Racing driver-turned-U.S. Dancing With The Stars champion HELIO CASTRONEVES is set to become a first-time dad - his longtime girlfriend ADRIANA HENAO is expecting a baby girl.
Little Mikaella is due in January (10).
The 34 year old race ace insists there are no immediate wedding plans, but marriage will be the "natural next step".
The Brazilian is looking forward to a fresh start with his family after a whirlwind year. He won the Indianapolis 500 in May (09), one month after he was acquitted on six charges of tax evasion.
He explains, "This year started very difficult. The middle was kind of a 'Wow!' and now this. This is a great ending for the book!"