Friend indeed: Vin Diesel walks Paul Walker's daughter down wedding aisle
On Friday, the late actor’s daughter, Meadow Walker, took to Instagram to confirm she had tied the knot with Louis Thornton-Allan. The 22-year-old posted several highlights from the intimate wedding ceremony, which took place in the Dominican Republic among friends and family.
Paul’s Fast and Furious co-star Diesel was among those who attended the event, and even played an important role during the ceremony, standing in for his good friend Paul and walking Meadow down the aisle.
Meadow shared the touching moment with all her followers, posting photos and a video of Diesel with the rest of her wedding party. Fast and Furious actress Jordana Brewster was also in attendance.
“The pandemic impacted our plans,” Meadow told Vogue about the ceremony. “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.”
.@MeadowWalker and Louis Thorton-Allan celebrated their wedding earlier this month in the Dominican Republic—saying their vows in front of an intimate group of family and friends. https://t.co/Kj6J0OFbfV pic.twitter.com/x9d7i8NELb— Vogue Runway (@VogueRunway) October 23, 2021
Despite not having a lot of loved ones present, the bride was happy with the outcome. “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 wedding took place nearly eight years after Paul died in a single-car collision at age 40. Diesel has remained close with his daughter Meadow ever since and said he thinks of her as one of his children.
“[Meadow] takes good care of me. She’s the first person on Father’s Day to wish me Happy Father’s Day,” Diesel told Extra earlier this year.
“To see her with my children is one of the most beautiful things. There are moments when I see her playing with [his 6-year-old daughter] Pauline and it hits me so deep ‘cause I can only imagine what my brother sees when he sees that.” Diesel says he’s protective of Meadow, adding “It goes beyond the movie.”