Third Child on the Way for Vin Diesel

02/25/2015 at 12:30 PM ET

Vin Diesel Paloma Jimenez Third Child
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Vin Diesel is going to be a dad — again!

The Furious 7 star and his girlfriend, model Paloma Jiménez, are expecting their third child, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The couple are already parents to son Vincent Sinclair, 4½, and daughter Hania Riley, 6½.

Although Diesel is protective of his personal life, he opened up about his daughter’s delivery shortly after her birth in April 2008 — citing his costar, the late Paul Walker, as his inspiration for witnessing the event.

“I say to Paul, ‘You know, should I be in the delivery room or how’s that going to work?’ And he says, ‘You know, so many guys will tell you, “Don’t do it … you can’t stomach it … you’ll never look at the girl the same,” [but] it’s the best thing you’ll ever do in your life,’ ” Diesel, 47, said.

“[I] did everything but literally pull her out. I cut the umbilical cord. I was more present than I could ever have dreamed of, but the bonding that that allowed for with my daughter is priceless.”

In November, the actor took to Facebook to share Walker’s influence on his path to parenthood. “He was an important part of my transition into fatherhood,” Diesel writes.

— Anya Leon, with reporting by Julie Jordan

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JMO on

Congratulations Vin and Paloma! Blessed 3 times over.

Amanda on

Such a sweet picture.

Tara on

His gf is gorgeous!

arabrabbra on

Congrats! Love Vin! He’s just a big dork.

Katie on

Khloe, possibly not but at least he is having children with the same woman.

Lilah on

Lovely!

Kay on

Hania is so gorgeous, I’m sure their son is crazy adorable as well. Congratulations on a third, I am sure Paul would be so excited to be an uncle again.

Erica on

I’m sure he’s a wonderful man, but the dude looks like Shrek. I just can’t…

Dysturbed on

Successful relationships that include kids can happen without marriage and unsuccessful ones can happen with it. If what they’re doing works, then all power to them.

Bianca on

Some men are better suited not getting married, and if they can find a woman who is willing to forgo the traditional stuff and share a life with them, then so be it, who are we to judge. Marriage doesn’t fix everything is some cases it also doesn’t make things better. Couples can be committed to one another regardless of what society thinks is right.

anon on

Why did I think he was gay? Am I confusing him with someone else?

DaisyMoon on

She looks like she has horns because of the background…

Guest on

He “did everything but cut the umbilical cord”? I bet Paloma disagrees, lol

Sarah Singleton on

Congratulations VIN!!!! on number 3…

bebe on

What a beauty little Hania is!

Sara K on

Ugh, this post makes me sad with the mentions of Paul. He was such a great individual and died so young and so tragically.

Vin and Paloma make a beautiful couple. Cheers to a healthy Baby #3!

And, I think all men should be in the delivery room.🙂

Barbara on

Congratulations to Vin, Paloma, Hania and Vincent!! God Bless your family!!🙂

Anonymous on

Dysturbed and Bianca- Exactly! And they’ve been together for at least seven years (given how private he is, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was actually a lot longer than that!). That’s a lot longer than most Hollywood marriages (with or without kids) last!

Anonymous on

Oh, and congrats to them!

Candice on

So he’s never gonna marry his baby’s mama??

Chris on

To those that are griping that they aren’t married… A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE ISN’T ALL IT’S CRACKED UP TO BE. People DO NOT have to be “married” to have that commitment to each other. People need to get over this marriage thing. Sometimes being “married” makes things worse. Congrats Vin and Paloma on #3.

Smile on

Congratulations to the family! Beautiful daughter!

D on

In God’s eyes, they’re sinning not being married. They don’t have that covenant, commitment union as one being …husband and wife.

Cathy Eccher on

It really hurts to see that Vin does not correct all of you. The fact is this will be his 4th child. His first born child, Isaiah, is never mentioned in ANY story. Congrats to Vin and Paloma on their 3rd child together, but these stories will seriously hurt Isaiah one day. Please people, ASK him how many children he has and print the correct story! Look at his Instagram picture, oldest child, on the left is Isaiah kneeling next to Vin’s sister Sam’s daughter. He says our family is growing, wonderful, but don’t keep hurting my Grandson with these false stories. He deserves to be included.

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