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Formula 1 star Jenson Button weds model girlfriend

By Staff Reporter

Formula One star Jenson Button has confirmed his marriage to lingerie model Jessica Michibata on Twitter.

The pair, who were in Hawaii for Christmas, were pictured in several newspapers at a lavish ceremony in idyllic Maui.

And on New Year's Eve both the former F1 world champion, from Frome, Somerset, and the Japanese-Argentine model tweeted: "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!"

A source told the Daily Mirror: "Jenson and Jessica had a day they will never forget - they couldn't stop smiling or kissing. It was the perfect end to 2014 and now they will start 2015 as man and wife."

Jessica wore a strapless ivory gown with a long, flowing embroidered veil.

Button opted for a navy three-piece suit, white shirt and pale blue tie.

After the ceremony in front of around 40 people, the couple were driven off in a convertible classic Pontiac GTO draped with ribbon.

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.

It capped a year which started in the worst possible way for the 34-year-old off the track after the death of his father in January.

John Button, a guiding force and a stalwart of support from his son's early days as a child racer in karting competitions through to his F1 world championship victory in 2009, died at his home in the French Riviera.

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