Secrets The Fate Of The Furious Cast Tried To Hide

When you have a cast as huge and as famous as Fate Of The Furious (2017) and the rest of the Fast & Furious franchise, there are bound to be some skeletons in those closets. These stars all desperately tried to keep these dirty little secrets, but their efforts crashed and burned.

Paul Walker's love life

While Paul Walker was universally loved by his castmates, that doesn't mean the late actor, who passed away in a car crash in November 2013, was without flaws. The most glaring? The fact that he allegedly dated teenage girls when he was a full-blown adult.

The first that the public knows of is Aubrianna Atwell, whom he met in 2001 and allegedly dated off and on until roughly 2006. She told the Las Vegas Sun News, "I met him at the Hollywood Canteen with a bunch of friends. We just became friends and ended up in a relationship. We have been in each other's lives ever since. We talked every week, at least."

Time for some math: The Daily Mail reports that Atwell met Walker 12 years before his death in 2013. Walker died when he was 40 and she was 28. That means when they met, Atwell was 16 and Walker was about 28. To be fair, it's unclear when exactly they became a couple, but they reportedly lived together during their relationship.

It wasn't the last time. At the time of Walker's death, he'd been in a relationship with college student Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell for seven years. She was 23 when he died, meaning they met when she was 16 and he was 33.

Vin Diesel's beef with The Rock

While Fate Of The Furious (2017) producers and castmates tried to downplay the bad blood Vin Diesel had with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, in which Johnson slammed an unnamed male castmate for lacking professionalism, the feud was reportedly real and ongoing: The Hollywood Reporter claimed that the two beefcakes are deliberately being kept separate on the press tour because of their, well, beef.

In fact, when asked about the feud, Diesel seemed to insinuate that he made Johnson a star, telling USA Today in April 2017, "I protect the franchise. I protect everybody, including Dwayne. I protected Dwayne more than he'll ever know. And it doesn't matter. He doesn't have to know ... Dwayne has only got one Vin in his life. Dwayne Johnson only has one big brother in this film world and that's me ... I'm always rooting for Dwayne. I'm the first multicultural megastar in Hollywood. They didn't exist. To see another multicultural star come up is something I am very proud of."

Vin Diesel's diva antics

Word on the street is that Mariah Carey has nothing on Vin Diesel: Diesel's habitual lateness and alleged diva antics are said to go back as far as the very first Fast & Furious in 2009. At the time, a source told Page Six (via The Superficial) that Diesel was a no-show for a press junket, eventually showing up four hours late and saying he was sick — despite a witness saying he appeared to be just fine. His PR reps were so fed up that they dumped him as a client after the incident.

Another insider told LaineyGossip, "Diesel was a producer on [xXx: The Return of Xander Cage (2017)] as well, and he repeatedly held up production due to his partying (and insisting on being helicoptered into remote locations after partying all night, while the rest of the cast and crew had to trek in by foot and wait for hours for him) ... His head has been superimposed on his stunt double for the majority of the movie, as his physique was not good enough."

It doesn't end there: A source told The Hollywood Reporter that when filming Fast & Furious 7 (2015), "Vin spent a whole day in his trailer one day. The next day, they waited four hours for him. He called a meeting [May 28] of studio execs to his trailer for two-and-a-half hours to say, 'What the f**k am I doing here?'"

Tyrese Gibson's marital mess

In 2014, Tyrese Gibson got into a tiff with ex-wife Norma Gibson, the mother of his daughter, Shayla. Tyrese showed up to pick Shayla, then 6, up from Norma's home. TMZ reports that Norma claimed Shayla was sick and didn't turn her over to Tyrese. Police were then called and Shayla stayed with Norma, and Tyrese left without making a problem.

However, sources told the site that he believed Norma was just seeking revenge on him and that Shayla was in perfectly fine health, leading him to want to have Norma put in jail for violating their custody agreement. Norma, meanwhile, accused Tyrese of blowing off parental obligations to party.

A year later, TMZ reported that Tyrese filed court documents asking that a judge prohibit Norma from taking Shayla on a trip to Israel, fearing that Norma was going to kidnap the child. In his filing, he stated that Norma was an Israeli citizen and that he feared she would stay there with Shayla and he wouldn't be able to get his daughter back. Norma slammed the claims, telling Madame Noire, "I would never take my daughter to live in a different country away from her father. And if I were going to do that, I wouldn't be asking for her passport ... I'm a British citizen ... I'm just going to see my mom. My mom is from Israel and she's in Israel with my grandmother who is too old to travel. Sometimes we only get to see them once a year. The last time we saw them was three years ago."

Norma also accused Tyrese of abuse, telling the site, "There was [physical and emotional abuse in my marriage]. Definitely ... A lot of men are using the legal system to control women and to put them in a state of fear. A few of the things that have happened to me that I know have happened to other women is being followed and surveyed. That's not something fun. It makes you anxious. You know, just provoking you and harassing you with emails. That overwhelms women and it puts you in a fear state."

