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Paul Walker's Baby Mama

Big Drinking Problems

2/7/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The mother of Paul Walker's 15-year-old daughter appears to have serious alcohol issues -- TMZ has learned, she was arrested for DUI in August and that wasn't her only one -- and it's a major reason why Meadow moved away from her mom to live with Paul.

Rebecca Soteros was first arrested for DUI in 2003 in Orange County. She pled guilty and was sentenced to 3 years probation.

History repeated itself last year, when Soteros was arrested again for DUI in Hawaii.  That case is ongoing.

Sources close to the family tell TMZ ... Rebecca's drinking has been an ongoing issue for years. Paul's daughter Meadow called her famous dad in 2011 and pleaded to let her move to L.A. and live with him.  He happily obliged, because we're told Paul and Rebecca had countless arguments for years over her drinking problems.

Since Paul's death Meadow has been living with Paul's mom, Cheryl, who will almost certainly be appointed guardian.

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wazzy    

spell much tmz? Driking???

261 days ago
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Cally    

Yeah, everyone's worst nightmare, big "driking" problems. Really TMZ, your try SO HARD to make a story out of nothing, to create a buzz, then EVERYTIME, you spell a key headline word wrong. Self-sabotage. It's like you don't want to succeed! NEWSFLASH: spellcheck is free for EVERYONE, even YOU, TMZ. Use it.

261 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Drinking is fun

261 days ago
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Aarin    

I am all for celeb gossip.
But airing a families serious personal business just for fun is a bit distasteful .

261 days ago
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stef    

Way to keep to classy, TMZ. This girl is heartbroken over the horrific death of her beloved father...(and if you viewed the same photo of his remains that I did you know damn well just how horrific his death really was) now you have to rip into her mother. I don't care if her DUI is public record. Show some respect (if you're capable of it) for this little girl.

261 days ago
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shakedoggy    

its not a typo. driking is short 4 drinking + driving = driking. wize up, dingbats

261 days ago
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Lauren    

This poor girl, I hope she finds some kind of happiness in the near future. After everything she's been through, she deserves it.

261 days ago
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Max Smart    

Oh leave her alone. She's not famous and doesn't court publicity. You might as well report on my brother. He has a drinking problem too. I thought TMZ was a celebrity gossip site.

261 days ago
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MightyMatt    

Yes, leave her alone. Focus on Justine and his repressed homosexuality

261 days ago
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Me    

It's crazy how much his girlfriend Jasmine looks like his costar Leelee Sobieski from Joy Ride.

261 days ago
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Mike    

Driking? Who edits this site, high school dropouts?

261 days ago
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Choose Laughter    

I'm glad you posted this, it was tres confusing before regarding the will and guardianship! Don't get the hate on this one!

261 days ago
13.

defref    

Harvey must have taken his Ambien before approving this headline. Can you get the spelling right?

261 days ago
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billybob    

Rebecca Soteros is 22 now, her doughter is 15 => Paul Walker was a sick pedo!

261 days ago
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SeeSomethingSaySomething    

Too far! Do not pry into this woman's life and publicize her issues. She is a private person who has not sought the limelight. We are not interested in knowing "juicy" details about family issues that informed specific devises in Walker's will. Also, think about what pain you could cause this 15 year old girl, also a private person who has not sought the limelight, who, if this is true, has done all she can to distance herself from those cir***stances?? Let this one go, TMZ.

261 days ago
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