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“It Looked Like Heaven”: Michael Jordan Spent $10 Million Only to Give Wife Yvette Prieto the Most Beautiful Day of Her Life

Published 10/01/2022, 12:00 PM EDT

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Michael Jordan is one of the richest NBA athletes in the league. He retired from NBA in 2003 after a 15-season long career. However, the sixth-time NBA champ’s net worth and business continued to grow even after his retirement. MJ likes to make special occasions more special with his love for lavishness. In 2013, Michael Jordan married his second-wife Yvette Prieto. It is believed that the grand wedding cost ‘the Ghost of Chicago’ a hefty $10 million.

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The extravagant wedding ceremony was held at Palm Beach. Florida on April 27, 2013. After Jordan and Prieto’s ceremony at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, the lavish reception was hosted at the Bear’s Club in Jupiter. Jordan invited 300 guests for his and Prieto’s big day. Some of the special guests at the wedding were Tiger Woods, Scottie Pippen, Patrick Ewing, and Spike Lee. 


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Moreover, celebrity musicians, including Usher, Robin Thicke, and K’Jon gave a special performance at Michael Jordan‘s wedding reception. A guest source shared with the US weekly after the wedding that the grand wedding cost MJ around $10 million. The 14-time All-star wanted to make their wedding day the most beautiful day of her life. 


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The Insider revealed that MJ and Yvette had their first dance to K’Jon’s ‘One the Ocean.” There was a lot of attention to detail, and the tents smelled beautiful. The source suggested that the arrangements made it look like the most luscious garden imaginable. The Insider added“You walked into the dining room and it looked like heaven.” In addition, the room was lit with thousands of candles, making the tent look heavenly.


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Jordan and Prieto have been married for over nine years. Yvette gave birth to twin daughters less than a year after their marriage in February 2014. 


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The duo was deeply in love when they married one another and their bond has just gotten better with time. Prieto is also a stepmother to Jordan’s three children from his previous marriage. The 6 times NBA Champion is lucky to have a strong and loving woman by her side as the duo continues to support one another in everything they do.

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Rohit Kumawat


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Rohit Kumawat is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing an MBA in Media and Business Management, Rohit holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has been working as a Sports and Entertainment writer for over a year.
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