It took Vin Diesel a couple of years and countless relationships before meeting Mexican Model Paloma Jimenez. But after 14 years of romance and three kids, the pair are still yet to tie the knot.
American actor Mark Sinclair, famously known as Vin Diesel, has dazzled fans with his action-packed movies over the years with films like the "Fast and Furious" franchise and "XXX."
Behind the scenes, the actor has kept fans wondering about his personal life. Let's take a glimpse into his love life and relationships.
Vin Diesel poses for a picture with girlfriend and model Paloma Jimenez at Moffett Airfield in Mountain View, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 [Left] | Vin Diesel and Paloma Jimenez with family attend the European film premiere of Disney's 'The Lion King' on 14 July, 2019 [Right] | Photo: Getty Images
VIN DIESEL'S ROMANTIC HISTORY
Vin Diesel is not only known for his action-packed performance in movies, but the actor is also a fine specimen of manliness. Due to his stunning physical attributes, it has not been hard for the actor to attract and date beautiful women.
In 1998 Diesel was in a year-long relationship with American Actress Samantha Phillips. The pair broke up after just one year of dating. Diesel moved on, and in the year 2000, he was spotted with Actress Michelle Ruben popularly known for her appearance in the movie "Boat Trip."
Vin Diesel at the world premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019, in California. | Photo: Getty Images
Around this time, Model Myla Sinanaj was having issues with her ex-boyfriend, who accused her of being opportunistic and a cheater. Her ex-boyfriend also name-dropped Diesel as one of the people Sinanaj cheated on him with.
The "Fast and Furious" star was rumored to have dated Media Personality Elisa Jordana and Canadian-American Model Kaya Jones for a few separate months in the early 2000s.
Around this time, he also briefly dated Actress Chanel Ryan after meeting her on a movie set. Afterward, Diesel was seen frequently with Actress Carmen Electra although they never publicly acknowledged their relationship.
In 2001 shortly after they met on the set of "Fast and Furious," Diesel and Actress Michelle Rodriguez reportedly started dating. However, their romance was short-lived.
After leaving Rodriguez, the actor dated American Author Karrine Steffans for six months, and in 2002 he had a fling with Playboy Model Layla Roberts.
Diesel and Italian Actress Asia Argento co-starred in the movie "XXX" and the pair allegedly dated while on set. Argento, at the time, described the actor as one of the best kissers in the world.
The actor also reportedly dated Iconic Singer Mariah Carey in 2002, Actress Shannon Malone in 2004, and TV star Maria Menounos in 2006.
Iconic Actress Helen Mirren once proclaimed her love for Diesel. She reportedly fell in love with him while giving a speech at a ceremony.
In 2007, Diesel started dating Mexican Model Paloma Jiménez, and they have been together since. The pair have also become parents to three adorable children.
Vin Diesel is a doting father of three children from his relationship with longtime partner Paloma Jiménez. The actor loves his children more than anything in the world.
The actor never passes up the opportunity to gush over how incredibly proud he is of his kids. Diesel revealed his kids move him to tears every time, and they are also proud of what he has achieved in his career.
He had nursed the feelings of wanting to be a father for years before he eventually became one. He told reporters once that:
"While I was doing Pacifier, [a 2005 comedy about a Navy SEAL-turned-nanny]… it really started to bring out this desire to have a child."
The actor became a father for the first time when his daughter Hania "Similce" Riley Sinclair was born on April 2, 2008. He was filming "Fast and Furious 4" at the time.
He had been on the set shooting fighting scenes when his friend and late actor, Paul Walker, noticed he was distracted. Afterward, Diesel revealed he was expecting his first child.
Walker then convinced him to suspend filming and go over to the hospital to cut the umbilical cord of his first child and be there for his partner Jimenez.
Although he does not speak about her all the time, Diesel still takes time out to celebrate the mother of his three kids.
After experiencing fatherhood for the first time, the actor had tagged being a parent his most outstanding achievement. His second child, son Vincent Sinclair, was born on April 3, 2010. His name was a mash-up of Diesel's given name of Mark Sinclair and his stage name.
The Actor and Jimenez welcomed their third child, daughter Pauline Sinclair, on March 16, 2015. The little girl was named after Diesel's friend and former co-star, the late Paul Walker, who died in November 2013.
Diesel revealed he only thought of Walker as he was cutting the umbilical cord of his third child. He also wanted to keep the late actor's memory a part of his world.
The actor's eldest kids, Similce and Vincent, have dreams of following in their father's footsteps and becoming actors themselves.
His first child Similce made her film debut in the TV series "Fast & Furious Spy Racers" from 2019 to 2020, while his son Vincent appeared in "Fast and Furious 9" as the younger version of Diesel's character, Dominic Toretto.
PAUL WALKER'S INFLUENCE ON PARENTING
Diesel is never shy of talking about his relationship with Walker. He once revealed that he relied on the late star for advice on being an efficient dad. The father of three explained that although he was the big brother for most of his castmates on set, unlike Walker, he was not a father yet.
Eventually, when Diesel started his parenting journey, Walker was the one who educated him in detail as to what was required of him to succeed as a father.
Walker had so much influence on Diesel that when he was in the delivery room for his youngest daughter, he believed the late actor was with him and decided to give his kid the name Pauline.
The actor remained close to his late friend's daughter Meadow after his death. When Meadow was getting married to her beau Louis-Thorton Allan in the Dominican Republic, Diesel walked her down the aisle at the ceremony.
Meadow remained close to Diesel and his kids, and she refers to them as her family. She also celebrates Diesel on Father's Day.
The "XXX" star has also said seeing Meadow play with his kids makes him very emotional, and he is very protective of her. Meanwhile, Vin Diesel recently showed up with his partner and their three kids in Venice for "Dolce & Gabbana's" fashion event.
The family was seen looking stylish as they touched down. Mother Jiménez sported a two-piece white floral silk blouse and pants set while her first daughter opted for a printed off-the-shoulder dress in shades of blue, yellow, and white.
Their son Vincent wore a black t-shirt, and Diesel slipped into a black and yellow jacket and matching pants. The family was seen enjoying some time on a boat before the commencement of the fashion event.
VIN DIESEL AND PALOMA JIMENEZ
Vin Diesel has achieved a lot professionally and personally. Still, unlike his much-publicized family man character in the "Fast and Furious" movie franchise, the award-winning actor has kept his relationship with longtime partner Jimenez very low-key.
The pair have been in a relationship since 2007 and have since become parents to three children, but the fact that they have not exchanged marital vows remains a surprise to many.
Before he met Jiménez, Diesel told reporters he was carefully looking for his soulmate, and ever since the pair have been linked, the actor has been tight-lipped about their relationship. When he was asked about it, he said:
"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."
Although he does not speak about her all the time, Diesel still takes time out to celebrate the mother of his three kids. The actor once shared a picture of Jiménez holding their son on Instagram and called her his "Mayan Queen."
They have also appeared together countless times on the red carpet, and during the premiere of "xXx: Return of Xander Cage," Diesel praised Jimenez for being so stunningly beautiful. He also applauded her for being his rock.
Although the pair have not tied the knot, they have kept their romance close to their hearts, and it looks like they're as strong as ever.