Jenson Button splits from wife Jessica Michibata after one year of marriage

Published Wednesday, Dec 23 2015, 15:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Jenson Button has split from his wife Jessica Michibata less than a year after marrying.

Formula One ace Jenson married Japanese-Argentine model Jessica in Hawaii in December last year, but it has now been confirmed that they have parted ways, although the split is said to be "amicable".

Jenson Button and wife Jessica Michibata at the Walkabout Foundation's Inaugural Gala.
27 June 2015.

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A spokesman for Jenson said: "Jenson and Jessica have decided to go their separate ways and it is very amicable. There is no one else involved."

Jenson got engaged to long-term partner Jessica in February 2014, proposing to her with a teardrop diamond ring.

They confirmed their marriage on Twitter last New Year's Eve, when Jenson said: "Happy New Year from Mr & Mrs Button!! We're excited to see in the New year with family and loved ones, we hope you're too!"

The pair met in 2008 but had a brief split in 2010 before getting back together.

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