If you are a fan of the American street racing film series titled The Fast and The Furious, you’d certainly not forget Vin Diesel. The outstanding actor has been playing the role of Dominic Toretto alongside Late Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez in the series. In addition to his excellent acting skills; Diesel is also a screenwriter, director, and producer. He has starred in dozens of movies and has recorded several awards in his name. Learn more about his sexuality, his wife, secret twin brother, and other interesting facts below.
Vin Diesel Bio, Ethnicity
Diesel was born Mark Sinclair in Alameda County, California on July 18, 1967. He was raised by an Afro-American stepfather Irving H. Vincent and his mother Delora Sherleen Vincent who is of Scottish, English and German descent. He belongs to a mixed ethnicity and holds an American nationality. Diesel started acting when he was seven years old, appearing on the stage production of Barbara Garson’s Dinosaur Door. He went on to study creative writing at Hunter College situated in the New York City.
He made his first film appearance in the 1990 drama titled Awakening after which he wrote, directed, and produced a short drama titled Multi-Facial in 1994. Diesel was a cast in Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan in 1998 and in 1999; he played the role of a voice actor in the animated movie titled The Iron Giant.
The multi-talented actor got his breakthrough in 2001 when he joined the cast of the street racing action thriller titled The Fast and The Furious. He also starred in XXX the following year as well as the box office hit movie titled The Chronicles of Riddick in 2004. His other movies include Find Me Guilty, Hitman, Fast Five, Avengers Infinity War, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Guardians of the Galaxy, Witch Hunter and Bloodshot. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013 and has recorded several awards in his name. Diesel is regarded as a multi-faceted actor courtesy of his exceptional acting skills.
Is Von Diesel Gay?
Being a high profile celebrity comes with its pros and cons. Even after kept his personal life under wraps, Vin Diesel hasn’t escaped the web of rumormongers. Since his love life has been a thing of interest to his many fans, you shouldn’t be surprised that he is being mixed up with gay rumors. There have been many speculations going on that Diesel could be gay and hiding in the closet; nevertheless, the star has continued to slam such rumors.
According to Diesel, he came from the Al Pacino, Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, and Robert De Niro code of silence and he is not going to put out his personal life on magazine covers like other actors do. Apparently, Von Diesel is not gay but has a straight sexual orientation. His relationships, wife, and children might be the further proof you might need to be fully convinced.
Who is His Wife, Twin Brother?
There has been a lot of razzmatazz going on in the media for some time regarding Diesel’s secret brother and the rumors turned out to be true. Vin Diesel has a twin brother named Paul Vincent and a sister Samantha Vincent; they were born and raised in California. While they were growing, Diesel along with his brother and some friends, broke into the Theatre for the New City with intent to vandalize it. Unfortunately, they were intercepted by the theatre’s artistic director who offered them roles in their upcoming show rather than handing them over to the police. Subsequently, Vin Diesel went on to become a successful actor while his twin brother Paul chose a different career path. Diesel has been enjoying the glamour of the limelight; while his brother Paul has stayed away from it.
In addition to his successful acting career, Vin Diesel is also successful in his love life and has been in a few relationships to date. His first relationship was with his Fast & Furious co-star named Michelle Rodriguez. The pair had a brief romance in 2001 and after a while, they went their separate ways.
After their break up, Diesel started another relationship with a Mexican model named Paloma Jimenez in 2007. They welcomed their first symbol of love, a daughter Hania Riley in April 2008. Two years later, Paloma gave birth to a son named Vincent Sinclair and in 2015; they also welcomed another child, a girl named Pauline. Although Diesel and Paloma have been together for over thirteen years, they never made it to the altar. We hope they take the bold step to seal their love in a nuptial bliss soon.
Is He Dead?
There have been so many celebrities who have suffered the pain of being mixed up in a death hoax and Vin Diesel is one of them. Following his affinity with his Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker, the pair now became more like brothers. In 2013, rumors began to spread that Diesel has died in a car accident while he was on the set of Furious 7. However, the reverse was the case; Diesel wasn’t the one that kicked the bucket but Walker did. The rumors died off after the news of Walker’s death surfaced. Walker was a victim of an auto crash alongside his financial adviser named Rodger Rodas. The pair died in a burn-out Porsche Carrera GT in Los Angeles on November 30, 2013.
Meanwhile, their death occurred at about the same time, Fast & Furious 7 was still in production. It was a great loss for Diesel who has not fully recovered from the grief. The Fast & Furious crew also shared in the grief as it had a great impact on the crew. After Walker’s death, Vin Diesel has never stopped paying tribute to him. He further named his daughter Pauline in honor of his great friend and brother Paul Walker.