Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow Walker is the sole beneficiary of his $25 million dollar fortune, but the late actor mentioned another important lady in his will too, his mom. Walker named his mother, Cheryl Walker as Meadow’s guardian and guardian of the estate until the 15-year-old is of age to inherit the money.
Walker also named his father as the executor of the will according to TMZ. A court date is reportedly set to petition Cheryl as Meadow’s guardian as per the wishes of the deceased.
Enter lady number three from Paul Walker’s too-short life, ex-girlfriend and Meadow’s mother, Rebecca McBrain. McBrain lives in Hawaii, where she had been raising her daughter until Meadow moved to Los Angeles to spend more time with her father.
Some sources still refer to Meadow’s mother as Rebecca Sotero, as she was known during her stint as Walker’s girlfriend. She then married Iron Maiden drummer, Nicko McBrain, christening her as Mrs. McBrain.
Since Walker’s death, McBrain has reportedly been supportive of Walker’s girlfriend at the time of his death, Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell. Upon hearing about Walker’s death, Pilchard-Gosnell broke down, and various sources report emotional carnage.
Pilchard-Gosnell and Walker had supposedly planned to wed after years of dating. The two met when Pilchard Gosnell was still in high school, but at the age of 16 she captured the then-33-year-old’s heart. Upon graduating high school Pilchard-Gosnell enrolled in a university in her hometown of Santa Barbara. She was reportedly low-key, outdoorsy, and hardly ever wore makeup, which Paul said he loved.
The various ladies in Walker’s life came together following his tragic death. A friendship blossomed between Pilchard-Gosnell and Meadow while Walker and Pilchard-Gosnell were dating. After the 40-year-old’s fiery death, Pilchard-Gosnell was reportedly the one to break the news to Meadow.
Meadow’s bond with Walker’s girlfriend motivated the emotional support from McBrain according to HollywoodLife. The ladies coming together carries forward Walker’s legacy of compassion.
Walker was the founder of Reach Out Worldwide, a philanthropy organization that focused on international disaster relief. Walker realized that relief efforts demanded highly skilled personnel, and rarely were there enough people to meet the demand. The organization was founded in January of 2010 after the earthquake that ravaged Haiti.
Reach Out Worldwide has sent volunteer paramedics, EMT’s, firefighters and others to national and international disaster sites. These have included the Oklahoma City Tornado, Colorado Flood and the earthquakes in both Chile and Haiti.
After Walker’s death, J.D. Dorfmann, ROWW’s operations manager told E! that donations poured in to commemorate the actor and philanthropist. Dorfmann said the organization received an average of 20 calls an hour in the aftermath of Walker’s death.
Walker was reportedly attending an event for ROWW with daughter Meadow shortly before his death. The event was a fund-raiser for Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines. Paul Walker left the event in a Porsche with friend Roger Rodas at the wheel. Shortly afterward, the car slammed into a lamppost. The coroner’s report said that the car was going 100 miles per hour.
Paul Walker left behind four ladies, but only two were mentioned in his will. The reactions of the other two to the full $25 million being left to Meadow are anxiously anticipated.
By Julia Waterhous