Meadow Walker–the 15-year-old daughter of the late actor Paul Walker and an ex-girlfriend, Rebecca McBrain–is reported to be “very sad” about the prospect of spending her first Christmas holiday without her father.
It has only been less than a month since the 40-year-old star of the Fast and Furious franchise passed away in a fiery car crash in Santa Clarita, California on November 30. That same crash also took the life of his friend, Roger Rodas, a former financial planner and the owner of Always Evolving racing shop in Los Angeles. The latest report on the accident cites the reason for the crash, in which Rodas was believed to be the driver, as “speed, and speed alone,” ruling out any possible mechanical malfunction as being involved.
According to a source, prior to the accident, Meadow had been forging a “tight relationship” with her father. She had only recently moved from Hawaii to California in order to live with Walker. That same source says that Meadow now feels that Christmas just won’t be the same without him and that she is asking for her friends and family to make donations to Walker’s charity, Reach Out Worldwide, in lieu of any gifts for herself.
Walker’s daughter recently made her first public appearance since her father’s death, attending the December 18 premiere of Justin Beiber’s new documentary, Believe. E! News reported that she arrived at the event, which was held at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles, in one of the vehicles belonging to Bieber’s entouraage. She did not, however, walk the red carpet or get photographed. It has been reported that she first met 19-year-old Bieber as few years ago at a meet-and-greet prior to one of his concerts.
Earlier this month, Walker’s daughter was briefly spotted and photographed outside her California home looking “sad and pale” as she stepped out to get some air.
It has been reported that there is currently a battle going on over who will gain control of Walker’s $45 million fortune. Because Meadow is too young to take control of his assets, Walker’s parents feel they should be allowed to place the money in a trust fund for her to take possession of when she is older. However, Meadow’s mother, Hawaii resident Rebecca McBrain reportedly also feels that she should have a share of the his estate. In addition, his girlfriend Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell, who dated Walker for the seven years leading up to his death, has expressed a belief that she is also entitled to a share of his wealth.
While it uncertain just what will become of Walker’s fortune, it is clear that his daughter is very sad about her father’s passing and needs all the support that she can get because the holidays are going to be very lonely for her without him.
By Nancy Schimelpfening