When Paul Walker tragically died in a car accident on November 30, 2013 he left behind a 15-year-old daughter, Meadow Rain.
Fast forward a few years after his death and his child with Rebecca Soteros is no longer a child but now a stunning woman. So what is Paul Walker’s offspring up to now? Is she following in his footsteps and acting or is she pursuing another career? This is what you need to know about Meadow Walker.
She spent her early years in Hawaii
Paul was still pretty young when he met — and dated — Meadow’s mom. The timing wasn’t right and he wasn’t ready to settle down with her. “I was one of those who believed when you get married it’s forever but I was thinking down the road,” he honestly told People. “I knew where I was at with chicks and having fun … and I was an animal.”
Since her parents weren’t together, Meadow spent her early years growing up with her mom in Hawaii. Even though they were separated, Meadow’s parents shared custody and she was able to visit her dad on movie sets at a young age.
She eventually moved to Los Angeles
Eventually, Paul volunteered his L.A. home to Meadow and her mom and they moved back to California so she could be closer to her dad. “She’s starting all over,” he told People back in 2011. “She’s doing well. She’s a warrior, that one, so she has no difficulty making friends.”
That led to even more time together and, in early 2013, Paul told Entertainment Weekly that Meadow had moved in with him full time. “She’s the best partner I’ve ever had,” he gushed. “It’s so nuts. I’ve never had anything like this in my life.”
She’s close with her uncles
Since Paul’s death, his brothers have been there to help Meadow cope. Cody and Caleb have both stepped up to protect Paul’s only daughter.
“She is doing better,” Cody Walker told People. “Time does help, but for her it is different than it is for me. That was my brother, and we [were] really close and I love him dearly, but that was her dad, and she was young to have her dad taken from her… And we’re just protective of her and everyone around her is, and that is why no one hears too much [about her]. That is just the way Paul would have wanted it.”
She helped launch The Paul Walker Foundation
After her father’s death, Meadow took it upon herself to continue supporting his causes in a special way. She announced the news on Instagram with an adorable throwback photo of her and Paul.
“Reflecting on my father, I found myself reflecting on his passions,” she wrote. “His passion for the ocean, his passion for rescuing animals, his passion for helping people and his passion for spontaneous goodwill. I wanted to start this foundation because I want to share that piece of him with the world. I want to share that part of him with others. I am tremendously proud to be launching #ThePaulWalkerFoundation on his birthday. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my father.”
The Paul Walker Foundation’s goal is simple. They want to “do good” and, according to People, they give “grants and scholarships to students and researchers pursuing marine science educations or working in the field.” Most recently, Meadow and The Paul Walker Foundation awarded Entourage’s Adrian Grenier with the 2016 Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award for his work with The Lonely Whale.
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