Jenson Button and his wife Brittny Ward have opened up about their relationship and how they met in a candid new interview.
Model Brittny, 33, alluded to 43-year-old F1 star Jenson’s messy breakup with his first wife Jessica Michibata, saying she met him when he was ‘in a divorce situation’.
Speak against The timesJenson also admitted that he was a “selfish human being” before having his two children Hendrix, three, and daughter, Lenny, two, with Brittny.
Brittny told the publication of when they first met and got together, “We had this chemistry right away. It was undeniable and so easy.
“Jenson was in a divorce situation — not the best timing, but you can’t always pick the moment. I think he liked my dry, sarcastic sense of humor.”
Sweet: Jenson Button and wife Brittny Ward have opened up about their relationship and how they met in a candid new interview (pictured in 2016)
Complicated: Model Brittny, 33, alluded to 43-year-old F1 star Jenson’s messy divorce from first wife Jessica Michibata, saying she met him when he was ‘in a divorce situation’ (Jenson and Jessica in 2009)
Race car driver Jenson went on to speak of the joys of parenthood, saying that these days the “only race in our house is to be the first to put the kids to bed.”
He explained, “I’ve been a changed man since they were born – sometimes we even fight over who gets to wake them up.” This is such an amazing time in my life and I am very grateful for what I have.
“I’ve been in Formula 1 for 17 years. As a driver, everything is done for you and I took that for granted. I became a selfish person, but children changed that.’
He added that when his first child Hendrix was born in 2019, he took some time to “find his place” and be a “good dad.”
He also gushed about his relationship with Brittny, saying he knew pretty quickly that she was “the one.”
Jenson and Brittny were forced to postpone their wedding for a second time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, having postponed it once after unexpectedly becoming pregnant with their first child, Hendrix.
The couple was supposed to tie the knot for the first time on July 6, 2019, but Brittny got pregnant.
She wrote on Instagram, “Today would have been our wedding date in Italy, but in a few weeks we will be mom and dad.”
About: The sports legend was married to model Jessica but split in December 2015 after a year of marriage and a seven year romance (pictured together in 2011)
Their son, Hendrix, arrived via planned C-section in July 2019, and Brittny announced the news with a sweet Instagram post.
Brittny shared an adorable photo of their son’s feet, writing, “He’s here, he’s healthy and our hearts couldn’t be fuller.”
Their second planned wedding was to take place on July 10, 2020 in Lake Como.
Brittny and Jenson got engaged in June 2018 after two years of dating.
During a candid interview with HELLO! magazine, the Playboy model later described how Jenson was overcome with emotion when he discovered he was about to become a father.
She said, “Jenson was gone when I found out, and I wanted to tell him in person, so I waited for him to get home.
‘It was so hard not to say anything on the phone, but I thought it was more special to do it in person. I gave him a little gift box with the test in it and he started crying.
“It was a really sweet moment. It was exactly what you would want the father of your future child to do.’
Jenson was previously engaged to model Louise Griffiths, 40, before the couple split in 2005 after five years of dating.
The sports legend was also married to model Jessica, but split in December 2015 after a year of marriage and a seven-year romance.