Before acting and the fame and fortune that followed, Paul Walker’s biggest passion was simply being a father to his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow.
In fact, even when she wasn’t by his side, she was always close to his heart with her name tattooed on his arm: “She’s the best partner I ever had. We’re in all this together. So when it comes time to considering a project whether I’m going to do it or not, we sit down and pow wow and discuss it… she’s got to be on board,” he told ET Canada while on set for his thriller Brick Mansions last year.
But, it seems, the distance and his increasingly hectic work schedule was taking its toll, with the star asking his mom to care for her full-time the same day he perished in the fiery crash.
According to TMZ, just hours before he died, Paul made the painstaking decision that he had to give up looking after her, and asked the other most important woman in his life, his mother Cheryl, to quit her nursing job to become Meadow’s legal guardian.
The action star obviously trusted her wholeheartedly, and she agreed to what would end up being her son’s final, and most important, wish of his life.
While Paul was traveling and filming just a few months before that fateful day on Nov. 30, Meadow was already living with her grandmother and being taken care of by nannies while Cheryl worked during the day.
Cheryl has now asked the court to fulfill Paul’s last request.