Who is Paloma Jiménez?
Karla Paloma Jiménez Denagustin is a model and actress, but perhaps best recognized as the long-time girlfriend of “Fast and Furious” star Vin Diesel. She was born under the Zodiac sign Leo on 22 August 1983, in Acapulco, Mexico. As of 2021, she is 38 years old and holds both Mexican and American nationality. Paloma speaks Spanish and English fluently.
Early life and Family
Not much is known about her family, background, and early childhood. Reportedly, she grew up aspiring to become an actress or model; nothing is known about her educational qualifications.
Paloma launched her career as a model in Mexico, landing various minor gigs and working as a model agent for the Mexican Agency “Looks”. She later relocated to the US to further her career and broaden her opportunities.
Bouncing between her jobs as a model and model agent, she appeared in numerous commercials, print advertisements, and campaigns for various brands – the most notable include Coca-Cola, Honda, and Pantene. Over the years, she’s featured in magazines such as “Maxim” and “Max”, and signed to a number of agencies, including Two Management, ID Model, and Management and Look, Models.
Furthermore, she briefly switched the avenue of the entertainment business, and appeared in the TV series “Otro Rollo con: Adal Ramones”.
While her past dating history remains a mystery, she has been in a romantic relationship with 16-years senior Vin Diesel since 2007; the couple have never disclosed how they met and began their relationship. Despite not tying the knot, they have welcomed three children together. Paloma gave birth to their first child, a girl named Hania Riley Diesel, in April 2008. In 2010, they welcomed a son named Vincent Diesel, and in 2015 Paloma gave birth to Pauline Diesel, named after the late star and actor from the “Fast and Furious” franchise, Paul Walker.
After giving birth to her first child, Paloma put her modeling career on pause, and focused on raising their children. She often accompanies Vin Diesel to various carpet events, including the Vanity Fair Oscar Bash, which they attended in 2019.
Would you like to know her net worth?
As of 2021, her estimated net worth is around $5 million, earned largely through her career as a model. On the other hand, Vin’s wealth is estimated at an impressive $225 million, earned through his career as a world-famous actor.
Scandals and Controversy
While nobody knows where the information came from, back in the day it was rumored that Paloma married a woman named Brianna Ammons, even though Paloma is clearly straight. Paloma has never commented on these rumors.
In 2016, she and Vin Diesel encountered a bump in their relationship after several media outlets claimed that the popular actor was cheating on her with Deepika Padukone, his co-star from “Triple X: Return of Xander Cage.”
A video of the two surfaced on the internet, showing Vin kissing Deepika. Reportedly, they became very close during the filming of the action movie, and later Deepika was a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, sharing some juicy information.
Ellen asked her whether she was romantically involved with Vin, and she commented on the situation saying: ‘There’s no smoke without fire, but it’s only in my head.‘ Allegedly, Paloma and Vin were close to a break-up, but somehow managed to sort things out. Later a representative for Vin Diesel made a public announcement and cleared the air regarding their break-up, informing the public that those rumors were completely false, and that the couple was still together and going strong.
Interestingly, it appears that she enjoys her life away from the public eye, and hence doesn’t use any social media, which is really rare for a model. On the other hand, Vin is very active and popular on his social media – his Instagram account has over 75 million followers.
Physical stats and Hobbies
She is 5ft 10ins tall (178cm), while her weight is unknown – her vital statistics are 33-24-35. Her natural hair is black, further adorned with brown eyes. Paloma’s shoe size is 8.5 US, and her dress size is 4 US.
Considering she is a very private person who is not active on social media, nothing is known about her hobbies and interest.
Briefly about Vin Diesel
Mark Sinclair, professionally known as Vin Diesel, is an actor and filmmaker, who made history as one of the richest and highest-grossing actors in the world.
Vin was brought up by his mother and an adoptive father; reportedly, he’s never met his biological father. From a young age he aspired to become an actor, prompting him to launch his career with the help of his parents, by appearing in children’s plays.
He made his TV debut in 1995, starring in the movie entitled “Multi-Racial”, playing the titular character, but also taking the credit for producing, directing, and writing. After his second project, the drama movie “Strays”, he had a small break, landing a role in the epic war drama “Saving Private Ryan”. Just three years later, he booked his most famed and recognized role as Dominic Toretto, skilled race driver “Dom”,in the first installment entitled “The Fast and the Furious”, alongside Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez.
Even though the action flick was criticized for its storyline and the ending, it grossed over $200 million at the box office, becoming the 19th highest-grossing film in 2001. Following that success, it quickly became a world-renowned franchise with 10 movies, while the 11th is set to arrive in the cinema in 2023. His other notable roles include the “The Chronicles of Riddick” franchise, “XXX”, and “Guardians of Galaxy”.
Known for his deep and husky voice, he lent it to the beloved character Groot in “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”.
His latest roles include the action movie “Bloodshot” and the ninth installment of the “Fast and Furious”, and Vin is set to appear in several projects, including “Avatar 2”, “Guardians of Galaxy Vol 3”, and “Thor: Love and Thunder”.
When it comes to his dating history, he had quite a turbulent love life and numerous partners, including Shannon Malone, Michelle Rodriguez and Maria Menounos.
Both he and Jimena have common ground when it comes to sharing private information. In an interview Vin said: “I’m not gonna put it out there on a magazine cover like some other actors. I come from the Harrison Ford, Marlon Brand, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino code of silence.”