony, a beach party ensued with Meadow divulging, “We were all barefoot, dancing in the sand.”

“To finish the night, there was a wonderful display of fireworks, and we lit lanterns into the picturesque night sky,” she told the magazine.

[From People]

This is definitely my feel good story of the week. I will never forget when I learned that Paul Walker died in that crash. I remember how heartbroken I was. He just seemed like a good guy. I was doubly heartbroken when I found out Paul had a teen daughter that he was leaving behind. Over the years, I wondered if Meadow was being looked after and loved. It rally warmed my heart to see that Meadow turned out so well. I am so happy to see that she found love and is now married. Admittedly, her husband reminds me of Paul (I know, I know).

I am also shocked that Meadow is now 22. Sometimes I forget how quickly people grow up. It was beautiful to see that Paul’s castmates, Vin and Jordana, are still in contact with Meadow and it made me smile to see Vin walk Meadow down the aisle. I am sure Paul, wherever he may be now, is proud of his friends for being there for his daughter. More importantly, I am sure Paul is proud of the way Meadow is leading her life. I wish Meadow and Louis luck on their marriage.


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  1. MurphyBrown says:

    What a beautiful woman. Like Audrey Hepburn. Her dad would be so proud.

    • L84Tea says:

      I was almost stunned looking at her. She’s like something out of a painting. So beautiful.

      • HandforthParish says:

        That last picture does look like a painting. She has a stunning ethereal quality about her.

  2. Marleigh says:

    Her husband favors her dad in the face with his hairstyle.

  3. L says:

    I don’t want to sh-t on a wedding. because yeah, her dad’s ick factor had/has extremely little to do with her…

    …but he “dated” 16 year-olds when he was well past his 20s. more than once. into his 30s. I just think we should remember to mention that he was in all likelihood not a decent person, because that is highly gross, and to gloss over it is wrong and does more harm. in my mind at least. people are going to write what they like. being revisionism is not good practice either. it’s easy enough to google, idk, it just feels weird not to be honest about it.

    and I may catch a lot of flak for publishing this comment. but personally, as a survivor of abuse in my own life, it just feels wrong? and I can’t imagine how some of those children, now adults, that he “dated”…may feel about reading these sort of things with nary a mention of their dealings with this guy.

    (this isn’t pointed at the author of this particular article to be fair, I see people talk about him all over the internet with little-to-no mention of this ugly part of his past.)

    • LaraK says:

      People do tend to forget all the bad stuff, or at least want to. To not speak ill and all that.
      Same thing happened with Kobe.
      And I’m sure lots more.

    • Millenial says:

      Yeah I definitely wanted to comment about her dad being a “good guy.” His girlfriend at the time of his death was 23~ and he had been dating her for 7 years, according to sources at the time. So do that math.

    • Mika says:

      Also, when you drive 90 miles an hour on a 40 miles an hour road, you are knowingly putting yourself – and others – in danger. Which is exactly what Meadow Walker was told when she sued Porsche for wrongful death and lost.

      Yeah, Paul Walker was not a good guy.

      He didn’t deserve to die young, but let’s not white wash what happened.

      • Courtney B says:

        Paul wasn’t at the wheel, just a passenger. And meadow didn’t lose her lawsuit, the family of the driver, Rodas, did. Meadow’s lawsuit focused on the seatbelt design because Paul was alive for almost 1 1/2 minutes after the crash before the car erupted into flames.

      • Andie says:

        He was the passenger

    • Nope says:

      I loved him but you are 100% right and this is what I was scrolling through the comments to find. It has to be acknowledged.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      I, too, do not understand why we are supposed to erase the shady things people did, just because they died. I have a very poor view of Walker, but a lot people get offended when I say why. And these people never even met the man, they only have starry eyes for a celebrity. It’s a bizarre thing.

    • yep says:

      Thank you for this.

      I hate the whole “don’t speak ill of the death”. He was a shitty human being and that doesn’t magically go away when you die. Silencing celebrities’ darker sides is something I will never support.

  4. Abby says:

    This story is so bittersweet. All the feels. I hope she has found happiness despite losing her dad.

  5. jbyrdku says:

    She looks lovely, but Paul Walker was a man that adored dating teenage girls. Never forget; let’s not make him out to be anything more than a generic, good looking actor.

    • Noki says:

      Did he ‘adore’ dating teenage girls or he happened to start dating that one young girl when she was a teen. I am seriously asking,cause i dont know if that was his constant ‘type’.

      • Steph says:

        @Noki it was several. And that “one teenage girl” was more than enough. He wasn’t even trying to at least keep it legal. I remember when he first died and read “his girlfriend of 7 years, 23” and did the math in that. I couldn’t even believe they published that. But a few ppl have done some deep dives since most people won’t mention it (maybe cuz he’s dead?) and it was a few. I just can’t imagine being my age, 37, and bringing a 15/16 year old home to meet family and friends talking about this is my boyfriend.

    • HufflepuffLizLemon says:

      Yah, and it was more than one IIRC. She’s gorgeous and elegant looking and I’m glad she has people in her life that care for her and remember the best of him, but there was some sketch there too.

    • terra says:

      That is immediately where my head went too. One teenage girl is an uncomfortable, seriously questionable decision, but even just two is a pattern.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      The fact that he was close friends with Vin Diesel who is also no angel and makes my creep radar go off big time.

      • H says:

        I’ve never heard anything but good stuff about Vin, besides the beef he has with The Rock. What’s the skinny?

    • lucy2 says:

      Honestly that’s what I always think of first when someone mentions Walker.

