Published: 12:43 BST, 9 March 2016 | Updated: 00:55 BST, 10 March 2016
Jenson Button all but confirmed he has officially moved on, following his split Jessica Michibata, on Monday as he was pictured enjoying a daytime date with a stunning brunette who has now been identified as Playboy pin-up Brittny Ward.
The Formula One ace, and former world champion, could not hide his happiness as the pair were seen holding hands while out and about in Los Angeles.
But just who is the 25-year-old brunette beauty who is believed to have snared the affections of the 36-year-old sports star?
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Fallen for Miss January? Jenson, 36, was spotted with a huge smile on his face as he enjoyed a daytime date with former Playboy cover girl Brittny Ward on Monday
Born and raised in California, Brittny is a signed agency model, former UFC ring girl and Playboy's Miss January 2015.
As well as enjoying a successful career as a model, the brunette beauty is a self-confessed wild child and thrill-seeker - who decided to mark her adventurous streak by getting the words 'strong willed' tattooed on her neck.
According to her biography on her own website, she began modelling at the age of 12 after she fell in love with the profession and fashion.
Speaking to 411Mania, Brittny explained it was her mother who first encouraged her pursue her modelling dreams. '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,' she told the website.
Anything she can do! Jenson, 36, stepped out with the stunning 25-year-old in Los Angeles on Monday, just one day after his estranged wife Jessica Michibata was seen on what appeared to be a date with John Mayer
In happier times: Jenson and stunning model Jessica (pictured in October, 2013) first met in 2008 and tied the knot in 2014, before splitting in 2015
And while her first shoot wasn't exactly glamorous, it was the start of a love affair, with Brittny explaining: 'My first shoot was for Mervyns, I thought it was so awesome at the time to be getting paid to take photos.'
And it seems that she's had quite the career, as Playboy charted her rise through the ranks when they named her their January playmate in 2015.
Following a string of beauty pageants as a teenager, she found her big break when she won the TransWorld Surf Model search, which led to her stint as a ring girl at UFC 119.
Her time in the ring led to Brittny being signed by Next Management which subsequently propelling her career to new heights.
West Coast beauty: According to Brittny's biography on her own website, she began modelling at the age of 12 after she fell in love with the profession and fashion
Stepping up her game: Following stints in beauty pageants as a teenager, she found her big break when she won the TransWorld Surf Model search, which led to her stretch as a ring girl at UFC 119 in 2010 (pictured)
From pageants to Playboy: Her time in the ring led to Brittny being signed by Next Management which subsequently propelling her career to new heights
'I felt very badass when shooting this pictorial—a bit like, say Angelina Jolie': Describing her cover shoot for Playboy, she explained the job made her feel 'like a hyper confident, kickass woman'
In January 2015 she joined the ranks of Playboy's iconic bunnies and was featured on the first cover of the year.
Speaking to the magazine about how she felt to be on the iconic American magazine's cover, she said: 'I felt very badass when shooting this pictorial—a bit like, say Angelina Jolie.
'I felt like a hyper confident, kickass woman.'
And since the shoot Brittny has continued to land features in big name publications, including the likes of Sports Illustrated - although she is yet to feature as one of the magazine's vaunted cover girls.
Outside of modelling Brittny has also expressed her interest in acting, although this only extends to a couple of modelling videos and commercials at the moment.
No hiding it: The twosome - who went on a lunch date in West Hollywood on Monday - didn't try to conceal the fact they were holding hands as they strolled around the neighbourhood
Eye-catching: Model Brittny, 25, flashed her toned abs in a cream knitted crop top, teamed with spray-on blue jeans for her lunch date with the 36-year-old Formula One star
In pole position: Jessica Michibata stepped out on what looked like a date with John Mayer at West Hollywood nightspot The Nice Guy on Sunday evening, just two and a half months after the breakdown of her marriage was revealed
Be my guest: John was only to happy to allow his companion to climb into his vehicle first, and she couldn't take the smile off her face
Jenson was pictured out with stunning model Brittny, just a day after his estranged wife Jessica Michibata stepped out with singer John Mayer.
The British Formula One racing star looked almost giddy while holding hands with his new lady as they stepped out in West Hollywood together on a lunch date on Monday.
The handsome 36-year-old sportsman bore a huge smile on his relaxing daytime excursion with the 25-year-old, who looks remarkably like his model ex Jessica, with her long brunette locks, svelte figure and striking features.
