Vin Diesel and Paul Walker Vin Diesel and Paul Walker

I'm not crying I just have something in my eye.

Vin Diesel, who starred opposite the late Paul Walker in the popular Fast and the Furious franchise, revealed Monday on NBC's Today that he named his newborn daughter Pauline in honor of his friend.

"There's no other person I was thinking about as I was cutting this umbilical cord," he said. "I knew he was there and it felt like a way to keep his memory a part of my family and a part of my world."

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Pauline is Diesel's third child with Paloma Jiménez. The actor and his longtime girlfriend, who announced the pregnancy in February, are also parents to Hania Riley, 6, and Vincent Sinclair, 4.

Furious 7, which Walker was filming at the time of his death in 2013, opens in theaters Friday, April 3.

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