Paul Walker and his girlfriend Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell were close to taking their relationship to the next level, with Walker looking at rings and planning to make her his wife, a source says.
Walker died on November 30 after a car crash in Valencia, California.
Walker and Pilchard-Gosnell weren’t engaged at the time of his death, but a source told ShowBizSpy that Walker was planning to ask his girlfriend to marry him.
“Family was everything to Paul,” the source said. “He had his daughter, Meadow, living with him, and his relationship with Jasmine was solid. He was planning to make an honest woman out of her.”
Walker and Pilchard-Gosnell reportedly began dating seven years ago, when he was 33 and she was 16. Now 23, Pilchard-Gosnell is a college student who lives in Santa Barbara, California.
The source added that Walker had been looking at rings. “He wanted to marry her.”
Reports of Walker proposing to her in 2009 turned out to be wrong, with a representative of the actors denying the rumors.
Walker in an interview with Cosmopolitan in 2011 outlined what he looks for in a woman.
“You have to have a sense of humor. If something goes wrong on a date, you need to be able to shrug it off,” he said.
Walker said then that he couldn’t stand “furry boots and Apple Bottom jeans,” nor excessive foul language.
He also appreciated a girl with a sense of adventure, who doesn’t try to schedule every detail, and who doesn’t take too long to get ready, especially for a casual breakfast.
He concluded: “Obviously when people have issues, you want to be there for them. But if everything is one-sided — it’s always about her day or her drama — that’s not a partnership.”
Pilchard-Gosnell was said to be devastated with the death of Walker.
Barton Bruner, Jasmine’s uncle, said after the death that she was “broken up.”
“They had their ups and downs but they were together and looking to spend a bright future together,” he said. “This is horrible news and unexpected. Her mother is with her and she is comforting her.”
Ever since the death, the Pilchard-Gosnell has been staying out of sight.