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Jenson Button and Jessica Michibata split after marrying just a year ago

Published 23/12/2015

The marriage of Jenson Button and Jessica Michibata is over after just a year
The marriage of Jenson Button and Jessica Michibata is over after just a year

Formula One star Jenson Button has split from his model wife Jessica Michibata after just one year of marriage.

The pair, who tied the knot in Hawaii in December last year, are said to have parted on friendly terms.

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

Last New Year's Eve the former F1 world champion, from Frome, Somerset, and the Japanese-Argentine model confirmed their marriage on Twitter, writing : ''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!''

After meeting in 2008, the couple's relationship experienced ups and downs and they split for a short time in 2010 before getting back together.

Button, 35, and his wife, 31, hit the headlines in August this year when they were burgled in their sleep while on holiday in the south of France.

The McLaren driver was staying with friends in a St Tropez villa when thieves broke into the property, making off with valuables worth around £300,000, including Jessica's engagement ring.

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