Diesel is the godfather of Meadow, born just two years before the couple first starred in The Fast and the Furious (2000) together. Paul, who played Brian O’Connor in the franchise, died in a car crash, aged 40, in 2013.
Meadow married actor Louis Thornton-Allan and broke the news on Instagram, sharing a photo of Diesel as he walked her down the aisle instead of his father.
Fans of the franchise, in which Diesel plays Dominic Toretto, were very moved by the news.
“Vin Diesel walking Meadow Walker down the aisle at his wedding in Paul’s place makes me tremble and cry right now,” one fan wrote.
Another added: “Vin Diesel walked Paul Walker’s daughter down the aisle and now I’m crying in public. “
One fan commented that the “family” that characters regularly mention in the Fast & Furious franchise “are so real”.
Find the photo, as well as a set of reactions, below.
Speaking about Meadow in an interview in June, Diesel said Additional: “She’s the first person on Father’s Day to wish me a Happy Father’s Day. Seeing her with my children is one of the most beautiful things.