Why Vin Diesel Chose Not to Marry His Girlfriend of 16 Years Who Is Also the Mother of His 3 Kids

Love doesn’t always need a fancy label to make it real, and Vin Diesel’s 16-year-long relationship with his partner, Paloma Jiménez, is a perfect example of that. Despite having 3 children together, the 56-year-old actor and the 40-year-old Mexican-born model have never felt the need to tie the knot. In fact, they like to keep their relationship really low-key, and Diesel avoids sharing photos of them together on social media.

A slow and steady search for the perfect partner

Vin Diesel took his time searching for the perfect partner. He dated his co-star, Michelle Rodriguez, around 2002 but their romance was short-lived. A few years later, while shooting the 2005 comedy film, The Pacifier, he got the urge to be a father.

“Working with babies on the set for so long, it really started to bring out this desire to have a child,” he shared. “And it took a couple of years after that to find the right person and to hopefully be mature enough to be a great father which is really all you want to do.”

He found the love he desired.


Vin Diesel and Paloma Jiménez have been inseparable since they began dating in 2007. At various events, Vin Diesel has publicly expressed his deep admiration for Jimenez, not just for her stunning beauty but also for being his emotional anchor. Their love story is a testament to the fact that you don’t need a marriage certificate to create a strong and lasting bond.

Why Vin Diesel has chosen not to get married.

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The action star doesn’t like sharing his private life with the world, and it’s the reason why he has kept his relationship with Jiménez as low-key as possible. “I’m not gonna put it out there on a magazine cover like some other actors. I come from the Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino code of silence,” he admitted.

Vin Diesel also added that he thinks famous people dating famous people are just asking for trouble. He doesn’t want his relationship to become a “punch line” in people’s lives.

The couple is enjoying parenthood without labels.

Vin Diesel and his girlfriend are now a family of 5. They welcomed their first in 2008, a daughter named Hania Riley. In 2010, they welcomed their son, Vincent. 5 years later, they welcomed their youngest daughter, Pauline. She is named after Vin Diesel’s late friend and co-star, Paul Walker.

Vin Diesel is also the godfather of Walker’s daughter, Meadow. He even walked her down the aisle when she got married.

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