Vin Diesel is neither gay nor bisexual. The famous American actor who is well known for the Fast and Furious franchise is straight and has been in many heterosexual relationships in the past.
Born Mark Sinclair in 1967 and currently 56 years old, Vin Diesel has had an interesting dating history that includes his Fast and Furious co-star, Michelle Rodriguez. While he has never been married, the actor has been in a relationship with Paloma Jimenez for a very long time. Here is a closer look at his love life and the truth about his sexuality.
Is Vin Diesel Gay?
The sexuality of the celebrated Fast and Furious actor has been subject to many speculations in the past. However, it has since been made known that Vin Diesel is not gay.
The rumor surrounding his sexuality began in the 2000s. Even as the rumor continued to swell at the time, Diesel refused to address it or any aspect of his personal life, which seemed to add more fuel to the claims. At the time, the actor was hardly seen with a woman.
Another thing that got many to speculate that he could be gay is the belief by some that the Fast and Furious movies have always been gay. This was credited to, among other things, a statement made by Dom (Vin Diesel’s character) that he appreciates a fine body no matter the make. The statement came in response to a question about whether he preferred cars to girls.
Amidst all the rumors, there is nothing to suggest that Vin Diesel is gay. This is because the actor has been linked to many women in the past with no man on his list, and he has been in a stable straight relationship for a long time. More so, Vin Diesel is also a family man with kids.
Vin Diesel Is Not Married But Is in A Long Term Relationship
Vin Diesel has never been married, but he has been in a dedicated relationship for a very long time with his domestic partner, Paloma Jiménez. She is a Mexican model and actress who was born Karla Paloma Jiménez Denagustin in 1983.
It is unclear how the pair first met since Diesel revealed that he was holding on to the code of silence and would not want to put the details out there on magazine covers. However, it has been speculated that since they are both in the same industry, it is possible that they either met through a mutual friend or through an industry event.
Whatever the case, it is no secret that they started dating in 2007 and have since moved in together. Their relationship began years after Paloma, who was born in Mexico, moved to the United States to begin her career as a model and actress. She has worked with many big brands, including Honda and Coca-Cola.
Vin Diesel and Paloma Jiménez Are Blessed With Three Kids
Even though they have opted to remain unmarried, Vin and his long-term partner have since started building their family with the arrival of their three kids; Hania Riley Sinclair, Vincent Sinclair, and Pauline Sinclair.
Hania Riley Sinclair is the oldest of the couple’s kids. She was born on 2 April 2008, which means she is now 15 years old. Although her parents have managed to keep most things about her private, we know that she has also followed in the footsteps of her famous parents by becoming an actress. She has made an appearance in 8 episodes of the animated series Fast & Furious Spy Racers from 2019 to 2021.
The second child of Vin Diesel and his only son is Vincent Sinclair Diesel. He was born in 2010 and is now 13 years old. Unsurprisingly, he also joins his older sister in taking after his parents as he is also an actor. The young Diesel made his debut in Fast and Furious 9, The Fast Saga (2021). He has also been listed to appear in the thriller film, Close to Shore, which will feature his father, among other amazing stars.
The last child of Vin Diesel and Paloma Jimenez is Pauline Sinclair. The little one was born on March 14, 2015, and she was named after her father’s close friend and fellow Fast and Furious star Paul Walker. Walker died in a car crash more than two years before Pauline’s birth in 2013.
Vin Diesel Dated his Fast & Furious co-star, Michelle Rodriguez
Vin Diesel and his on-screen lover in Fast and Furious, Michelle Rodriguez, have shared great onscreen chemistry so much that people were wondering if they have shifted the story of Dom and Letty into real life. As it is, they were said to have fallen in love and have dated in real life.
Vin Diesel and his Fast and Furious co-star are said to have dated in the early 2000s, but the relationship did not last for more than a year before they parted ways. Details about their off-screen romance began as a rumor until Vin confirmed that they were an item at some point. Rodriguez would later confirm that the relationship fizzled out at another point.
Even though the relationship has since ended, the two stars have continued to maintain a very close friendship. They have continued to praise each other on social media and hold each other in high esteem. Nonetheless, It was claimed that his relationship with the actress was one of the things that got him to stay away from dating celebrities in the United States because he described the experience as a sucker’s bet.
Vin Diesel Has Been In Many More Relationships
Apart from Paloma Jimenez and Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel has dated many other women in the past. While he revealed that he preferred dating women in Europe to keep his relationship private and prevent the media from doing diggings and bringing dirt from the past, there are many other American women that he dated. Here is a look at the women he has been linked to in the past.
1. Maria Menounos
In 2006 before the actor started his relationship with his current partner, he was linked to TV personality Maria Menounos. Although it is not clear how they met or if they actually dated, the rumor was strong that they were an item at some point.
2. Lucy Clarkson
In 2005, Vin was said to have dated British model Lucy Clarkson. According to some reports, the actor invited her to Los Angeles, where they spent two weeks together, It was also claimed that they had plans of moving in together, but nothing came from the relationship.
3. Shannon Malone
The woman that the actor was linked to in 2004 was actress Shannon Malone. Like many other relationships between the actor, not so much is known about their time together, as well as how they met and went their separate ways.
4. Asia Argento
Asia appeared together with Vin Diesel in the 2002 thriller film, XXX. It was around that time that it was claimed that the two got into a relationship. The Italian actress would later reveal that the actor was the best kisser she had ever had, but she wouldn’t reveal more about their alleged relationship.
5. Karrine Steffans
Video vixen and author, Karrine Steffans revealed that she has had relationships with many celebrities, one of which was Diesel. The two appeared in the 2003 film, A Man Apart, together. While what really happened between them remains unclear, reports have it that they dated from 2001 to 2002.
6. Summer Altice
American model and former actress Summer Altice is another woman that was linked to the actor in 2000. The relationship was also brief as it ended rather as abruptly as it began.
7. Carmen Electra
Carmen Electra was married to Dennis Rodman from 1998 to 1999, and after the pair ended their union, Carmen was said to have dated Vin in 2000. This relationship was not to be for a long time before it met its end. It took the actress two years before she got married to her next husband, Dave Navarro.
8. Chanel Ryan
Chanel is the next woman that reportedly dated Vin Diesel. Their relationship dates back to 2000. It is claimed that the relationship started in that year and ended in the same year. However, the circumstances under which they met, dated, and went their ways, have not been made known.
9. Samantha Phillips
One of the earliest women that the XXX actor got involved with is Samantha Phillips. The pair were linked from 1998 to 1999. Like most others, there isn’t much that is known about the relationship.
Other Women Linked To Vin Diesel
Other women who were believed to have had something to do with the Fast and Furious actor in the past include the adult model Layla Roberts, Myla Sinanaj, Elisa Jordana, Kaya Jones, and Michelle Ruben.
Finally, Nick Cannon’s ex-wife, Mariah Carey, is yet another woman that was linked to Vin Diesel. This rumor that the two might have been an item came in 2022 when they allegedly developed some level of closeness that got tongues wagging. However, apart from the rumors, there was nothing to suggest they dated.