Jenson Button splits with wife Jessica

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Jenson Button splits with wife Jessica
Dec 23, 2015, 8:58 AM

McLaren driver Jenson Button has split with his wife Jessica Michibata a year after getting married.

Jenson Button and Jessica Michibata
Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-30

Button, 35, had dated 31-year-old Michibata since 2009 before marrying the Argentine-Japanese model in December of 2014.

The 2009 Formula 1 champion's representatives have confirmed the split, stating: "Jenson and Jessica have decided to go their separate ways and it is very amicable. There is no one else involved.”

The separation with his wife caps off a difficult year for the British driver, who scored just 16 points for a struggling McLaren-Honda squad, fell victim to a robbery during the summer break of the F1 season and contemplated retirement, albeit ultimately re-signing for 2016.

The marriage to Michibata is Button's first, albeit he had previously been engaged to singer Louise Griffiths.

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