Who is Vin Diesel?
Vin Diesel is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. Diesel is best known for playing Dominic Toretto in the “Fast & Furious” movie series. Aside from this, Vin Diesel is also known for his voice-acting roles in movies like “Iron Giant” and “The Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise where he voices Groot – a tree-like organism from planet X.
Vin Diesel’s real name is Mark Sinclair. He was born on July 18, 1967, in Alameda County, California, United States. He is 55 years old as of September 2022.
About Vin Diesel’s parents
Vin Diesel was raised by his white mother, Delora Sherleen Vincent (née Sinclair), and his African-American stepfather, Irving H. Vincent. According to reports, Diesel has never met his biological father and he has often said that his mother has connections to many different cultures.
The actor also believes that his parents’ relationship might have been illegal in some parts of the United States due to anti-miscegenation laws where law prohibited interracial marriage and in most cases, interracial sexual relations.
Delora Sherleen Vincent – Vin Diesel’s mother
Delora Sherleen Vincent is Vin Diesel’s mother. She has worked as an astrologer and a psychologist. However, information on her birth date, age, and early life is currently unknown. Delora Vincent has been married twice. Her first husband is Diesel’s biological father whom the actor has never met. Details of him are currently unknown. Also, Delora has never mentioned how they got married or when they divorced. As of September 2022, she is married to her current husband Irving Vincent who is an African-American. The pair got married in 1970 and the union is blessed with two children, Samantha Vincent, and Tim Vincent.
Irving H. Vincent – Vin Diesel’s stepfather
Irving H. Vincent is the stepfather of Vin Diesel. He is a former acting instructor and theatre manager. As an instructor, Irving has worked as an avant-garde theatre director in an artist’s housing project in New York. He later left his job as a theatre manager and started working in television and film education.
About Vin Diesel’s siblings
Diesel grew up alongside his twin brother and younger half-siblings. They include Paul Vincent, Samantha Vincent, and Tim Vincent.
i. Paul Vincent
Paul Vincent is Vin Diesel’s twin brother. He is an American actor and sound editor. He was born on July 18, 1967, in Alameda Country, California, United States. He is 55 years old as of September 2022. As an actor, Paul Vincent is notable for his roles in movies like “Dodger”, “Bonzo”, “Fresh Fields”, “Grange Hill”, amongst others. Despite his work in entertainment, the actor has managed to live a private life and does not disclose a lot of his personal information to the public.
ii. Samantha Vincent
Samantha Vincent is the younger half-sister of Vin Diesel from his mother’s second marriage to Irving Vincent. She is an American film producer and executive director best known for directing “Riddick”- a science fiction action-adventure drama film. Samantha Vincent has also worked in some of Vin Diesel’s movies including the “Fast & Furious” series. She was born in the 1970s and grew up in Alameda County, California, the United States. She is of both Caucasian and African-American descent and holds an American nationality.
iii. Tim Vincent
Tim Vincent is the younger maternal half-brother of Vin Diesel. He is a Welsh actor and television presenter. He was born on November 4, 1972, in Overton, United Kingdom. He is 49 years as of September 2022. Tim Vincent is known for his work in movies like Emmerdale Farm (1972), Dangerfield (1995), and Knights of the Damned (2017). As of the time of writing this article, Tim Vincent is in a relationship with Gemma Charles, a TV and media marketing columnist.
About Vin Diesel’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (September 2022), Vin Diesel is not married and does not have a wife. In fact, the “Fast & Furious” star has never been married.
Diesel has been in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend Paloma Jiménez but they are not officially married. The couple has been together since 2007 and have three children together: a son named Vincent Sinclair and two daughters named Pauline and Hania Riley Sinclair.
There have been multiple speculations on the true state of Vin Diesel’s relationship with Paloma Jiménez with some reports alleging that they are secretly married. However, there has been no official confirmation of this as the two have never addressed the rumours.
List of Vin Diesel’s girlfriends
Before settling with his current girlfriend, Paloma Jiménez, Diesel dated several famous women. Here is a list of the women Vin Diesel has dated. The list includes his current girlfriend Paloma Jiménez.
- Vin Diesel dated Samantha Philips in 1998.
- Vin Diesel dated Myla Sinanaj in 2000, reports say.
- Vin Diesel dated Elisa Jordana in early 2000.
- Vin Diesel dated Chanel Ryan in 2000.
- Vin Diesel dated Carmen Electra in 2000.
- Vin Diesel dated Summer Altice in 2000.
- Vin Diesel dated Michelle Rodriguez in 2001.
- Vin Diesel dated Karrine Steffans in 2001.
- Vin Diesel dated Layla Roberts in 2002.
- Vin Diesel dated Asia Argento in 2002.
- Vin Diesel dated Mariah Carey in 2002, reports say.
- Vin Diesel dated Shannon Malone in 2004.
- Vin Diesel dated Maria Menounos in 2006.
- Vin Diesel started dating Paloma Jiménez in 2007.
About Vin Diesel and Mariah Carey’s relationship
Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She was born on March 27, 1969, in Huntington, New York, United States. She is 53 years old as of September 2022.
Diesel and Mariah Carey were rumoured to be in a relationship back in 2002. According to reports, the pair were spotted together in Aspen, Colorado while trying to avoid the paparazzi. It was also reported that Diesel took Mariah Carey out for dinner where they were seen having a quiet time. Details of how the relationship ended (if there was ever any) are currently unknown.
About Vin Diesel and Asia Argento’s relationship
Asia Argento is an Italian actress and filmmaker. She is also the daughter of the iconic filmmaker Dario Argento. Asia was born on September 20, 1975, in Rome, Italy. She is 46 years old as of September 2022.
