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Three months ago, Jenson Button’s luck looked to be out – no girlfriend and no Formula 1 race seat for the 2009 season. However the 29 year old’s fortunes look to have turned around with a race win under his belt and a new girlfriend waiting in the wings.
At the opening race of the season in Melbourne, Button was supported from the pits by his new girlfriend, Jessica Michibata. Michibata is a Japanese lingerie model and the pair have been dating for the past two months. The pair are said to be inseparable with Michibata being one of the first people that Button looked to celebrate his race win with. It is also rumoured that Button spent 15 minutes along with his new girlfriend in a locked room before emerging to face the waiting media and stating, “Things got a bit steamy in there!”
Michibata is not the first glamorous girlfriend Button has had – in 2005, he was engaged to singer Louise Griffiths before the broke up over his alleged affairs with athlete Emma Davis and socialite Beverley Bloom.
Michibata, 24, was born in Fukui and has a mixed heritage – her mother is Japanese whilst her father is Argentinian with a Spanish and Italian background. Her younger sister Angelica is also a lingerie model. As well as being a beautiful face, Michibata also writes a monthly column on cinema in the Japanese press.