After losing his life in a tragic auto accident this November, many of us have slowly been learning facts about Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker that have made us realize he was much more than just a pretty face. The thing that impressed me most was finding out that Paul was set to quit acting just so he could bond with and raise his 15-year-old daughter Meadow, who left her mother's home in Hawaii to live with the actor in California. The love he had for his teen daughter was evident, and it comes as no shock to me that he has left his entire fortune -- $25 million -- to Meadow. Yes, that means not one cent was left to his other family members or 23-year-old girlfriend Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell, which I think is fine and fair.
Ah, but there IS one weird catch.
Meadow will be unable to touch the money until she becomes an adult -- which is a totally, absolutely, completely reasonable and rational rule. What isn't so ordinary? According to court documents, Paul appointed his mother the guardian of Meadow.
Hmmm. That one could be tricky.
Yet another reason to love Paul: he kept his private life private and was very classy about not revealing the details behind his breakup with Meadow's mother, Rebecca Soteros. When Meadow chose to leave her mother's house and live with Paul, reports didn't surface in the media about any wrongdoing on mom's part. It's totally possible Meadow and Paul AND Rebecca decided it would be best for the teen to spend some quality time bonding with dad -- or there could be more behind it. The beautiful thing is that we don't know because this family seems to have enough respect for one another to keep those details to themselves.
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It's definitely a little odd that Paul would request Meadow be taken care of by grandma instead of her own mom, though. My immediate thought is that he felt, for whatever reason, she would be in better hands with his mom and that grandma was more trustworthy when it came to managing large sums of money. The family will hear the decision of a judge at the end of the month, who will determine whether Rebecca or Paul's mother will be granted guardianship. For the time being, Meadow is back living with her own mom.
Do you think Paul made the right call leaving his entire fortune to his daughter and requesting his mom act as her guardian?
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