Jenson Button gets engaged to girlfriend Jessica Michibata

Published Friday, Feb 21 2014, 12:31 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Jenson Button has got engaged to his long-term girlfriend Jessica Michibata.

The F1 racing driver, who has been dating model Jessica for five years, popped the question with a teardrop diamond ring.

Jenson Button and Jessica Michibata at Tag Heuer Yacht Party - Arrivals - 25 May 2013

© WENN / Jean-Philippe Pariente/ News Pictures/

A spokesman for Jenson has confirmed the engagement and Jessica has been spotted out flashing her new sparkler in Bahrain.

She was seen wearing her rock on her wedding finger while supporting Jenson in the paddock at the Formula One Winter Testing at the Bahrain International Circuit.

Jenson, whose father sadly passed away last month, met Jessica in Tokyo in 2008 but she turned down his offer of a date.

The driving champ didn't give up, however, and she eventually decided to give him a chance eight months later.

The couple separated for six months in 2011 but they stayed in contact during their time apart and decided to give things another go.

Given his hugely successful career, we can only begin to imagine how amazing Jenson and Jessica's wedding will be.


More celebrities who have got engaged in 2014: