Indy 500 champion and Dancing with the Stars season four victor Helio Castroneves has announced that he and his girlfriend Adriana Henao are expecting a baby daughter in January. They have already decided on the name Mikaella, after moving away from their first choice Indy.
The racer, who won the Indy 500 in 2001, 2002 and 2009, found himself in hot water when he was indicted by a Miami Federal Grand Jury on charges of tax evasion a year ago. He was acquitted in April and things have been looking up ever since.
Helio said, “This year started very difficult. The middle was kind of a ‘Wow!’ and now this. This is a great ending for the book.”
UPDATE: Helio and his partner Adriana welcomed a baby girl on Monday, December 28, 2009. Baby Mikaella was born at 4:15 p.m. in Atlanta. She weighed in at 7.3 ounces and measured 19 inches. See the happy family in their first photo with baby below.
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