LONDON - British former world champion Jenson Button confirmed via Twitter on Thursday that he has married his long-term girlfriend, Japanese-Argentine lingerie model Jessica Michibata.
The pair were pictured at a New Year's Eve ceremony in Maui, Hawaii in several British newspapers.
"Happy New Year from Mr & Mrs Button!!" Button tweeted. "We're excited to see in the New year with family and loved ones, we hope you're too!"
The marriage capped a turbulent year for 34-year-old Button, whose father, John, died in January.
Button, who won the world championship with Brawn in 2009, was recently confirmed as one of McLaren's drivers for the 2015 season alongside the returning Fernando Alonso.