NASCAR driver JEFF GORDON and his Belgian wife, model-actress Ingrid Vandebosch are expecting their first child.
The couple met in the summer of 2002 through mutual friends and began dating in the winter of 2005.
They wed on 7 November (06) in a private ceremony in Mexico and spent their honeymoon weekend in Phoenix, Arizona where Gordon competed in the Checker Auto Parts 500 race.
Gordon, 35, writes on his website, "We're obviously very excited. Christmas came early for us this year. This is a very special gift for us - one that we're both looking forward to.
"The due date is early July (07) and Ingrid and I can't wait to be parents.
"We've known for a little while, but we couldn't wait any longer to share the good news with our friends and fans."