Brittny - who previously dated Twilight hunk Kellan Lutz - flashed her toned tum as she donned a casual but flattering ensemble for the midday meal with the globally famous racing driver, teaming a cropped cream jumper with a pair of spray-on blue skinny jeans.
She wore her long chestnut locks loose and flowing in the breeze and appeared to be going without little make-up on her naturally pretty face.
Cosy lunch date: Jenson carried items from juice bar Kreation Juice in his arm as the brunette led the way under the sunny skies of LA
Safety first: Jenson took his eyes off the stunning beauty for a few moments to check for oncoming traffic as they crossed the street
Just out and about: They looked comfortable as they meandered through the streets of LA, giving off vibes of having known each other for a while
No wonder she caught his attention! Beautiful Brittny showed off her enviably lean physique in her simple but effective off-duty clothes, teamed with tan heeled sandals
Casual gent Jenson - who has been staying in Los Angeles for pre-season training - opted for a white t-shirt under a chunky black cardigan and jeans as he emerged on the streets of the star-studded with Playboy model, who seems to be a new love interest.
The pair didn't hide the fact they were holding hands as they walked side-by-side, with Los Angeles-based Brittny reaching out to grasp his wrist at one point.
It was a casual rendez-vous as they shunned the myriad of glamorous establishments on offer in Los Angeles to head to the organic and super-healthy Kreation Juice bar.
He has a type! Jenson's new 'love interest' Brittny (right) certainly bears a striking resemblance to Jessica (left, pictured in 2010) thanks to her long, brunette locks, slender frame and delicate features
Where did they meet? It's likely Jenson met the beauty in Los Angeles, where he is currently living while being there for pre-season training
And to onlookers, it was easy to see Jenson was happy with his situation as he failed to take the smile off his face while walking hand-in-hand with the lovely lady, whose resemblance to his ex was evident.
With her long, straightened brown locks and delicate facial features, Brittny - a model, just like his former flame - bore a striking likeness to Jessica.
Meanwhile, away from the limelight the brunette beauty likes nothing more to chill out and listen to classic rock bands, with British rock gods Led Zeppelin being one of her favourite groups of all time and whose artwork and pictures she has smattered around he Instagram account.
In her interview with Hugh Hefner's famous mag, she explained that she also has a wild streak and she has changed a lot since her days as a clean cut pageant queen.
'I’m so different from when I was in the pageants, putting on that smile,' Brittny said. 'Now I’m into trying things that scare me, like skydiving and playing with wild animals.'
So it's little surprise that Jenson - whose job it is to hurl round a track at 200mph - was attracted to the thrill-seeking beauty.
Ready for the Silver Screen? Outside of modelling Brittny has also expressed her interest in acting, although this only extends to a couple of modelling videos and commercials at the moment
Rocking out: Away from the limelight the brunette beauty likes nothing more to chill out and listen to classic rock bands, with British rock gods Led Zeppelin being one of her favourite bands of all time
'I’m into trying things that scare me, like skydiving and playing with wild animals': Brittny has also claimed she has a wild streak, explaining she's changed a lot since her days as a clean cut pageant queen
Social media savvy: Brittny has over 200,000 followers on Instagram, which she uses to share plenty of striking selfies
Jenson and Brittny's sweet display of affection came just hours after Jenson's beautiful estranged wife Jessica stepped out on what looked suspiciously like a date with John, who has previously been in romances with the likes of Katy Perry and Jessica Simpson.
Jessica, 31, looked in happy spirits as she was followed out of West Hollywood's popular nightspot The Nice Guy by John on Sunday evening, the stunning star showing off her figure in a pencil skirt and red crop top.
Brittny, meanwhile, has a sizeable following on Instagram - over 200k admirers - and is signed to top agency Next Management.
She frequently posts seriously sexy photos of herself on her oft-used social media page, flaunting her stylish ensembles and incredible physique, while showing off how she made a name for herself as one of Playboy's Playmates last year.
Beautiful: Brittny had previously caught the eye of Twilight hunk Kellan Lutz, who she dated in 2014
Jenson and Jessica, who tied the knot in a lavish Hawaiian ceremony at the end of 2014, remained on good terms despite calling time on their relationship.
