Mother of 3, Michael Jordan’s Ex-Wife Juanita Discloses the “Most Beautiful Thing” After Her Children: “Counting My Blessings”

Published 03/04/2024, 2:37 PM EST

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What does Michael Jordan‘s ex-wife, Juanita Vanoy, love apart from her children? She was the first spouse of the NBA Hall of Famer and together, they have three children: Jeffery, Marcus, and Jasmine. 

Recently, over a social media post, Juanita spoke out about her special and beautiful blessings. She wrote on Instagram, “After my children, sunrises are the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen…counting my blessings 🙌🏽 what’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?”

It seems like Juanita loves nature. She recently also posted enjoying a quiet Sunday as little sparrows hopped around her. She shared a picture of the same on her Instagram account and wrote, “Say hello to my little friends…Happy Sunday.”


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She relishes the small things in life, and these come after her children. All three of her kids are now working well on their own. Along with his younger brother Marcus, Jeffrey Jordan established the charitable organization, Heir Jordan. Jasmine Jordan is an executive at Jordan Brand after serving for the Hornets, and Marcus Jordan started Trophy Room, a high-end shoe and clothing business. 

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Back in 2006, Juanita Vanoy and Michael Jordan broke up. Fans are still interested in Michael Jordan’s ex-wife, even though they are no longer married. Vanoy had a pretty simple life as a fashion model before she started dating Jordan. She did change careers, though, and now works as a secretary at the American Bar Association. She is currently a co-owner of a non-profit and has tried her hand at real estate business. 

Looking back on when Juanita Vanoy married the six-time champion, Michael Jordan


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Juanita Vanoy, Michael Jordan’s ex-wife, was seeing him during his legendary time with the Chicago Bulls. It was hard for the pair before their wedding, though, when the NBA star found out Vanoy was pregnant. But after they got married, they were together until 2006. After that, they broke up. Vanoy was with Jordan until he gave up basketball for the second time in 1999.

When the news came out, Vanoy was right there with him to support him as he said goodbye to the sport he loved. Vanoy filed for divorce a few years later, in 2002, when Jordan said he was going to come back to the sport. Even though they got back together for a short time while Jordan played for the Washington Wizards, they got divorced and went their separate ways in 2006. After an immense $168 million divorce payment, Vanoy has not gotten married again.


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On the other hand, Jordan married former model Yvette Prieto again in 2013, and the two of them now have twins. Many people have seen the couple out in public, but Jordan keeps his personal life private.


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Vanoy moved to Kingsbury Estates in Chicago. She and her kids now live there. Even though Juanita is very wealthy, she keeps a low profile and focuses on doing things that make her happy and calm. In her free time, she does yoga, travels, and develops her love of art. 

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