Pictured: Paul Walker’s devastated girlfriend makes emotional visit to his family’s home for the first time since deadly Porsche crash as it is revealed that she collapsed after learning of his death
- College student Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell spent three hours at Paul Walker’s Santa Barbara, California, home Tuesday
- Pilchard-Gosnell, 23, and Paul Walker, 40, had been together for seven years
- They had met when she was just 16 and he was 33
- Jasmine was supposedly beginning to become the step-mother to Walker’s 15-year-old daughter, Meadow
Paul Walker’s grief-stricken girlfriend appeared in public Tuesday for the first time since the fiery car wreck that cost the actor his life.
Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell, 23, made an emotional visit to Walker’s Santa Barbara home yesterday – just three days after the 40-year-old star of the Fast & Furious franchise was killed along with his friend Roger Rodas in a horrific Porsche crash.
The young woman appeared visibly shaken as she spent three hours at the house with her late boyfriend’s family.
Shoulder to cry on: The 23-year-old appeared teary-eyed and relied on a male friend for support
Jasmine broke down in tears as she emerged from her silver SUV and was embraced by an unnamed male friend.
Pilchard-Gosnell was barefoot and dressed in cuffed skinny jeans and a baggy striped blue hooded sweatshirt.
There was no trace of makeup on her tear-streaked face, and her hair was gathered in a messy top knot. The 23-year-old’s eyes appeared swollen from crying.
Jasmine was photographed sitting with two male friends who comforted her.
Broken up: It has emerged that when Pilchard-Gosnell learned of Walker’s death, she alleged collapsed in shock
Some of the photos captured outside Mr Walker’s Santa Barbara home depicted his girlfriend of seven years sitting cross-legged in the bed of a pickup truck and talking to an older man.
It has emerged that when Jasmine, who was present at the fateful charity event in Santa Clarita Saturday, learned of the crash, the woman collapsed.
Eyewitness Jim Torp told Hollywood Life in an interview that he was the one who broke to terrible news to the college student.
‘Paul’s girlfriend was standing next to me when I got the phone call,’ Torp told the magazine. ‘When I told her what happened she fell, she collapsed.’
According to Torp, it may have been Pilchard-Gosnell who took upon herself the awful task of telling Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow, about her father’s death.
‘I believe she is the one who told Meadow about what happened, and when she found out she was hysterical and crying,’ Torp, of Reach Out Worldwide charity, said.
On Wednesday, the deceased actor’s father, Paul Walker Sr, was also photographed for the first time since the tragedy emerging from the popular Del Taco restaurant with a to-go cup of coffee in his hand.
Relatives have revealed to MailOnline that the 23-year-old student has been spending a lot of time time with her mother, Julie, as she struggles to come to terms with the passing of the man with whom she was planning to build a future.
She had reportedly been dating Walker since 2006 when she was just 16 and he was 33 – but the 17-year age gap has been no barrier to them both finding love.
Jasmine’s uncle Barton Bruner said: ‘Paul was a really good guy and Jasmine is broken up by this. I went to Thanksgiving with him, played golf with him.
‘They had their ups and downs but they were together and looking to spend a bright future together.
‘This is horrible news and unexpected. Her mother is with her and she is comforting her’.
Jasmine, a college student who lives in Santa Barbara, California, was supposedly beginning to become the step-mother to Walker’s daughter Meadow, 15, even though she is only eight years older than her.
‘Broken up’: Student Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell, 23, is devastated after her boyfriend, actor Paul Walker, was killed in a horrific car accident on Saturday afternoon
Jasmine’s presence in Walker’s life may have been one of the reasons why Meadow decided to move in with him earlier this year, having spent her entire childhood with her mother Rebecca McBrain, who lives in Hawaii.
Walker had spent Thanksgiving with Meadow and friends and was scheduled to return to Atlanta to continue filming the seventh Fast and the Furious film when he died.