Helio Castroneves and Girlfriend Are Expecting

October 13, 2009 By:
Helio Castroneves and Girlfriend Are Expecting

Things are definitely looking up for Helio Castroneves. He was acquitted of tax evasion charges in April, just months after winning it all on Dancing With The Stars.

And now Helio can look forward to even more good news: he’s going to be a father! The 34-year old race car driver and his girlfriend Adriana Henao are expecting their first child – a girl – in January.

Helio announced the news today at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where the Firestone Indy 300 took place. He said, "We thought about calling her 'Indy,' but we thought that might be a little too much.”

He did say, however, that the baby’s name will be Mikaella. He says he plans on marrying Adriana after the baby is born, as it’s “the next natural step.”

Helio also said, "This year started very difficult, the middle was kind of a 'Wow!' and now this. This is a great ending for the book.''

Congrats to Helio and Adriana!