12:56 AM EDT 09/07/2016
Originally posted 06/30/2016 02:45PM
After the Live host teased a "big announcement" will be made on Wednesday's edition of the morning talk show, viewers' ears naturally perked up that she might be naming her new partner-in-chat nearly four months since the May departure of Ripa's former co-host Michael Strahan, who officially began his full-time gig on Good Morning America this Tuesday morning.
ABC continues to hold off on an official announcement about who will fill Strahan's seat, but Ripa's already welcomed a full slate of guest co-hosts over the summer, and some clear favorites have risen in prominence.
PEOPLE has rounded up a list of possible candidates whose names have generated some attention – read on to find out more about the front-runners.
Originally posted 12/05/2015 03:10PM
The annual NASCAR awards Friday night in Las Vegas, which unofficially doubled as the climax of Jeff Gordon's farewell tour, added a surprise name to its star-studded list when Tom Cruise walked on stage to introduce the retiring championship racer.
Originally posted 11/03/2014 11:45AM
Brad Keselowski's face was puffy, and he took a couple quick drinks of water to wash the blood from his mouth. So close to a big playoff win, Jeff Gordon was left with a cut on his lip.
Originally posted 07/06/2014 03:00PM
There were some unhappy drivers when an accident on the Daytona International Speedway took out a bunch of cars 20 laps into the Coke Zero 400 on Sunday.
Originally posted 08/09/2010 06:05PM
Jeff Gordon is racing toward an even bigger, happier family: The NASCAR star is now the father of two.
Gordon and his wife Ingrid Vandebosch, both 39, welcomed son Leo Benjamin on Monday at 8:53 a.m. He weighed 7 lbs, 2 oz., and measured 19 inches long.
"He's happy and healthy, and Mom is doing great," Gordon writes on his official Web site where he announced the news.
Baby Leo joins big sister Ella Sofia, 3.
Originally posted 03/16/2010 01:20PM
Jeff Gordon already revealed that he and his wife are expecting a baby in August, and now he's sharing some more happy news.
"I wanted to let all my fans on JeffGordon.com know first that Ingrid and I are having a boy!" the NASCAR driver wrote on his Web site Tuesday.
Last month, Gordon, 38, told fans that he and wife Ingrid Vandebosch, who are already parents to daughter Ella Sofia, 2½, "can't wait to expand our family to four."
Leave advice for Gordon and his wife at Moms & Babies.
Originally posted 02/04/2010 01:15PM
Start your engines – there's another Gordon on the way.
Jeff Gordon and wife Ingrid Vandebosch are expecting their second child in August, the NASCAR star announced on his Web site Thursday.
"Ingrid and I wanted to be the first to tell you ... the exciting news that Ingrid is 12 weeks pregnant and expecting our second child," the racer, 38, wrote. "We're very excited and can't wait to expand our family to four. Ella is also very excited and can't stop talking about how much she's looking forward to being a big sister."
Gordon and Vandebosch, a model and actress, wed in Nov. 2006 and welcomed their daughter Ella Sofia, now 2½, in June 2007.
Originally posted 08/10/2009 08:00AM
NASCAR star Jeff Gordon’s daughter Ella Sofia, who turned 2 in June, isn’t sure what her daddy does at the track, but she recognizes that his work involves sitting behind the wheel.
"She knows that I have a race car for work and when she sees [one] at the track she says, 'Go papa go!' " Gordon, 38, told PEOPLE's Celebrity Baby Blog late last week at The Glen in Watkins Glen, N.Y., where he was preparing to race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Ella planned to be on the sidelines "cheering him on" during Monday's race, after being rained out Sunday.
Originally posted 09/30/2008 09:30AM
Nascar's Jeff Gordon knows how to celebrate being No. 1 – and in daughter Ella Sofia's case, turning 1.
"We had a puppet show for the kids and a one-man band, so she did some dancing. She enjoyed getting to pet some different animals at a little petting zoo, too. She had her birthday cupcake and seemed to like that a lot," Gordon, 37, wrote on his blog alongside photos of his daughter's first birthday party in California.
Originally posted 08/31/2008 11:25AM
A daredevil on the racetrack, Jeff Gordon credits his wife, Ingrid, for being the rock in his family life.
"She's an amazing wife and mother," Gordon, 37, told PEOPLE at Wednesday's Pepsi 500 Running Wide Open party in Hollywood, which he cohosted with Pharrell Williams. "You've got to have a wife that's very understanding. I'm lucky to have that."
He explains, "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."
Gordon's model/actress wife, Ingrid Vandebosch, gave birth to their daughter, Ella Sofia Gordon, in June 2007.
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