Jeff Gordon opened up about how lucky he is to be married to wife Ingrid.
“She’s an amazing wife and mother,” Jeff, 37, told People magazine at Wednesday’s Pepsi 500 Running Wide Open party in Hollywood. “You’ve got to have a wife that’s very understanding. I’m lucky to have that.”
He explained, “It’s because she wakes up everyday at 7 a.m. and does everything that she possibly can for her little girl – our little girl – and for me.”
Jeff’s model/actress wife, Ingrid Vandebosch, gave birth to their daughter, Ella Sofia Gordon, in June 2007.
Jeff shared that the best part of fatherhood is “waking up every morning and seeing her look in your face. The love, there’s nothing like it.”
As for their home life, Jeff said that Ingrid picks up the slack when he’s busy with work. “We try to travel together. I do everything I can to get home as often as I can. She’s the greatest mom on the planet.”
Asked if they want more kids, Jeff said, “Maybe!” And even though he’s had a year of practice being a dad, he’s still open to words of wisdom on the subject. “Everybody I know that becomes a parent reads every book they possibly can,” he said. “Any advice I get, I’m going to take it.”