“She’s bloomed!” the new face of Davidoff Cool Water tells PEOPLE of his little girl, who turns 13 on Nov. 4. “She’s got boobs now and it sucks. It was a really sad day for me … most dads out there can relate.”
Excited about Meadow’s recent move from Hawaii to California to be closer to him, the proud papa describes his daughter as a good mix of her parents.
“She’s a bit more like her mother [Rebecca], but she’s also how I am innately,” Walker, 38, says. “[Meadow]’s more of a free roamer and she appreciates the little stuff.”
As for how he’s been adjusting to having a blossoming teen on his hands, the actor admits it’s been no easy feat.
“You don’t get as much feedback as a couple years ago,” he notes. “You ask a question and get a two-word answer, so there’s a little frustration with that. But if I just shut up and sit back, she opens up and reveals a whole lot — the trick is to just listen.”
For any boys who may take notice of Meadow, the protective papa’s got some words of warning: “If they don’t go through me, they’re getting shot,” he jokes.
— Melody Chiu