Model Meadow Walker has lived without her famous father – Paul Walker – for almost a decade now. So, when she needed someone to walk her down the aisle during her recent wedding, she turned to her father’s friend and co-star, Vin Diesel.
Diesel and Walker starred together in the popular “Fast & Furious” film series for years. Walker passed away in an automobile accident in 2013. Meadow was only 15 years old at the time of her father’s death.
Since Walker’s passing, Meadow has stayed in contact with Vin Diesel and other stars of the popular franchise, including Jordana Brewster, according to PEOPLE. In fact, the 54-year-old Diesel is Meadow’s godfather. He also wants her to join the “Fast & Furious” series.
The 22-year-old Meadow recently married Louis Thornton-Allan, who is an actor. Their wedding reportedly took place in the Dominican Republic earlier this month, according to Vogue.
The model showcased photos from her recent wedding via social media on Friday, Oct. 22. One of the photos shows her walking arm-in-arm with Vin Diesel. It looks like they are heading down the aisle toward Thornton-Allan. Another photo Meadow shared on Friday shows the happy newlyweds making their way back up the aisle. You can check them out below.
Meadow Walker also shared a very sweet video celebrating her wedding. It includes footage of her embracing family and friends, and smiling alongside Vin Diesel.
Vin Diesel Was One of the Few Able to Attend Meadow Walker’s Wedding
Like many other couples, Meadow Walker and Louis Thornton-Allan saw their wedding plans be changed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, it limited who was able to attend.
“The pandemic impacted our plans. 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,” she said to Vogue. Luckily, Vin Diesel was there to walk her down the aisle.
The wedding wasn’t a huge affair. And that is just how Paul Walker’s daughter wanted it. “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,” she also shared.
Meadow wore a beautiful backless, silk wedding dress with a small train and a veil. It was created by Matthew Williams of Givenchy Haute Couture.
Paul Walker Is Gone, But He Is Not Forgotten
While Paul Walker wasn’t physically in attendance at his daughter’s recent wedding, his memory lives on, both on that day and others. Vin Diesel and other co-stars of Walker’s continue to remind fans about the late actor.
For example, Jordana Brewster recently shared how she still mourns Walker. “I think when someone passes away that has a huge impact on your life and has had a huge impact, frankly, on so many people’s lives. (Grief) goes in waves where it’s super visceral at times, and it’s like it’s unimaginable that that person’s not with us anymore,” she said.