Jeff Gordon’s Ex-Wife Once Served Legal Warrants to NASCAR Owners at DAYTONA 500 Amidst Bitter Divorce Battle for the Hendrick Motorsports Star

Two people separating is never a pretty picture. The only variable is the intensity of how worse it is on a scale of really bad on one end, and incredibly ugly on the other. Perhaps, the divorce of NASCAR’s biggest star of his day, Jeff Gordon, comes on the other end of the scale.

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Gordon got married to Brooke Sealey in 1994, but less than a decade later, they filed for divorce.

And it was the process of their divorce that became pretty nasty. In fact, it was fitting, as bad as it was, that while their relationship began through NASCAR, the end of the relationship also reached NASCAR.

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In 2003, attorney Terry Young was reported to be handing out subpoenas ahead of the Daytona 500 as part of his process since he was representing Brooke Gordon at that time.

Speaking about this, Ray Evernham called Brooke Shields as someone who “is trying to make a circus of the Daytona 500.”

DARLINGTON, SC – MARCH 15: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo, waits in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 on March 15, 2003 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Jeff Gordon revealed the fate of his relationship with his current wife in a dramatic way

Jeff Gordon had kept his relationship with Brooke Shields pretty secretive during their dating days in the early 1990s. The same was also the case with his current wife, Ingrid Vandebosch, who Gordon began seeing in the early 2000s.

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However, the way the Hendrick star decided to deliver the news of the next step with Vandebosch was nothing short of dramatic.

CONCORD, NC – OCTOBER 11: Wife Ingrid Vandebosch (L) and Jeff Gordon (R), driver of the #24 DuPont Chevrolet, wait by his car before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on October 11, 2008 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

This is so because in 2006, the four-time NASCAR Cup champion organized a croquet event in California. And as the sun was going down, he raised a glass and told everyone, “Ingrid and I are no longer dating.”

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For obvious reasons, this led to an awkward pause, some tension in the air, which Gordon soon sucked out with three words – “We’re getting married.”

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