Model Jessica Michibata announces pregnancy on Instagram


Popular Japanese-Argentinean model Jessica Michibata has announced her first pregnancy in a post on Instagram.

The lingerie model is seen posing on the beach in a black bikini with her hands on a clearly visible baby bump. “Feeling summery and blessed,” reads the caption, accompanied by baby and heart emoticons. The photo was posted on her official account on July 12.

Michibata, who split from Formula One Driver Jenson Button in December 2015 after approximately one year of marriage and many years in the spotlight as a couple, is reportedly dating an American movie producer, her agency said. The two are currently living in LA and have no intentions of tying the knot, Japanese media reported.

The photo created a buzz on Michibata's Instagram account with over 1,000 congratulatory comments and over 19,000 likes as of this morning.

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Photo: Jessica Michibata Instagram Account
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Bump bump.

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Who's embarrassed about their baby bumps

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Congratulations to her and her new family- best wishes to them all!

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Gold digger.

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Gold digger.

Wow, sounds like someone is jealous here. So what, that's she's having a baby? More power to her, it's not like the kid is going to go hungry.

Congrats to her and Dad!

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bye bye career

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Never heard of her. Don't care. Best of luck to her (as I'd also say to the other billion women about to have babies).

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(as I'd also say to the other billion women about to have babies).

That would be a humanitarian crisis....

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Do you know why she's smiling so brightly? Because that "baby bump", caused by a man of means, will mean massive child support payments when they part ways.

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Do you know why she's smiling so brightly? Because that "baby bump", caused by a man of means, will mean massive child support payments when they part ways.

Yeah, because girls are always planning for the breakup/divorce. Anyone who doesn't realize that is a fool, right?

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Who cares? When did JT turn into a celebrity gossip rag?

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Somebody here is a contentious old fart

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Her last marriage only lasted a year from what I understand

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bye bye career

Did she really have a career? I mean she really only became popular in Japan because she was dating Jenson, no? Her sisters have certainly made their careers riding HER coattails.

I wish her well. Maybe she'll help smash the stigma in Japan of not getting married due to pregnancy?

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Riding on rich men's coat tails (yes, that's a euphemism) is Michibata's stock in trade. Being associated with him raised her profile but she stayed with him only until his star started to wane. After only one year of marriage, she started fooling around with a guy in Tokyo. Still, that divorce settlement: cha-ching!

While she's not the spawn of Satan, I don't think her behaviour is to be lauded - in he past she would be referred to using the same terminology as we do for a homeless man who goes around looking for work.

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Ah, the sweet smell of sexism and envy.

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I don't think her behaviour is to be lauded...

We tend to resent the things we can't have.

She is what she is, a beautiful woman. When you are beautiful enough, you don't have to do or ask for anything, it is done or given without a word. She doesn't have to chase rich men for their money, they chase her and throw it at her.

I'm surprised to hear that she is living in LA, I have seen her in Tokyo often enough. She's a nice person, and is kind to my kids. There are many who are less pretty and more full of themselves than she is.

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Happy, for her as I am for anyone else with happy news. Not that it a means anything to her.. None knows what the future holds.

'Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.'

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Congratulations to her!

I met her and Jenson a couple of times, through mutual acquaintances, she was lovely. Things didn't work out with her and Jenson, but that is the story of so many marriages.

Why would anyone begrudge her happiness?

As for being a gold digger, c'mon. She's a lovely person and beautiful to boot. I would imagine her partner is happy to be with her. If it works for him, what does it matter??

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Why would anyone begrudge her happiness?

I think some people believe happiness to be a zero-sum game. If someone else is happy, and they are not, in their mind the happy person must be stealing their happiness. If that person was just a little less happy, then that happiness would be released, meaning that they may be able to be a little happier.

Either that, or it's the old adage, "misery loves company". If they are miserable, then other people should be too.

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Reading between the lines now I guess Jessica wanted children but Jenson didn't want nippers (yet).

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