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Who is Jenson Button’s ex-wife Jessica Michibata and why has she been arrested?

, Who is Jenson Button’s ex-wife Jessica Michibata and why has she been arrested?

JESSICA Michibata, ex-wife of F1 legend Jenson Button, was arrested in Japan on March 20, 2023, for alleged drug offences.

Here, we look at what happened to her and how long she was married to the former world champion.

Jessica Michibata was married to 2009 F1 world champion Jenson Button from 2014 to 2015

Who is Jenson Button’s ex-wife Jessica Michibata?

Jessica Michibata is a Japanese-born model.

She was in a relationship with 2009 F1 world champion Jenson Button between 2008 and 2015.

They were married in 2014, but split up the following year.

When together, she was seen on many occasions supporting Jenson from the pits.

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Why has Jessica Michibata been arrested?

Michibata was arrested in Japan on March 20, 2023, after a package containing MDMA was sent to her hotel room in Tokyo.

The model is being held on suspicion of violating the narcotics special measures law, according to the Japanese Metropolitan Police.

She was working in Japan at the time of her arrest. She was born there, but now mostly resides in the United States.

She has denied the allegations.

The drug was found when customs officers inspected the package after it came into the country from overseas.

Revive, the modelling company which represents Michibata, said in a statement: “We apologise to everyone for any concern the reports of Jessica Michibata, which belongs to our company, have caused.

“We are currently unable to contact Michibata directly and we are collecting information to confirm the facts.”

Do Jenson Button and ex-wife Jessica Michibata have any children?

Button and Michibata did not have children together during their relationship.

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Button married American model Brittny Ward in 2022, and together they have two children, a son named Hendrix and a daughter called Lenny.

Michibata gave birth to a daughter named Joy in October 2017, but has never revealed the identity of the child’s father.

Is Jessica Michibata currently dating anyone?

It is not known if Michibata is currently dating anyone.

In 2017, it was rumoured that she was dating film producer Ken Kao.

Kao was seen holding hands with Michibata at the 2017 Cannes film festival whilst she was still pregnant.



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