A spokesperson for the former F1 World Champion told MailOnline in December: '(They) have decided to go their separate ways and it is very amicable. There is no one else involved.'
The driver and the 31-year-old fashion model first met in 2008 in a hotel bar in Tokyo and began dating eight months later.
Their relationship experienced ups and downs and they split for a short time in 2011 before the McLaren star proposed on Valentine's Day 2014, with a ring worth £250,000.
Casual gent: Jenson kept his attire low-key for the day, teaming a white t-shirt with blue jeans and shades
Unlike conventional married couples, Jenson famously revealed while they were still together, they did not live together due to their busy careers.
'We don't see each other any more than before we were married,' he admitted in an interview with Mail On Sunday earlier in 2015.
The TAG Heuer model shared a modest flat with her mother in Tokyo, while the sportsman's home is in tax haven Monaco.
'Jessie still works a lot in Japan,' he went on to explain at the time, months before their split shocked the showbiz world. 'She enjoys her job, she models, she had a television show and has done a Japanese film.
'She enjoys working, which is great, but it obviously means that we don't see each other very often.'
According to The Sun Newspaper, there are 'discussions' over the Jenson's £35 million income - the pair are said to have tied the knot without a prenuptial agreement.
'Jenson and Jessica did not have any financial arrangement before their marriage,' a source told the publication. 'There are ongoing discussions between them about money, but it's too early to say how it will pan out.'
Jessica - born to an Argentine father and a Japanese mother - was often seen supporting her husband from the sidelines as he took part in the world's biggest races.
However, the brunette beauty was seen strutting her stuff at Honolulu Fashion Week in Hawaii in November while Jenson took to the tracks at the Abu Dhabi Formula One 1 Grand Prix.
Dramatic relationship: Jenson and Jessica were subjected to a gas attack and theft of her £250,000 engagement ring last year, months before they split
Meanwhile, the first few months of their marriage was marred after their holiday villa in St Tropez was ransacked, which saw thieves take Jessica's engagement ring.
As well as the pricey engagement band, it's believed another £750,000 worth of items were taken in the break-in.
Speaking about the terrifying ordeal with The Mirror, the sports star confessed: 'It's scary stuff. It's really not nice knowing someone was in your room going through your drawers 8 centimetres from your wife's head.'
Jenson revealed he grew suspicious when he woke up and noticed that a drawer by their bed, which he believed he had closed, was open.
And his worst fears were confirmed when he went downstairs and noticed that the outside doors were open and parts of the house had been trashed.
Couples who work out together, stay together: Jenson and Brittny were pictured arriving back at his LA residence on Wednesday, following a workout
Met his match: The racing ace appeared in relaxed spirits as he and his new girlfriend were spotted arriving at his house within minutes of each other
The secret to her success: Brittny looked ultra slim as she paraded her trim pins in a pair of calf-length workout leggings which she styled with a branded sports top
The McLaren driver also addressed claims that the couple were gassed during the robbery, which French police had previously said was just an assumption made by the racing driver and his wife.
'We thought it was strange that nobody woke up and also one of the officers we spoke to said, "It's possible you could have been gassed",' he explained.
'That's where it came from. We are all here, safe and well, but it's amazing that we did not realise it was happening. You never want anyone in your house that you haven't invited, especially when you are asleep.'
Lean limbs: It's little wonder the brunette is such a success in the modelling world as she highlighted her trim figure in the skin-tight workout wear
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Jenson and Brittny, and is awaiting comment.
Additionally, Brittny and Jenson were pictured arriving back at his LA residence within minutes of each other, following a workout, on Wednesday.
She showcased her toned model figure in skin-tight workout wear while he made an effort to colour co-ordinate with her by sporting black separates, teamed with a pair of flip-flops.
Fashion faux pas: Jenson teamed his black sports separates with a pair of flip flops as he embraced the sunny climes of his temporary place of residence
Cool customer: He afforded himself some coverage with a pair of wayfarer sunglasses which also protected his eyes from the beating afternoon sun
Only eyes for one another: Jenson and his new girlfriend Brittny were pictured holding a loving glance WHILE out and about in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, on Wednesday
Checking her out: Jenson, 36, had a cheeky look at 25-year-old's Brittny's behind as she walked a few steps ahead of him
Bottom's up: Brittny drew attention to her pert posterior as she slipped into a pair of skimpy denim bottoms, featuring frayed hems