Diesel and Argento both dated in 2002 while on the set of their movie “XXX”. The 2002 spy action drama was directed by Rob Cohen and featured other stars like Marton Csokas, Samuel L. Jackson, Leila Arcieri, and others.
Vin Diesel’s relationship with Asia Argento lasted a year before they both went their separate ways. While the cause of their split remains unknown, Argento has always said kind words about Diesel. In an interview, she described him as “generous” and disclosed that the most attractive thing about Diesel is his brain.
About Vin Diesel’s relationship with Maria Menounos
Maria Menounos is an American actress, journalist, and television presenter. She was born on June 8, 1978, in Medford, Massachusetts, United States. She is 44 years old as of September 2022.
Diesel and Maria Menounos were in a relationship back in 2006 after he publicly flirted with her as she interviewed him. A close friend of Maria once revealed that the actress has had a long-term crush on Diesel and was excited about their relationship. Meanwhile, the relationship lasted for about a year before they parted ways. As of September 2022, Maria Menounos is happily married to Keven Undergaro who is an American bestselling author, filmmaker, and the founder of AfterBuzz TV.
About Vin Diesel’s relationship with his current girlfriend – Paloma Jiménez
Paloma Jiménez is a Mexican model and actress widely recognized as the current girlfriend of Vin Diesel. She was born on August 22, 1983, in Acapulco, Mexico. She is 39 years old as of September 2022.
Diesel and Paloma Jiménez first met in the early 2000s while Paloma was still focusing on her modeling career. They started dating officially in 2007 and have been inseparable ever since. Paloma Jiménez even had to take a break from her modelling career to start a family with the actor.
Although nothing is confirmed at this time, there have been multiple speculations that Diesel and Paloma Jiménez might have secretly tied the knot. The couple has never announced any wedding ceremony or addressed the rumours of their marriage.
However, it is so obvious that the couple is in a secure relationship, even as they have both decided to keep details of their family away from the limelight. In 2016, there were speculations that the couple was breaking up right after they marked their 10th anniversary. Diesel eventually assured everyone to disregard the rumours. The actor maintained that despite their 16-year age difference (Diesel is 55 while Paloma Jiménez is 39), his relationship with Paloma is still very strong. The couple currently has three children named Hania Riley Sinclair, Vincent Sinclair, and Pauline Sinclair.
Vin Diesel’s children
As of the time of publishing this article, Vin Diesel is the proud father of three lovely children (two girls and a boy). They include Hania Riley Sinclair, Vincent Sinclair, and Pauline Sinclair.
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About Vin Diesel’s children
a. Hania Riley Sinclair
Hania Riley Sinclair is the oldest child of Vin Diesel and his girlfriend, Paloma Jiménez. She was born on April 2, 2002, in the United States. She is 14 years old as of September 2022. Following her father’s footsteps, Hania made her debut as an actress in the TV series “Fast & Furious Spy Racers”. She appeared in 6 episodes of the series from 2019 to 2021. The series also featured A-list actors like Tyler Posey, Charlet Chung, Camille Ramsey, among others.
In an interview, Vin Diesel revealed how proud he was of his daughter. He also revealed that Hania was born while he was on set, and while he initially tried to keep it a secret, his late co-star Paul Walker convinced him to leave set and be at the hospital.
b. Vincent Sinclair
Vincent Sinclair is the second child of Diesel and Paloma Jiménez. He was born on April 13, 2010, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is 12 years old as of September 2022. Vincent made his acting debut in the ninth season of the “Fast & Furious” series. In the series, he portrayed the younger version of his father’s character, Dominic Torretto.
b. Pauline Sinclair
Pauline Sinclair is the younger child of Vin Diesel and Paloma Jiménez. She was born on March 14, 2015, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She is 7 years old as of September 2022. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Pauline was named in tribute to her father’s late co-star and close friend Paul Walker.
About Vin Diesel’s gay rumours
Rumours of Vin Diesel being gay surfaced online around 2005. It appeared the rumours may have been spurred by the actor’s penchant for keeping his romantic life away from the public. The actor once stated he doesn’t like people asking him about his relationship status, who he was dating, and how they got together. However, he strongly affirmed that he was not gay and that he was surprised where the rumours came from.
How could you say that? Why would you say that? I’m not gonna put it out there on a magazine cover like some other actors. I come from the Harrison Ford, Marlon Brandon, Robert De Niro, and Al Pacino code of silence. I’m not gonna do that.
The rumours re-surfaced several years later when fans began questioning him on why he hasn’t gotten married. Even now that Diesel has three children and is in a long-term relationship with his current girlfriend Paloma Jiménez, some reports still claim that the children and girlfriend are just to cover up his true sexuality.
About Vin Diesel and Paul Walker’s relationship
Paul Walker is an American actor known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the “Fast & Furious” series. He was born on September 12, 1973, in Glendale, California, United States. The actor died in a car accident in Santa Clarita, California on November 30, 2013. He was 40 years old at the time of his death.
Diesel and Walker became close friends while they worked on the “Fast & Furious” movies together. Since Paul Walker’s death, Diesel has ensured his memory lives on, both on and off-screen. In the “Fast & Furious” series, Walker makes posthumous appearances and Diesel even named his youngest daughter, Pauline Sinclair in honor of Paul Walker.
The actor said he couldn’t take his friend, Walker out of his mind when he was signing the register of his youngest child Pauline. Notwithstanding, Diesel has stepped in as a father figure to Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow Walker. He also walked her down the aisle on her wedding day with British-American model Louis Thornton-Allan.