In the history of Hollywood, there are plenty of talented and popular personalities who have died from one cause or the other, leaving behind a sad family and a host of fans who mourn their loss. In November 2013, that was Paul Walker, who died from a car accident and left behind family members like his solitary daughter and his baby mama, Rebecca McBrain.
Rebecca McBrain was in a relationship with Paul Walker for about a year, during which she got pregnant with the actor’s only child, Meadow Rain Walker. Although she was locked in a custody battle before the unfortunate passing of the actor, she has maintained a cordial relationship with the family of the actor after his passing.
Check out everything about their complicated relationship below and other interesting facts worth learning about Rebecca McBrain.
Rebecca McBrain’s Biography
Rebecca McBrain was never a part of Hollywood and was not in an active romantic relationship with Paul Walker during the height of his fame and thus, was not a subject of plenty of media attention. This has resulted in very little public information about her and her background, with the only known fact being that she was born in 1974 to parents Julie Ann Soteros and Mark Soteros.
She attended Village Christian School for her basic education before proceeding to college where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in education. With her academic qualifications, Rebecca McBrain began a career as a school teacher and remained one for a long time after she met Paul Walker.
Circumstances eventually forced Rebecca McBrain to relocate to Hawaii where she continued to be a school teacher while she raised Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow Rain Walker. Since the actor’s passing, however, she has returned to California, staying off media attention as she works primarily as a homemaker and mother of Meadow.
As for Paul Walker, whom she had a short-lived relationship with, he was an actor who started his career as a child and grew up to become a superstar prior to his passing in a car accident. He starred in a number of films and TV shows, including the soap opera, The Young and the Restless but found his fame and superstar status through his appearance in the Fast and Furious series, playing the role of a police officer turned thief, Brian O’Connor.
Through his appearance in the series, Rebecca McBrain’s ex-boyfriend amassed a net worth in excess of $25 million.
Kids and Relationship with Paul Walker
When Rebecca McBrain met Paul Walker, she was in the middle of her career as a school teacher while Paul was at the beginning of what would be a successful career through his role as Brian O’Conner in the Fast and Furious series. They began their relationship in 1998 while both in their early 20s.
While they were together, the couple had an unexpected pregnancy that prompted Rebecca McBrain to ask Paul Walker to marry, which the actor declined citing his unreadiness for marriage.
The refusal to get married resulted in their unfortunate break up and Rebecca relocated to Hawaii from California, after giving birth to their daughter, Meadow Rain Walker on the 4th of November, 1998.
Rebecca McBrain raised her daughter alone with the help of her mother, Julie Ann Soteros, up until the age of 13 in 2011 when Meadow Rain Walker sought to have a relationship with her father and relocated to California.
Unfortunately, Meadow did not get to spend plenty of time with her father as he passed away in 2013 after a car accident. At the passing of Paul Walker, Meadow Walker was left to his mother, Cheryl Walker as the sole guardian of Meadow which prompted a custody battle with Rebecca McBrain. Cheryl accused Rebecca of being unfit to be a mother because of her alcoholism and two DUI arrests but eventually found a compromise by enforcing that Rebecca undergoes rehabilitation and relocate back to California.
With the completion of the terms of the agreement, Rebecca McBrain and Cheryl are now both joint custodians of Meadow and the former girlfriend of the action star lives with her daughter in her home in Los Angeles.
Other Facts About Her
Along with raising her daughter, Rebecca McBrain also helps with running the charities that were established in Paul Walker’s name before his death.
Her mother, Julie Ann Soteros died in July 2004.
Vin Diesel, who is a co-star and a close friend of Paul Walker before his death, is the godfather of her daughter, Meadow Rain Walker.
Her ex-boyfriend, Paul Walker was an irreligious man and so his body was cremated after a non-denominational funeral and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in his home city in Los Angeles.