Ingrid Vandebosch Dishes on Her Designer Dress

05/04/2010 at 11:00 AM ET
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A flowing gown kept Ingrid Vandebosch‘s bump practically under wraps at the Costume Institute Gala, held at Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“It hides the right stuff — my arms, my belly, my legs,” the model, 39, told PEOPLE Moms & Babies of her Kaufman Franco dress, which she accessorized with jewels from Cartier.

Due the first week of August with a boy, Vandebosch and husband Jeff Gordon are preparing for the arrival of their son, who will join big sister Ella Sofia, 2½.

“I don’t know how you can have any more love than we already have for her,” Gordon, 38, notes.

“So I’m excited to see how I react to having a second child as well as having a boy this time.”

Although the couple are considering name possibilities for their baby boy, there is one they’ve already decided against. “No Jr.,” the race car driver said firmly. “He’s not going to be a Jr.”

He may, however, end up behind the wheel like dear old Dad.

“Could be. We won’t know until he’s a little older. But the way he’s kicking inside there, he might well be,” Gordon laughs.

Sounds like Ella could be taking after her model mama as well. “She would not stop talking” while Vandebosch was preparing for Monday evening’s gala, Gordon shares. “She just loves seeing her get the hair and makeup done.”

“Last year, I had a big poofy dress,” adds Vandebosch. “All she wanted to do was be under my dress! She was screaming and excited.”

— Jeffrey Slonim

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BettyBoop49 on

You carry your pregnancies very well. My partner and I watch NASCAR races and really enjoy watching the children that attend with their parents, especially your daughter. Congratulations on expectance of another child! Be interesting to see what you decide to name him. Lots of luck,

Diana on

All my best to the Gordon family. As a “#24” fan, I’m so glad Jeff has found true love and so happy about their growing family. Congrats!!!

Marilyn on

Baby could be born on Jeff’s birthday, August 4 since he’s due the first week in August.

mommy of 2 girls on

Ingrid looks great! and as a 24 fan im so glad he wont be a jr!!! congrats to both and cant wait to see this baby! Ella is so stinkin cute!

Nascarfan89 on

As a fan of Nascar it is great to see such great examples of family. I have always loved Jeff and think that his racing is better because he is happy with his life.
I hope the Gordon family only the best.

Rose on

Congrats to you both. So glad you are having another one and best of luck with the new baby. I have two boys and they are a handful but wouldn’t trade them for anything.

Fawn on

I have been a fan since the beginning. I pray for the safe birth of their second child and much happiness. They are a beautiful couple together and can’t wait to see the “little” Gordon! Congrats!

sherry on

They are such a wonderful family. I am so exicted for them. Also glad, he won’t be a jr. Ella is such a doll. No doubt, those children are raised on love:)
My love to all of the family.

Elizabeth on

Congrats to you both wish you lots of luck another driver in the family

sharon hare on

just wanted to say to jeff, I am a long time fan of his and now his family.What a beautiful lady he married, I can see the love he has for her and ella, cant wait to see him with his son. this is so cool to see him so happy. fan forever jeff, love you all, god watch over you and your family blessings

Julie on

What a beautiful dress and the woman wearing it is an absolutely fantastic lady. Style, class, a wonderful wife and mother, what more could you ask for. Congratulations to the Gordon family, they are richly blessed by our Lord.

Fran on

I’m so happy for your both and of course Ella. It is so good to see Jeff so happy. My daughter, granddaughter and myself follow Jeff every weekend. Hope the baby is born on his birthday. Thank you Ingrid and Ella for making Jeff happy he deserves it.

sadie on

Ella is darling! An absolute babydoll!! 🙂

Jeanette on

Wonderful picture of Jeff & Ingrid. Congratulations to you both on an addition (a son) to your beautiful family in August.I admire you Jeff for the man that you are & for all you do for children. You’re a pretty darn good race driver too!! I watch you every week & always hope for a win.

shiela cochran on

Jeff I love seeing you with Ella at the race track it seems it just comes natural for you to have her with you Ingrid is such a doll, you make a wonderful couple Jeff you are a awesome person. Congratulations on the rest of your life.

