Jenson Button Gets Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Jessica Michibata

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterFebruary 21, 2014

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - FEBRUARY 21:  Jessica Michibata, girlfriend of Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren sits in the paddock during day three of Formula One Winter Testing at the Bahrain International Circuit on February 21, 2014 in Bahrain, Bahrain.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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Jenson Button has confirmed that he has got engaged to long-time girlfriend Jessica Michibata.

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The 2009 Formula 1 world champion, currently at McLaren, has been dating the Japanese-Argentine model for five years, according to the Huffington Post.

McLaren were the ones to break the news on Twitter:

Huge congrats to @JensonButton and @jessybondgirl on their engagement! #attaboy pic.twitter.com/hQRCJ1ieMO

โ€” McLaren (@McLarenF1) February 21, 2014

Neither Jenson nor Jessica have yet given a public confirmation, however, but as you can see, Getty Imagesย have pictures of Michibata wearing an engagement ring.

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - FEBRUARY 21:  Jessica Michibata (ring detail), girlfriend of Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren sits in the paddock during day three of Formula One Winter Testing at the Bahrain International Circuit on February 21, 2014 in Bahr
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Button is in Bahrain with his team pre-season testing ahead of the Australian Grand Prix, the season's curtain raiser, on March 16.