Vin Diesel is going to be a dad again! The Fast and The Furious actor is expecting his third child with his longtime model girlfriend, Paloma Jiménez. According to People Magazine, the couple already have two children together: Vincent Sinclair, 4, and daughter Hania Riley, 6.
Though an extremely private person, the actor once opened up about the first time he became a father.
“I say to Paul [Walker], ‘You know, should I be in the delivery room or how’s that going to work?’ And he says, ‘You know, so many guys will tell you, ‘Don’t do it … you can’t stomach it … you’ll never look at the girl the same,’ [but] it’s the best thing you’ll ever do in your life.’ [I] did everything but literally pull her out. I cut the umbilical cord. I was more present than I could ever have dreamed of, but the bonding that that allowed for with my daughter is priceless.”
Vin Diesel is likely thrilled to become a dad again. It is unknown how far along Jiménez is, but the Hollywood Reporter says that Diesel has already altered his work schedule. It is believed that the baby will be born sometime next month, as Universal already canceled a world premiere showing in Abu Dhabi because Diesel couldn’t attend. He is slated to attend the April 1 premiere, which will be held in Los Angeles.
Diesel and his girlfriend have only attended one public event together, and that was back in 2013. He doesn’t flaunt his relationship, and doesn’t parade his children around for the paparazzi to snap photos of. He also has never made a formal announcement about his relationship or the birth of his kids.
Vin Diesel is expecting baby number 3! http://t.co/uKbq6dQbnR pic.twitter.com/TFhxX7qtIJ
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The actor loves his fans, however, and posts quite a bit on his Facebook page. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Diesel posted a video of himself singing Maroon 5’s “My Heart is Open” on Valentine’s Day. While he might not be the best singer out there, his fans loved every minute — and many of them gave Adam Levine a nice boost in iTunes sales.
“His videos get millions of views, and many have commented that after hearing him sing, they went off to purchase the original song online.”
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