For fans of the Fast and Furious film series, Paloma Jimenez needs no introduction. That is because of her longstanding relationship with Vin Diesel, one of the film’s biggest stars. Though Paloma Jimenez has previously had a career in the entertainment world, it was not big enough to bring her the kind of success she now enjoys as the partner of Vin Diesel. The former model has raised a lovely family with the acclaimed actor. They are often seen together at red carpet award shows and on their father’s social media accounts. Paloma Jimenez has remained largely private about her life since her romance with Diesel began, however, some facts about her have come to the fore.
Where Is Paloma Jimenez From?
At first glance at the towering model, one would rightly guess that she is Latino. She was born in Mexico City where she was raised to adulthood before making her way to the United States.
Upon her birth on the 22nd of August 1983, she was named Karla Paloma Jiménez Denagustin, however, due to the difficulty friends encountered when attempting to pronounce her name, the towering beauty decided to shorten the name to simply Paloma Jiménez. Paloma speaks fluently both Spanish and English languages.
What Does Paloma Jimenez Do For a Living?
Paloma Jimenez is a model. From an early age, she began a career in modeling and has so far achieved huge success. She started out in her native Mexico and according to Fashion Model Directory was represented by Looks Modeling Agency which is one of the biggest modeling agencies in Mexico. In January 2005, she was on the cover of Maxim Magazine, the following year 2006, she appeared on the cover of Max magazine. In Los Angeles, she was represented by Two Management, she has also been repped previously by ID Model Management.
Paloma Jimenez has featured in a handful of fashion shows including the Spring/Summer 2006 and 2007 shows for Ready to Wear. Jimenez has also done photoshoots with a number of Latino brands including Aridio and Jo Lance. She has appeared in advertising campaigns for top brands like Coca-Cola, Honda Civic Coupe, Grypho, and Pantene.
It is common to see successful models branch out into other forms of the show business, especially acting but the same can not be said for Vin Diesel’s wife. She has however appeared on Otro Rollo a popular TV show in Mexico on the 2nd of November 2008. The show which ran for 12 successful years before going off-air on May 8, 2007, featured live music, interviews, comedy sketches, and other forms of entertainment. During its run, the show which is hosted by Adal Ramones also had top profile guests including Sofia Vergara and Christina Aguilera.
Paloma Jimenez’s other TV show appearance was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ in 2013 when she was hosted alongside her superstar husband Vin Diesel as well as their kids.
Is Paloma Jimenez Married to Vin Diesel?
Paloma Jimenez keeps her personal life very private and as a result, it is unknown to the media how she met Vin Diesel, not even Diesel who is the more popular of the duo has shared their love story with the media. He once revealed in an interview that he belongs to the Harrison Ford, Al Pacino class, those who do not share their private lives with the media, and that fans should not expect to see details in a magazine.
From available records, the two began a relationship not later than 2007. According to Spock and Christine, it was love at first sight for Vin Diesel but Jimenez was not feeling it so much as she was solely focused on her career. However, Jimenez later fell for him and they both started dating despite the huge 16 year age gap between them. As of 2007 when they most likely began dating, Jimenez was 24 years while Diesel who was born in 1964 was 40 years old.
Since they began dating and went official with their relationship, both appear to be very supportive of each other. Jimenez is often seen accompanying her husband to red carpet events, like during the premiere of movies featuring Diesel like Triple X, The Return of Xander Cage, and Riddick. She was right by his side when in 2013 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In one of their red carpet appearances, Diesel gushed about his wife when he was interviewed. ‘She is beautiful and everything to me”, the ace actor told the cameras before adding that she is an “amazing mother” as well as his “rock.” On social media, especially on Instagram, Diesel has said some sweet words about Jimenez. Though their love for each other seems unwavering and seems to have stood the test of time, the couple is yet to be married since beginning their relationship in 2007, making it over 14 years.
Rumors made the rounds in 2016 that the pair were going separate ways due to Diesel’s infidelity but this turned out to be false. It was wrongly speculated that Jimenez had returned to modeling at that time in order to take back control of her life, however, this proved to be false. It was later clarified that Jimenez was only going back to work after she had taken a long time out to focus on raising her kids.
Jimenez Has Three Kids With Vin Diesel
Paloma Jimenez may not be officially married to Vin Diesel, but this has not stopped her from starting a family with the Fast and Furious star. They have three children together. Their daughter, Hania Riley Sinclair who was born on April 2, 2008. Hania has accompanied her father to some red carpet events.
According to her father’s Instagram, she loves judo and jiu-jitsu and is even a black belt holder. Their son Vincent Sinclair was born in 2010 while their daughter Pauline Sinclair was born on March 16, 2015. Pauline was named after the late Paul Walker, Vin Diesel’s Fast and Furious co-actor turned friend.