      That said, I have empathy for his daughter, and it’s nice that her father’s friends remain close to her and were there to support her on her wedding day.

  6. Digital Unicorn says:

    Congrats and she is a beauty .

  7. Noki says:

    Was her mother there,i have never seen or heard about the mother maybe she likes to keep a low profile ?

    • ME says:

      I wonder that too. If she has a good relationship with her mother, why not have her walk her down the aisle? Why does it have to be a man?

    • Millenial says:

      I don’t think her mom was very stable when she was growing up. She was living with her dad by the time she was a teenager at her own request.

      • ME says:

        @ Millenial

        Well that’s incredibly sad. The only parent she had a good relationship dies. I hope she will have a stable and very long marriage at least. Poor girl.

      • tealily says:

        @ME yeah, it’s easy to understand why someone would get married so young if that’s her story. I wish her the best.

      • gaitanalyst says:

        Her mom had remarried, had a daughter, and was living in Hawaii. Supposedly Meadow saw an opportunity to move in with her dad and work on a real relationship with him, so she took it.

    • teecee says:

      How old was her mother when she got with her father? (And how old was he at the time, too?) Prolonged abuse like statutory r*pe can have profound after effects.

  8. Sofia says:

    Vin walking her down seemed like a beautiful and wonderful moment. I’m sure Paul would love it. Wishing Meadow and Louis luck and happiness in their marriage

  9. Dhavynia says:

    Was her mother also a teenage girlfriend? I do not know anything about her or at least she’s never mentioned

  10. Scal says:

    Vin Diesel is her godfather and she doesn’t talk to anyone on the walker side of the family, so it makes sense he would walk her down the aisle and not one of her uncles. Her mom and grandmother shared custody after his death (after a court battle).

    Beautiful wedding, but confirmed dating in july, engaged by august, married by october and two models in their early 20s? Yea….hopefully it lasts.

    • lucy2 says:

      I don’t really understand the rush to get married, especially at 22. Good luck to them though.

  11. Sara says:

    Noooo are they smoking??? They’re so young WHY!

  12. Caroline says:

    I know this is completely off topic, but when I saw the thumbnail of her for the article – I thought it was Cillian Murphy!

  13. AmelieOriginal says:

    Vin Diesel is her godfather so it makes sense he was the one to walk her down the aisle. He was BFF with her father, he probably feels like an extra uncle to her. Meadow is very beautiful and her husband is very good-looking too (though I don’t think he looks like her dad). I wonder if her mom was there, I know she was a bit unreliable when Meadow was growing up. When Paul died, he had custody of his daughter.

    I didn’t know Paul had a history of dating underage women, I didn’t remember the press talking about his very young girlfriend back then. That is unfortunate to learn because everything else I heard about him was he was a decent guy. If he were still alive today my guess is at some point the press would have scrutinized him about it and he probably would have been let go from the Fast & Furious franchise. I guess we’ll never know. But it does look like Meadow’s mom was age appropriate, in the pictures of them together I saw they are both young and look to be around the same age.

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      I didn’t know about his history of dating teenagers but it has always bothered me how people have canonized him for dying young. He’s not a hero; he died doing something dangerous and stupid and he’s lucky he didn’t hurt anyone else.

    • PixiePaperdoll says:

      We should call ‘underaged women’ what they actually are: GIRLS.

  14. Dee Kay says:

    I think the little flower girl may be Vin Diesel’s daughter Pauline, named for Paul Walker? She is the right age and the way that she and Diesel interact, with her clinging to him and him keeping a hand on her shoulder, makes me think so. If so, it is a lovely gesture because Paul Walker made Vin Diesel his daughter’s godfather, and Vin Diesel named his daughter after Paul Walker, and so maybe Meadow thought it appropriate to include Pauline in her wedding.

  15. Delilah says:

    Man! I was obsessed with Paul’ Walker story. Delved into the coverage of his dating life, the GF, the mom, the daughter, the driver of the Porsche, etc.

    There’ were narratives of Paul being very humble and not into all the pomp and circumstance of being a celeb.

    News even came out about his involvement in charitable organizations like habitat for humanity or some other org that builds homes for the less fortunate.

    Ppl are complex. Isn’t it possible he is a man who was a thing for young women and a philanthropist?

  16. Misskitten says:

    Wow, I love her gamine look. And as someone who started obsessively plucking my eyebrows in high school in the 90s that still haven’t grown back, I’m wildly jealous of her brows.

  17. GrnieWnie says:

    I will say that she did seem to be suffering from an eating disorder for quite some time. Very very thin and liked to emphasize that.

  18. PixiePaperdoll says:

    So the groom’s family couldn’t come but that’s ok because you’ve got Vin and Jordana?

    • Kalana says:

      So last year around the beginning of quarantine, I feel down the rabbit hole googling Paul Walker, so bear with me.

      He was a child actor who booked major commercials and tv shows, and his mother was his manager. But when Paul turned 18 and wanted the money for college, it turned out his parents had spent it all and wanted him to keep acting and keep his mom as his manager.

      Paul got a new manager and was convinced to keep acting even though he hated it, and he was still really generous with his family. When he died, Meadow inherited everything and then Paul’s mom sued for custody because Meadow’s mother had two DUIs, even though Meadow was against it. Paul’s mother lost under the condition that Meadow’s mother I think had to go to rehab.

      Paul’s charitable organization which employs some of the Walker family, stayed with the Walker family and Meadow started a different foundation. And they don’t talk. She cut them off.