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Paul Walker asked his mom to care for his daughter the day he died

paul walkerPaul Walker tragically passed away last November after a car crash, leaving behind a teenage daughter, Meadow. It was recently revealed that Paul’s mother Cheryl was seeking full custody of her, and now it seems clear why: apparently Paul asked Cheryl to look after Meadow full-time just hours before he died.

From TMZ:

Sources close to the Walker family tell us … Paul approached his mother, Cheryl, on November 30th and asked her to retire from her nursing job to take care of Meadow full-time.

Turns out Walker had been overwhelmed with his work schedule and couldn’t juggle that with his parental responsibilities.  So in August — 3 months before he died — Meadow moved in with Cheryl, who was working full time.

Paul hired a series of nannies to care for Meadow when Cheryl was on the job, but none of them worked out.

So finally … on the morning of his death, Paul called Cheryl and said he had given up on the nanny search and wanted her to be a full-time, stay-at-home grandma.  Cheryl agreed, and Paul then called other family members to inform them of his decision.

Huh. Apparently Meadow’s mother has a serious drinking problem, so her caring for Meadow is out of the question. I’m sure there’ll be no objections to this arrangement, but here’s hoping it goes smoothly, because I think everyone in that family has been through quite enough trauma.

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  • I couldn’t agree more. 15 year olds get part time jobs and babysit…or at least they did 10 years ago when I was 15.

    • Should a 15 yr live on her own? Make good decisions for her own well being for long stretches of time? Cos when he was away on location making movies for weeks even months at a time which is what I would guess he was talking about I would think she and he would need some help doing everyday things. ie school meals laundry shopping and yes possibly even her going to her part time job.

      • Yes, but she was already living with the grandmother. While the grandmother has a full-time job, that does not mean a girl her age needs a nanny. Many families have parents who work full-time and their kids don’t have round the clock supervision. We’re not talking about the girl living on her own for months at a time, but being home alone for 10-12 hours. Not a big deal.

  • Gosh people it is none of your business what Paul Walker and his family wants to do or how to handle Meadow. Leave them alone for goodness sake. It is nice for a Dad like Paul Walker to really care for his daughter. So many Dads are not like that.