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker's faux friendship

Vin Diesel claimed that Paul Walker was his "brother," but some insiders insist that they couldn't even stand one another. A source told The National Enquirer, "Paul and Vin really came to dislike each other. Paul said Vin was always trying to outdo him on the set, stealing the limelight, upstag­ing him and fawning all over producers to make himself look good and Paul look bad."

The source continued, "Paul also thought Vin was loud, brash and aggressive ... Vin thought he could walk all over Paul when it came to negotia­tions, and that infuriated Paul ... Paul said Vin was a 'bully,' and he had to fight Vin for every little thing in his contract ... Paul complained that Vin was standoffish and even borderline sinister ... He tried to keep his feuding with Vin out of the public eye for the good of the franchise, but when the cameras were off, Paul avoided him like the plague."

Luke Evans' sexuality

In 2002, Luke Evans told The Advocate (via TIME) that as a stage actor in the West End, "Everybody knew me as a gay man, and in my life in London I never tried to hide it."

However, when Evans broke into Hollywood, some of his handlers did, in fact, try to hide it — or at least worked very hard to not address it. In 2010, he told Cosmopolitan that he wanted to adopt dogs to "share with someone else," but avoided using pronouns for partners. There was also that time when Evans' Hobbit co-star Ian McKellen may or may not have accidentally outed him in 2014.

Whatever the case, by October 2014, Evans openly defied his publicists' request to avoid discussing his sexuality in an interview with Women's Wear Daily, telling the magazine when asked about being a gay action star, "It's good for people to look at me and think this guy is doing his thing and enjoying what he's doing and successful at it and living his life. And that's what I'm doing and I'm very happy."

Michelle Rodriguez almost quit

Michelle Rodriguez revealed to The Daily Beast that she almost walked away from the original Fast and the Furious (2001) movie after she, um, finally got around to reading the script.

"Imagine — I'm living the dream, I wasn't paying attention to the script. I thought, 'I'll deal with it later,' because on Girlfight (2000) when I had a problem with the script I talked to [director Karyn Kusama] about it and we worked it out on the day," she said. "I thought it was the same thing in Hollywood. I didn't think it was a big deal ... They just followed the format without thinking about the reality of it. Is it realistic for a Latin girl who's with the alpha-est of the alpha males to cheat on him with the cute boy? I had to put my foot down."

She continued, "I basically cried and said, 'I'm going to quit' and 'Don't sue me, please — I'm sorry, but I can't do this in front of millions of people.' My whole point in being an actress is that I thought I got to live a dream. And I don't dream about being a s**t!"

Jason Statham's boozy night

Jason Statham has been happy with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley since 2010, but he almost jeopardized their blissful couplehood during a boozy night out in summer 2013.

While hitting the town with former New York Yankees catcher Jim Leyritz, Statham was reportedly extremely drunk and extremely flirtatious at an East Village bar with a few girls who were not his now-fiancee. One spy told The New York Daily News, "They had to carry him back to his hotel room at the Waldorf-Astoria while he was completely incapacitated." Another dished, "He was drunk as f**k and hitting on the girls."

Scott Eastwood's messy love life

Scott Eastwood has largely kept quiet about his personal life ... with one exception. In April 2015, the son of screen legend Clint revealed that one of his ex-girlfriends, Sarah Leal, allegedly cheated on him with none other than Ashton Kutcher — who was married to Demi Moore at the time. "He did sleep with one of my ex-girlfriends — but she was my current girlfriend at the time," Eastwood said during an episode of Watch What Happens Live, without mentioning Leal by name. "I think it was the catalyst that broke him and Demi up."


Ludacris' baby mama drama

Ludacris wishes the world didn't know about his baby mama drama, but alas, it went public.

In 2014, TMZ reported that Luda fathered a child with a woman named Tamika Fuller, while he and his now-wife, Eudoxie, were reportedly on a break. He demanded a paternity test and claimed he only made about $25,000 a month, despite having a net worth estimated at $12 million, which the site speculated was a way to minimize his child support payments to his new baby mama. In January 2015, Ludacris appeared in court to fight for full custody of the child. Fuller's attorneys alleged that the rapper begged Fuller to get an abortion, even offering her $10,000 and a house to do so. What's more, TMZ reports Fuller believed that Ludacris' wedding to Eudoxie (which occurred after he got Fuller pregnant) was in an effort to appear to have a more stable home in order to secure custody of the tyke.

It got worse: After he was awarded primary custody, Fuller accused Ludacris of abuse, and he countered by saying Fuller photoshopped pics of their daughter to make it look like she was injured when she wasn't. Eventually, a judge ruled that Fuller could only publicly post photos of the child that Ludacris pre-approved.