Button & Michibata Split Michibata Split

And as Lewis Hamilton’s relationship with Pussycat Doll singer Nicole Scherzinger seemingly goes from strength to strength, his team-mate Jenson Button seems to have called time on his long-term relationship with his model girlfriend, Jessica Michibata.

Britain’s The Sun has reported that the 30-year-old defending World Champion and his girlfriend split following the Monaco Grand Prix.

The newspaper cites “a friend” of the pair, who claims that the “logistics” of their relationship – with Button living in Monaco and Michibata living in Tokyo, where most of her modelling work occurs – took their toll.

The journalist “source” adds: “Jenson reluctantly decided that his racing must be his main priority.”

A spokesperson for Button has confirmed the split: “He and Jessica have gone their separate ways.”

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