Who is Jenson Button's new girlfriend Brittny Ward?

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Jenson Button appears to have well and truly moved on from his estranged wife Jessica Michibata, just a couple of months after announcing their split. The Formula One champ has been spotted getting close to model Brittny Ward, who is rumoured to be his new girlfriend.

Jenson, 36, and 25-year-old Brittny have been pictured enjoying a string of dates this month. It looks like their romance has blossomed into something more serious as the racing driver has flown his girlfriend out to Melbourne ahead of the first Grand Prix of the season.

The couple were spotted smiling and laughing Down Under, with Jessica bearing a striking resemblance to Jenson's pretty brunette ex Jessica.

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Brittny Ward has been pictured enjoying a string of dates with Jenson Button

According to her official website, Brittny was born and raised in Northern California and began modelling at the age of 12. She started her career in San Francisco, starring in beauty pageants, before moving to the southern part of the state. It was Brittny's mother who encouraged her to start modelling.

Speaking to 411 Mania, Brittny has previously said: "I started modelling at the age of 12 when my mother noticed that I was getting tall and decided to send my photos into a modelling agency. My first shoot was for Mervyns, I thought it was so awesome at the time to be getting paid to take photos."

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Speaking about her Playboy shoot, Brittny said: "I felt like a hyper confident, kickass woman"

Last year proved a turning point for Brittny, who is signed to Next LA. The former Playboy model was crowned Miss January 2015 by the magazine and speaking about the shoot, Brittny admitted that she felt a bit like Angelina Jolie.

"I felt very badass when shooting this pictorial," she said. "A bit like, say Angelina Jolie. I felt like a hyper confident, kickass woman."

Revealing that she has a bit of a "wild side", the thrill-seeker added: "I'm so different from when I was in the pageants, putting on that smile. Now I'm into trying things that scare me, like skydiving and playing with wild animals."

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The pretty brunette started modelling at the age of 12

Boasting more than 205,000 Instagram followers, Brittny has become somewhat of a social media sensation. She regularly shares pictures of herself posing on shoots or relaxing at home or on the beach.

Ringing in the New Year, Brittny also wrote that she was "excited to see what 2016 will bring" and has "never thought it was possible to be this happy right now".

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Brittny bears a striking resemblance to Jenson's ex Jessica Michibata

While Jenson and Brittny's relationship goes from strength to strength, it sounds like newly single Jessica could also be moving on. The fashion model was linked to singer John Mayer this month, when the pair were spotted going for dinner at LA hotspot The Nice Guy.

Jessica and Jenson amicably split after less than one year of marriage in December 2015. The pair tied the knot in Hawaii the year before, after dating for five years.

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