If you have ever watched any of the breathtaking action films in the Fast & Furious franchise, then if so, you may not have experienced the sudden and tragic death of Paul Walker. The late Hollywood star died in a terrible car accident. Although the actor was never married, Walker had a daughter, Meadow Rain Walker, with his ex-girlfriend Rebecca McBrain (aka Rebecca Soteros). Rebecca had left for Hawaii at the time of her ex’s death but immediately moved to California to support their daughter at such a heartbreaking time.
Find out how Rebecca’s life is going after the tragedy. Find out about her relationship with her grown-up daughter Meadows, who has not shared a single photo of her mother on her social networks. Many unknown details are here!
Where Is Rebecca McBrain From? Her Mother Died At 48
Rebecca McBrain is from California, born in 1974. She is the daughter of Julie Anne and Mark Soteros. Sadly, her mother Julie died in July 2004 at the age of 48. She grew up with one younger brother named Joshua.
As for her education, Rebecca attended Village Christian School, from which she graduated in 1992.
McBrain Is The Former Girlfriend Of Paul Walker: They Shared A Daughter
The two started dating in 1998. Paul was then a new face in the entertainment business with a few projects under his belt.
After some time in a relationship, the couple welcomed a daughter, Meadow Rain Walker, on 4 November that year. Sources say that soon after the birth of their daughter, Rebecca asked her then-lover to marry her, but the actor was not ready at the time as his Hollywood career was on the rise. The duo subsequently broke up.
Rebecca’s Drinking Habit Reportadely Ruined Their Relationship
Many sources reported that the frequent arguments between Paul and Rebecca because of her drinking habit were the main reason for their divorce. Rebecca had even been arrested twice in the past for driving under the influence (DUI). The first time was in October 2003 in Newport Beach, California, when Soteros was arrested for drink-driving. The second time, Paul’s ex pleaded guilty to the same charge in Hawaii.
Daughter Meadow Rain Walker Spent Most Of Her Early Life With Her Mother
When they separated, their daughter was a minor. Meadow then spent most of her childhood with her mother in Hawaii but moved to California in 2011 to be closer to her father.
There was a close bond between father and daughter. Her actor father also wanted to take a break from his busy acting career to become a full-time father. He told EW in an exclusive interview,
“My heart was desperate for so many years with the situation with my daughter. She’s living in Hawaii and she’s there and I’m running here. My daughter lives with me full time now and she’s the best partner I’ve ever had. It’s so nuts. I’ve never had anything like this in my life.”
In addition, Paul’s dad Paul Walker Sr. also explained his son’s love for Meador in an emotional interview with CBS Los Angeles. He quoted his son as saying,
“I want to take a hiatus. She’s just 15 and I don’t have much more time to be with her. And then boom, he got another movie. He would say, ‘I don’t know what to do.’”
The actor was also on good terms with his child’s mother, Rebecca, who lived in Hawaii. Unfortunately, both father and daughter were unable to spend much time together after Paul was tragically killed in a car accident.
Rebecca And Her Daughter’s Life After Paul’s Sudden Death
The actor’s sudden and tragic death shocked everyone, but it devastated his daughter the most. When the tragedy struck, he was taking part in an event organized by the charity Reach Out Worldwide for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). His daughter was also at the same event. But Rebecca was in Hawaii and flew to California to be with her daughter soon after the incident.
At the time, Meadows posted an emotional message on her Facebook profile,
“When I was little he taught me to walk, taught me to smile, and taught me to never give up. I love him even before I knew what love was. He was my hero. My REAL life hero! He will always be in my heart! It brings tears in my eyes as I write this. You’re gone, but not forgotten! R.I.P Dad!”
Walker was in the car with his racing driver friend Roger Rodas. It crashed into a tree in Santa Clarita when Roger lost control.
After Walker’s death, Meidou became the sole heir to her father’s estate, including a net worth of USD 25 million.
Paul Walker’s Mother Filed For Guardianship Of Her Granddaughter Meadow On The Grounds Of Rebecca’s Alcoholic Addiction
Back in March 2014, the late actor’s mother, Cheryl Ann Walker, filed a petition to become the guardian of her granddaughter Meadow, claiming that the child’s mother has an alcohol addiction. However, an insider told E! News that Rebecca has always been a good mother and has a beautiful relationship with her daughter.
“She loves her. he has always been and will always be a good mother and there is no reason for a change. She will fight this, I’m sure, until her last breath to be [Meadow’s] mom. All she wants is to have her child.”
But a few days after Cherly’s application, Rebecca told Cherly about her quick decision to go to rehab. According to TMZ, Meadows’ grandmother then promised that she would drop the custody case if she was able to complete the program.
What Is Rebecca McBrain Real Name? Sources Say Rebecca Is Married To Nicko McBrain
Many tabloids reported that Paul’s ex-lover Rebecca McBrien is married to Nick McBrain, drummer of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. However, the lady who has been in a marital relationship with Nico is not Paul’s ex-girlfriend Rebecca. Firstly, Nico has been married to a woman since 1989. And on the other hand, Walker’s ex’s real name is Rebecca Soteros, according to a genuine online source Daily Entertainment News.
In addition, the New York Post once mentioned in an article that the mother of Paul’s only daughter Meadow is his ex-girlfriend Bliss Ellis. Since the article was published, many sources have also reported that Bliss is Meadow’s mother. This later turned out to be a nightmare.
What Is Rebecca Doing Now?
The tabloids reported that Rebecca is currently living in Los Angeles and has a teaching job there. She is also reported to be working behind the scenes for several charities. One of the non-profit organizations supported by the Soters could be the Paul Walker Foundation, which was founded in 2015 by their daughter Meadows. It mainly helps students interested in marine science education.
Rebecca McBrain Net Worth
Her wealth in 2022 is $800K USD. Nothing else is known about her wealth and the properties she owns.
Moreover, as regards the wealth of her late ex-husband Paul, at the time of his death he owned $25 million USD. He earned this money mainly through his participation in several hit films and television shows.
Quick Facts About Rebecca McBrain
|Full Name:||Rebecca Soteros McBrain|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)|
|Break Up||Paul Walker|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Mother||Julie Ann Soteros|