DWTS Champ Helio Castroneves Welcomes a Baby Girl!

Celebrity Moms Dec. 29, 2009 AT 12:12PM
DWTS Champ Helio Castroneves Welcomes a Baby Girl! Credit: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

Dancing With the Stars champ Helio Castroneves is a father!

The three-time Indianapolis 500 champion, 34, confirmed on Twitter that he and girlfriend Adriana Henao welcomed a baby girl named Mikaella on Monday.

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The star also posted a photo of his newborn -- who weighs 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and is 19 inches tall.

When he announced the pregnancy in October, Castroneves joked that they thought about "calling her Indy."

Although the Brazilian race-car driver -- who won DWTS with partner in 2007 and won his third 500 race in May -- and Henao have not made plans to wed, he said marriage is "the natural next step."

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Most recently, Castroneves made headlines after he was indicted for federal tax evasion and fraud after allegedly failing to pay more than $5 million to the IRS over a four-year period. He was cleared of those charges in April.

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

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