Rebecca Soteros bio, career, relationships, and net worth

Who is Rebecca Soteros?

Known to the world as Paul Walker’s former girlfriend, Rebecca Soteros is a school teacher. She is also the mother of Paul’s only child.

Rebecca is a female Hebrew name that means “to tie or bind.”

Meadow is the only child of Paul. Paul played the famous character Brian O’Conner in ‘The Fast and the Furious movie series. 

After Paul didn’t commit to Rebecca, she went to Hawaii. Then, after raising her daughter until she was 13, she sent her to California to live with her father.

Meanwhile, Rebecca began to drink excessively. Then, after her ex-boyfriend’s fatal car accident in November 2013, Rebecca came to California to be with her daughter’s side. 

She had to fight the legal battle for the custody of her daughter with Paul’s mother, Cheryl Ann. They both later settled, and Rebecca started living with Meadow in California. She helps the girl run several charities in Paul’s name.

Rebecca Soteros bio, relationships, career and net worth
Rebecca Soteros Biography

Let’s go in-depth to learn about Rebecca Soteros.

Quick facts

Full nameRebecca Soteros
Age49 years old
BirthplaceCalifornia, USA
Currently residingCalifornia, USA (Lived many years in Hawaii)
ProfessionSchoolteacher, Homemaker
ParentsMark Soteros (father)
Julie Ann Soteros (mother)
SiblingsJoshua Soteros (brother)
Marital StatusSingle
PartnerLate. Paul Walker (ex-boyfriend)
ChildrenMeadow Rain Walker (daughter)
SchoolVillage Christian School
Education qualificationBachelor’s Degree (1992)
Height5 feet 6 inches
Weight57 kg
Shoe size6 US
Body measurement34-26-35
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye colorHazel
ProfessionFormer schoolteacher
Net worthUSD 500,000
Social mediaNot Active

Interesting facts

  • Rebecca Soteros and Paul Walker went to the same school.
  • Rebecca Sotores is not married.
  • Meadow Rain Walker is Paul and Rebecca’s only child.
  • She was a teacher.
  • Rebecca Sotores was an alcoholic.

Early life and Childhood

Mark Soteros and Julie Ann Soteros gave birth to Rebecca in 1974.

Rebecca is a female Hebrew name that means “to tie or bind.” 

Rebecca Soteros
Young Rebecca Soteros

At the age of 48 years, under unclear circumstances, Julie died in 2004. Rebecca also has a younger sibling named Joshua Soteros.

She started her teaching career right after her graduation. 


Rebecca attended Village Christian School in California, where Paul Walker was studying, too.

After graduating, Rebecca Soteros got a bachelor’s degree in education. After completing her college education, she started pursuing her career for several months.

Relationships and Dating History

Paul walker and Rebecca Soteros

Paul Walker was an American actor best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the Fast & Furious movie franchise. Born on September 12, 1973, in Glendale, California, the United States, Paul’s parents are Paul William Walker III and Cheryl Walker.

Paul grew up with four siblings: Cody, Caleb, Amie, and Ashlie.

Rebecca and Paul first met in early 1998 in California and began dating. Eventually, Rebecca became pregnant with Meadow.

Rebecca Soteros with Paul Walker

Paul rejected her marriage proposal as he was not ready for marriage. Paul Walker was only 25. Besides, Paul confessed that he was very young and naive and even cheated on Soteros repeatedly, even with her friends.

Rebecca and Paul Walker have a daughter named Meadow Walker. Their daughter was born on November 4, 1998, in Northern California. Vin Diesel is the godfather of Meadow. Vin diesel co-starred alongside Paul in The Fast and Furious.

She took full custody of her child at the expense of Paul after they parted ways.

After breaking up with Rebecca, he dated Christina Milian, Jaime King, Bliss Ellis, Aubrianna Atwell, Jessica Alba, Genesis Rodriguez, and Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell.

