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Jenson Button and model girlfriend Jessica Michibata confirm engagement

The pair met over five years ago with Jenson Button, whose father John died suddenly of a heart attack aged 70 in January, telling the BBC that he had proposed to his girlfriend Jessica Michibata on Valentine's Day.

Agence France-Presse  |  Last updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 22:32 Print font size - +

Manama, Bahrain:  British Formula One driver Jenson Button and his long-term model girlfriend Jessica Michibata have become engaged.

The Japanese-born Michibata could be seen sporting a diamond engagement ring as she kept tabs on her fiance during Thursday's pre-season testing at Bahrain's Sakhir circuit.

McLaren posted a message on their twitter page saying: "Huge congrats to @JensonButton and @jessybondgirl on their engagement! #attaboy".

And Button's new teammate, Kevin Magnussen tweeted: "Wow! Well done to @JensonButton & @jessybondgirl on your engagement!"

The pair met over five years ago with Button, whose father John died suddenly of a heart attack aged 70 in January, telling the BBC that he had proposed on Valentine's Day.

Michibita, whose mother is Japanese and father half-Spanish, was born in Fukui near Kyoto.

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Story first published on: Friday, 21 February 2014 22:25

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