Jenson Button and long time girlfriend Jessica Michibata are engaged to be married.
Reports in Britain confirm that the two lovebirds, who often travel to grand prix races together, are engaged and that Michibata is sporting an impressive ‘teardrop diamond’ engagement ring as she attends testing in Bahrain with Button.
The news comes shortly after the passing of Button’s father John Button who died in January.
Button first met the Japanese model in 2008 in a hotel bar in Tokyo and eight months later, the pair started dating.
According to the Daily Mail: “It wasn’t until Jenson became Formula 1 World Champion in Brazil in 2009 that Jessica realised just how strong his love for her was, when he dedicated his win to her, live on television.”
A spokesperson for Button confirmed the news and revealed that the couple are “delighted”, but that no date has yet been set for the wedding. (GP247)
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