It is always a big blow whenever we lose one of our favorite celebrities. Sadly, that’s just the way life is. In 2013, the ‘Fast & Furious’ family lost veteran actor, Paul Walker, under tragic circumstances. But no matter how much his fans felt his loss, his family felt it even more as well as his girlfriend, Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell.
Jasmine had been dating the actor for a few years up until the point of his death. Unlike her celebrity beau, the young woman had no celebrity status but she clicked with the actor. They were having the time of their lives when the car crash happened that took him away.
A few years after his passing, fans of the actor are still asking about Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell. So here’s everything we know about her before, during and after Paul Walker.
Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell – Bio
There isn’t much to know or tell about Jasmine’s life before she met Walker, which isn’t surprising because she wasn’t a public figure before then.
However, Jasmine was born and raised in California. She was born on September 26, 1989, to her parents James Casey Gosnell and Julie Gosnell. Her father made a living as a landscape designer and gardener.
Nothing else is known about her growing years or education except the fact that she studied at the University of California, in Santa Barbara.
Facts About Paul Walker’s Girlfriend
1. There was a Huge Age Gap between Jasmine and Paul
No one knows exactly the full details of their first meeting, however, what was clear is the chasm between Jasmine and her partner in terms of the age difference.
They met in 2005 and have been an item since then. At the time, Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell was just 16 years old while the veteran actor was 33. That’s an age difference of 17 years.
The actor seemed to have a thing for young girls while he was alive. He dated a girl named Aubrianna Atwell before he met Jasmine. She too was 16 years old at the time he started dating her.
2. Jasmine is Close with Meadow, Walker’s Daughter
Long before Jasmine, Walker had a relationship with a woman named Rebecca McBrian. He had a daughter with her named Meadow Walker. Meadow had lived the bulk of her childhood with her mother before she came to stay with Paul a few years before his passing.
Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell hit it off with the Meadow from the beginning and the pair became really close. In fact, in the absence of her mother, Jasmine had to step up and fulfill the role of a stepmother for her even though she was just eight years her senior.
When Paul died, Jasmine, though heartbroken had to pull herself together in order to be there for Meadow. She was the one who broke the news to her.
3. Jasmine Met Many of Paul’s Preferences
Paul had often spoken of what he would consider his ideal female. The actor, by his own admission, was drawn to girls that were laid back and didn’t make a big deal out of everything. He loved girls that were shy, low maintenance and had a love for the outdoors.
These would certainly explain the couple’s frequent hiking trips and time spent on the beach. It would also explain the fact that Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell was almost never seen with a full face of makeup if any at all.
4. Nothing was Left to Her from His Will
With how perfect they seemed with each other and their numerous years together, one would have expected that Paul Walker’s will would contain something for his longtime girlfriend.
This was not the case as the actor’s entire assets were willed to his daughter Meadow. He was said to have a net worth of $45 million at the time of his passing.
5. Jasmine Has moved on with Travis Turpin
After Walker passed, Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell went to be with her family. They helped her through the grieving period. But one can only mourn for so long. Jasmine who had been out of the spotlight reemerged a year later, this time with a new man.
His name is Travis Turpin. Her new partner is a musician and they have been dating since 2014. About five months into their relationship, Travis proposed to Jasmine, and she announced the news joyfully on Facebook. They’ve been together since then but no news on whether they’ve tied the knot yet.