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Jenson Button announces impending fatherhood

2009 Formula 1 Champion Jenson Button has announced that he and his fiancee Brittny Ward are expecting their first child together.

The former F1 driver has taken to social media to announce that he is to become a father for the first time. The 38 year old, who celebrates his 39th birthday this weekend, has been dating Brittny Ward since 2016, becoming engaged in summer of 2018.

Button said: “Brittny & I are Delighted to announce the new edition to the family currently having his first seat! Look how comfy he looks!  

Jenson was previously married to long-term partner Jessica Michibata before they divorced in 2015.

With his F1 career now firmly behind him after fully leaving McLaren in 2017, it appears family life is on his mind as he builds a comfortable sportscar career in Japan.

Having raced in the Japanese Super GT Championship in 2017, he joined Team Kunimitsu in 2018 and won the title alongside Naoki Yamamoto.


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