Even in Paul Walker's absence, the Walker and Diesel family share a close bond.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on June 7, 2022. It has since been updated.
Meadow Walker lost her father, Paul Walker, when she was just 14 years old. But through her pain, Meadow could always count on Vin Diesel, who made sure she had a father figure in her life.
Paul and Diesel were co-actors in five Fast & Furious films together before Paul's death in a car crash in 2013. Meadow is Diesel's goddaughter, but he treats her like his own.
Nearly eight years after losing her dad, when Meadow decided to get married, she knew she would have someone to walk her down the aisle. On her big day, when the 24-year-old model decided to get married to actor Louis Thornton-Allan, she walked down the aisle to her groom-to-be, holding Diesel's hand.
It seems like Diesel really meant it when he said "I don't have friends, I have family," as Dominic Toretto in the movies. The touching moment when Diesel and Meadow walked toward the altar was shared by the model on her Instagram handle.
Speaking to Extra about his relationship with Meadow, Diesel said, “She's the first person on Father's Day to wish me Happy Father's Day."
"To see her with my children is one of the most beautiful things. There are moments when I see her playing with Pauline and it hits me so deep 'cause I can only imagine what my brother sees when he sees that."
He further added, "I feel very protective. It goes beyond the movie."
Speaking to Vogue, she said, “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.”
“The pandemic impacted our plans,” Meadow explained. “Louis’s family wasn’t able to attend. A lot of close friends whom we consider family were also unable to attend due to travel restrictions.”
Thornton-Allan proposed to Meadow in London when they were quarantined together. "He couldn’t wait for the ring we had been thinking of designing and proposed with a ring I had been given on set that day," she recalled and added, "It was so sentimental and sweet. I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.”
For the dreamy nuptials on the beach, the bride wore a Givenchy Haute Couture wedding dress designed by Matthew Williams and accessorized with Tiffany & Co. jewelry to compliment it. Her actual engagement ring was custom-made by close friend Eduardo Saggese at Eclat Jewels.
The wedding was followed by a beautiful candlelit dinner, the cutting of the cake and a beach party. “We were all barefoot, dancing in the sand,” said Meadow. “To finish the night, there was a wonderful display of fireworks, and we lit lanterns into the picturesque night sky.”
Even in Paul Walker's absence, the Walker and Diesel family share a close bond. Meadow spends time with Diesel's family often. She's even shared a selfie of her with Diesel’s children, Hania, Vincent, and Pauline with the caption, “Family, forever.”
Cover Image Source: Instagram | Meadow Walker