After taking full custody of Meadow Walker, Rebecca went to Hawaii for some years. She sent her daughter back to California in 2011 to live with her father. Rebecca developed a drinking habit making her ineligible to take care of Meadow.

Sadly, Paul Walker died on November 30, 2013, due to injuries from a single-vehicle collision.

At the time of the custody dispute, a source vouched to E! for Soteros’ parenting skills. They said,

“Knowing Rebecca, I know she would never let anyone else care for her daughter. She loves her, she 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 back.”

While Rebecca has stayed out of the public eye following her friction with Paul’s mother, her daughter has made a few public appearances to honor her father over the past few years.

Tyrese Gibson, Walker’s close friend and fellow Fast and the Furious star, spoke to People in 2015 to update the late actor’s daughter. “Meadow is really in a great space. Meadow is focused on her education and just spends a lot of quality time with her friends. That brings her a lot of joy,” Gibson told People.


Meadow Rain Walker

Born on November 4, 1998, Meadow Rain Walker is the only child of Paul Walker and his ex-girlfriend, Rebecca Soteros.

Paul Walker with his daughter, Meadow Rain Walker
Paul Walker with his daughter, Meadow Rain Walker

Meadow was born in Northern California, California, but she grew up in Hawaii due to her parents’ breakup. Later in 2011, Meadow went to live with her dad.

Even Paul had once revealed that he still loved the mother of his only daughter Meadow Rain Walker. Rebecca consoled her daughter at Forest Lawn Memorial Park during a non-denominational ceremony for Paul.

Cheryl Ann, Paul’s mother, was named the intended guardian of Meadow in Paul’s will. After that, Cheryl and Rebecca were in a custody battle for Meadow.

Rebecca had an alcohol issue. She was not fit to take guardianship of her daughter. Cheryl cited her two DUI incidents.

Two of them later settled the custody battle, with Paul’s mother consenting to give Rebecca her daughter custody. She agreed to complete a rehab program for her drinking issues and relocate to California to raise her daughter.

Meadow is now a supermodel who works with prominent fashion labels like Givenchy and Proenza Schouler. 

She got married to her boyfriend, Louis Thorton-Allan, in October 2021. Vin was invited to Meadow’s wedding and was also the one who walked her down the aisle. In addition, Vin Diesel’s daughter, Hania Riley Sinclair, was the maid of honor at the wedding.


Rebecca was a college teacher in Hawaii. She is associated with one of the most distinguished artists in the Hollywood business.

When Rebecca got pregnant with Paul’s daughter, she took a break from teaching for a while.

Paul had a fatal car crash on November 30, 2013. Paul was dating Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell at that time. After hearing about the unfortunate incident, Rebecca flew to California.

Rebecca resides with her daughter and mother-in-law in California. She helps Meadow run the charities in Paul’s Walker name.

Rebecca Soteros Net worth

Rebecca Soteros is a graduate. Her primary source of income is teaching. Also, while in the custody of her daughter Meadow Rain Walker, Paul would fund everything for them.

Rebecca Soteros with her daughter, Meadow Walker
Rebecca Soteros with her daughter, Meadow Walker

It has been estimated that she has a net worth of USD 500k.

Her daughter, Meadow, has won a USD 10 million settlement from the man driving the car in which her father died. Paul also left his USD 25 million fortune to his daughter when he died.

Rebecca Soteros now

After the death of her ex-boyfriend, Paul Walker, Rebecca is no more in the limelight.

Rebecca dropped teaching when she was pregnant, and after she delivered her child and broke up with Walker, she moved to Hawaii, where she resumed teaching.

Following Paul’s death in a horrific car crash in 2013, there were many disputes concerning Soteros and Paul’s daughter.

The actor’s mother, Cheryl Walker, applied for guardianship over Meadow when she was 15 years old.

However, Rebecca won the legal custody battle and, thus, moved in with Meadow Walker to raise her. For this, she completed her alcohol rehabilitation program. 

Rebecca helps Meadow in her charity work.


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