Rebecca Soteros is a famous personality who rose to fame as the former girlfriend of Paul Walker who famously portrayed Brian O’Conner in the Fast & Furious franchise. Walker died in a car crash on November 30, 2013. The former couple had a daughter named Meadow Rain Walker, who was later adopted by her godfather, Vin Diesel. Keep reading as we are going to unveil some interesting facts about Walker’s ex-girlfriend Rebecca Soteros.
Rebecca Soteros’ Age and Early Life
Rebecca Soteros was born in March 1974 in the United States to her parents, Mark Soteros and Julie Ann Soteros. Her nationality is American and she belongs to a mixed ethnic background. She grew up with her younger brother, Joshua Soteros.
For her education, Soteros went to a Village Christian School where she graduated in 1992. As per reports, she received a bachelor’s degree in education major and has actively been working as a teacher. However, the famous girlfriend of Paul Walker has not officially revealed much about what she actually does.
Rebecca Soteros’ Relationship With Paul Walker
Rebecca and Walker lived in a short-term relationship. The couple reportedly met in California in early 1998. During that time, the couple welcomed a beautiful daughter, Meadow Rain Walker, on 4 November 1998.
Unfortunately, after dating for a few years, the former duo called off their relationship. Their daughter Meadow spent her early life with Rebecca in Hawaii and then moved to live with her father in California at the age of 13.
The reason for Rebecca’s separation from Paul is still unclear to the media. Some suggest that Rebecca and Paul used to have countless arguments while others say that Paul was much more focused on his career-making rather than taking his relationship to the next level.
During an interview in December 2013, Paul confessed his feelings about not being faithful to Rebecca saying:
I knew where I was at with chicks and having fun. I mean, I was sleeping with her (Rebecca’s) friends, for crying out loud. You know what I mean? I was an animal, and so I want to be there and my heart wants to be in it, but the mind just isn’t following it.
At the time of the death, Paul Walker was dating Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell who is 17 years younger than him. Meanwhile, Rebecca has not disclosed her past relationships.
Rebecca’ Daughter is Married
As mentioned earlier, Rebecca shared a daughter with Walker. Meadow Walker is an American model who signed to DNA Models in 2017. The 23 years old model has been married to an actor and Instagram star Louis Thorton-Allan. The couple tied the knot in a lavish ceremony on October 22, 2021, and Diesel was the one who walked her down the aisle. Vin Diesel’s daughter Hania Riley Sinclair was reportedly the maid of honor at Meadow’s wedding.
After Walker died in a fatal car crash, Meadow was raised by her godfather, Vin Diesel. The responsible daughter continued her father’s charitable work through her foundation, The Paul Walker Foundation. She has appeared at several events and Fast & Furious premiers.
Rebecca Faced Challenges for Child Custody
Rebecca Soteros had to go through a lot of challenges for the custody of her daughter, Meadow. It is reported that Paul’s parents argued they should be in charge of Meadow and their son’s property. In 2014, his mother, Cheryl filed the child custody case in court.
Rebecca later stated that she herself would take care of her daughter At that time, she was living with her daughter in a house in Cali that Paul had purchased before his death. Since Rebecca had never married Paul, she couldn’t claim any of his properties. After Paul’s death, Rebecca was allegedly going through drinking problems. Following this, Cheryl dropped the case with the agreement that Rebecca should complete a rehabilitation program.
Rebecca Soteros’ Net Worth
Rebecca Soteros prefers to stay far from the media. She has not provided any accurate information about her profession and net worth. However, her ex-boyfriend, Paul had accumulated $25 million net worth before his death in a car crash. As a matter of fact, he earned $1 million as his salary for the first two Fast & Furious movies. For the third franchise appearance, he received $7 million as his salary. As per Celebrity Net Worth, the late actor received $15 million per movie for his appearance in Fast Five (2011), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), and Furious 7 (2015).
Walker was a car enthusiast and he owned more than 30 luxurious cars including Audi S4, BMW M1, Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale, Ferrari 400i, Ford Bronco II, Ford Mustang Cobra R, Rolls-Royce Ghost, 3x Porsche GT3 RS, 2x Porsche 930 Turbo, Toyota Supra Mk4, etc.
Well, twenty-one of his vehicles sold for a combined $2.33 million at an annual car auction in Arizona in January 2020. Besides, Paul had owned several real-estate properties all across the US.
Look at the below table to know Walker’s Fast & Furious franchise’s total budget, and box office collections in the table below;
|Fast & Furious Franchise (films)||Total Budget||Box Office Collection (worldwide)|
|2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)||$76 million||$236.4 million|
|Fast & Furious (2009)||$85 million||$360.3 million|
|Fast Five (2011)||$125 million||$626.1 million|
|Fast & Furious 6 (2013)||$160 million||$788.6 million|
|Furious 7 (2015)||$190 million||$1.51 billion|
The Fast and Furious franchise is what actually helped him increase his revenue to extreme figures.
Where is Rebecca Soteros Now?
As per several reports, following the split with Walker, Rebecca has been in several places including Honolulu, Hawaii, Kalakaua Ave. As she is not active on social media platforms like Instagram, we don’t know much about her. It’s also unclear where she currently resides.