LOS ANGELES —Vin Diesel, who named his newborn in honor of late friend and longtime co-star Paul Walker, says his participation in the child’s birth was all because of some advice Walker once gave him.

“I might never have gone into a delivery room if it wasn’t for Paul,” Diesel said Monday. “Paul (told) me to go into the delivery room … and be present,” Diesel added. Earlier, he announced on the “Today” show that daughter Pauline was named after Walker, who died in 2013 in a car crash while on a break from shooting an installment of the “Fast and Furious.” franchise.

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