Formula 1 driver Jenson Button and fashion model Jessica Michibata announced they got hitched in Hawaii to ring in the new year. (“Happy New Year from Mr & Mrs Button!” read Michibata’s tweet.) It was a hot pursuit for Button, who got turned down the first time he tried asking Michibata out at a Tokyo bar. That was ages ago though (2008) and he followed up rejection the way a champion does: he kept trying. Button flew Michibata to Monaco to see his car collection eight months after he got turned down, and that seemed to have clinched it for the Argentine-Japanese model-actress-author-Nike woman. She’s been a regular at race tracks ever since.
The Michibata-Button relationship flew some yellow caution flags in 2011, too. The couple took some time off. But they roared back. In a McLaren, of course.
— JessicaMichibata (@jessybondgirl) November 28, 2014