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NASCAR's Champion Jeff Gordon Is Now a Father

June 21, 2007 (8:09 am) GMT
Jeff Gordon and his wife Ingrid Vandebosch are the proud parents of daughter Ella Sofia Gordon.
Ingrid Vandebosch, Jeff Gordon

NASCAR's four-time champion became a father for the first time Wednesday June 20th as his wife, model-actress Ingrid Vandebosch, gave birth to their first child together.

The baby, a girl named Ella Sofia Gordon, was born at 9:09 a.m. in New York and weighed 7 lbs, 1 oz, it has been confirmed.

"It's been an absolutely incredible experience," Gordon said in a statement posted on his Website. "Ingrid came through amazingly and we're both really happy and overjoyed. We can't wait to get home and start our lives together as a family."

Gordon was introduced to Ingrid by a mutual friend in 2002. It was not until the year 2004 that they began dating. The couple then tied the knot in Mexico on November 7, 2006. They happily announced her pregnancy on December 30th the same year.

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