Paul Walker’s Distraught Girlfriend Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell Resurfaces

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One name that we haven't heard much of yet in the aftermath of Paul Walker's death is that of his girlfriend, Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell.

That changed Tuesday when she surfaced for the first time since the actor's tragic car crash at his home in Santa Barbara, California, where she visited with Paul's family for several hours.

Jasmine, 23, and Paul, who died at age 40, had been together for seven years at the time of his death. Yes, you read that correctly. Jasmine was only 16 when she started dating a then-33-year–old Walker. That makes her just eight years older than Paul's daughter, Meadow.

"Although the age difference was surprising at first, they proved naysayers wrong," a source that knew the couple tells omg!. "They really cared deeply about each other."

Jasmine was present with Walker at the charity event last Saturday that he attended just before his death. The "Fast & Furious" star was always very private about his relationship with Jasmine, but one report states that the two had plans to marry and for Jasmine to become Meadow's stepmother.

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As captured by photographers, Jasmine appeared devastated as she stepped out of a car barefoot, wearing jeans and a blue hoodie. She then hugged an unidentified male friend for support. In other photos, she's seen wiping away tears.

Accident eyewitness Jim Torp tells HollywoodLife that he was the one who broke the news of Paul's death to Jasmine. "When I told her what happened she fell, she collapsed," he said. And Jasmine might have in turn been the person that informed Meadow about her father's passing.

"I believe she is the one who told Meadow about what happened, and when she found out she was hysterical and crying," Torp added. "It was just so sad. I tried to do everything I could to help them."

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It's unclear at this point whether or not Paul had a will — making it impossible to speculate how much might be left to either Jasmine or Meadow. Although Meadow grew up in Hawaii with her mom, she had moved to California to live with her dad.

Paul's total estate was valued at around $45 million, and it's likely that his net worth will increase posthumously. "Think James Dean, think Elvis Presley," Fox Business Network correspondent Cheryl Casone tells "omg! Insider." "Besides the memorabilia from the films, as well as any of his films selling on DVD. I believe his value will absolutely increase now that he has passed away at such a young age."

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Meanwhile, entertainment attorney Richard Roth told "omg! Insider" that Jasmine could be left with little to nothing if she is not in Paul's will. "Presumably, most — if not all of it — will go to a trust for his daughter until she reaches a certain age," he explains.

Paul Walker's family is asking that all donations in his name be made to his charity Reach Out Worldwide, whose mission is to act as first responders to those in need and seeking relief following world disasters.