Vin Diesel's New Role: Daddy Duty

02/27/2009 at 11:00 AM ET
Kathryn Indiek/GLOBE

Famous on the big screen for his tough, no-nonsense performances, The Fast and Furious Vin Diesel‘s facade fades away when it comes to his baby girl. A self-proclaimed “changed man” since the birth of his daughter Hania Riley, now 10 months, the actor has willingly taken on a new role in his life — daddy duty — and the 41-year-old has no complaints! “I love it. I love being a dad,” he gushes.

In addition to his new sense of self, Vin shares that the addition of Hania has affected his world in more ways than one. “It’s changed my life and everything that falls under that umbrella,” he admits. A frequent face in movies prior to the birth of his little girl, Vin reveals that, these days, the weight of his daughter — literally — has him staying close to home.

“You can’t pull me away from my house as easily as you used to because I’ve got a 9-month-old thing on me and it’s heaven.”

Hania is Vin’s first child with girlfriend Paloma Jimenez.

Source: Showbiz Spy

FILED UNDER: News , Parenting

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Philippa on

Hania Riley, that’s quite unusual. I think it’s very pretty!

Monika on

The first name “Hania” is a Polish name. I am Polish and “Hania” in Poland is the diminiutive form of Hanna/Hannah. I have only heard of Polish girls bearing that name. I wonder how Vin and Paloma came up with that name?.

virginia on

He looks good for 41! I thought he was around 30. Gushing dads are always cute🙂

nimbusi on

hania riley is beautiful name🙂 i totally forgot vin has a daughter. wonder how she looks like

kellie on

i like the name anyone know how its pronounced?

martyna on

Hania is diminutive form from Hanna …it is quite popular name in Poland . I have to agree with Monika ( I am POlish too ) – I also heard about this name only in Poland

Sally on

I am a sucker for tough guys who are softies for their little girls (Bruce Willis is another one who is always gushing about his daughters!0

Monika on

In response to Kellie’s question, Hania is pronounced (HAH nee ah)or (HAN ya).

Lorus on

OMG he called his poor baby a thing! Let’s all jump on him for it just like we did for Angelina calling Shiloh a blob! (snicker)

I love hearing men gush about their children. There is nothing sexier than a man carrying his baby around.

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