Ann on

I have been a Jeff fan since he started as a rookie. I have seen him go through the bad times. I know now that he has the best in his life. He has married a wonderful lady and has a cutie pie for a little girl,Ella. I just know that their son will grow up to be a good looking guy, just like his dad. If he followers in his dad’s steps, I hope that I will still be able to get to the races. Being a grandma is so great. I welcome the new addition to your lovely family and wish you all the happiness . long time Jeff Gordan fan for this grandma. God Bless you.

Ida on

What a beatiful picture of Ingrid and Jeff and all the pictures of Ella you share with all of us. Can’t wait till the little boy is in the family photo also. Best of luck this week Jeff go for a big win but most of all be safe thats important. Been a fan for years. God bless you all.

jude2448 on

As I’m reading all the wonderful comments for Jeff and his family I can think of nothing more to add. I’m hoping their son is born on August 4, because that’s my husband’s birthday also.
Best of luck and love to your entire family.


Congratulations to you Jeff and your beautiful wife on the upcoming birth of your son, which will be as good looking as the rest of your wonderful family. I am a grandmother, great-grandmother, etc etc and have watched you race and cheered for you since you started racing and still get excited every time you race. Still cheering for you, your racing and your future with your family. Out best to you!!!!

Kirkland911 on

You two look great. Jeff & Ingrid I am so happy for you. I have been a fan since Jeff’s rookie year. Jeff has had some ups and downs in both his career & his personal life. It is great to see that he is on the up side finally. It is wonderful to see him so happy. Thank you Ingrid for bringing him that hapiness in his life, you are truly an inspiration. As for Ella, she is a cutie and I’m sure your son will be too. Best of luck to you and your family. Let’s go Jeff…see you in Victory Lane tonight.

Nisey on

How can you not have beautiful kids when the parents themselves are absolutely stunning. My daughter is having my first granddaughter any day and her name will be Ella. I am one proud grandma. I wish them a safe pregnancy and love.

Cindy on

Ingrid is just glowing as pregnancy sure does agree with her. She is beautiful in this picture with Jeff. I can’t wait until August. Ingrid, Jeff and Ella make a beautiful family, and for sure so will their baby boy.

Polly on

Congrats Jeff and Ingrid on the upcoming expected birth of your son. Jeff, you have a beautiful family. I love to watch you race and hopefully win some races this racing season.

Shirley2448 on

Congrats to Jeff,Ingrid and Ella for the upcoming birth of there son. I hope he is born on August 2nd that is my birthday or August 4th for Jeff’s. I am a huge fan of Jeff’s
and had the pleasure of meeting him in Roanoke Va, I won a contest.Jeff you seem so Happy and Content in your life now.
You are truly blessed with a beautiful wife and daughter.
The best to you all. Keep racing and winning

Nancy on

I’m just wondering why you don’t want a son named after his Great Dad!!!! Don’t like “Jr”? My husband is a Jr, but has never been called junior! My son had a son & gave him his name but its listed as 2nd because he didn’t want him called junior! So they call him Duece!
I am A GREAT Jeff Gordon fan & I think it would be a great legacy, to give his son his great name, Jeff Gordon,( Big Daddy, Best Nascar driver in history)!

Charlene on

There is not much I can add to the other comments! I also have been a fan of Jeff’s from the beginning,and a member of his fan club for 8 yrs., and have had the honor of meeting him twice in Concord, getting his autograph, and a hug & handshake. He is a wonderful human being, and a fantastic driver. Best of luck Jeff and family, from this great grandmother!

Brenda on

I am a huge fan of Jeff and so happy for him and his beautiful family. Jeff is such a kind, sharing, awesome person and he deserves the best life has to offer. He was just up the road from me when he so generously gave of his time at the Extreme Makeover for the family in Loris, SC. I pull for Jeff everytime he races and just know the wins are going to come in 2010!! He has consistently had the best car on the track all year, Can’t wait to see the little boy arrive in August!! God bless you Jeff and your beautiful, loving family. Hope I get to meet you one of these days and hug you in thanks for the thrills you have provided for many years and most of all for your kindness and generosity to those in need. You will always be #1 for me.