,Divorce is actually not a tragedy. A tragedy is staying in an unhappy marriage. Divorce is not always negative; it sometimes results in the best and positive way.
After Gordon is the first ever driver to exceed $100 million in earnings, people have now grown interested to know about his personal life. Check out his marital life and his divorce with his first child.
Firstly let's discuss their love life. Gordon was introduced to Ingrid Vandebosch, a former supermodel, and actress in 2002. The couple dated for around four years and then got married four years later in 2006.
The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony in Mexico. Now, the couple shares almost 11 years of marital life and still counting on. There are no any separation news or divorce issues ever talked in the media. So, we can claim that the couple is happily enjoying their marital life.
Ingrid Vandebosch and Jeff Gordon Source: zimbio
The couple is blessed with two children. After a year of their wedding, Vandebosch gave birth to their first child, a daughter on June 20, 2007. The couple named their daughter as Ella Sofia Gordon.
After around three years of their first child, Vandebosch gave birth to their second child, a son, Leo Benjamin Gordon on August 9, 2010. He is six years old now.
Jeff Gordon and Ingrid Vandebosch with their children Source: zimbio
Brooke Sealey fully supported Jeff Gordon in the beginning of his NASCAR career. They met in February 1993. During their first met, Gordon was a rising star and Sealey was a Miss Winston model who greeted drivers in Victory Lane.
As per sources, the couple dated secretly until her reign as Miss Winston ended. Sealey explained:
"He came up to me at Daytona and he asked me to go eat lunch. His voice was quivering." "He was real nervous."
Brooke Sealey and Jeff Gordon Source: heavyeditorial
Just after a year of dating, Gordon proposed her at the 1994 Daytona 500 in February. Their eight years long marital life ended after Sealey filed for divorce.
You will be amazed to know that their divorce is regarded to be one of the most expensive divorces in the history of the sport. The couple didn't have any children. The settlement went off to $15.3 million with an airplane, two cars and alimony, multiple lawsuits and battles and more.
After a tragic divorce with the first wife, Gordon is now living a joyful marital life with two children.