Who is Michael Jordan’s Wife, Yvette Prieto?

Published 10/03/2019, 10:16 AM EDT
OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA – JULY 20: Five-time NBA MVP Michael Jordan smokes a cigar after hitting to the seventh green during the RBC Canadian Open’s Mike Weir Charity Classic Pro-Am at Glen Abbey Golf Club on July 20, 2009 in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)


Michael Jordan is certainly one of the best basketball players the NBA has ever produced. He has, after all, won six championships and has also bagged the MVP award in all of the finals. However, his personal life has not been as smooth.

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During MJ’s playing days, he had married Juanita Vanoy, a businesswoman, and former model. But later, after the divorce with Vanoy, Jordan married a Cuban-American model, Yvette Prieto, who is currently Michael Jordan’s wife.

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Who is Yvette Prieto?

Yvette Prieto is a 42-YO Cuban-American model born in Cuba. She married MJ on April 27, 2013, at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Yvette was first known to have met the basketball legend while dancing at a club in 2007. They moved in together in 2009 and engaged over Christmas in 2011, before finally getting tying knots. Their wedding was worth $10 million and had a star-studded guests list that included Tiger Woods, Patrick Ewing, Spike Lee, and Robin Thicke.

Hardly a year into their marriage, the couple became parents of two as Prieto (35) gave birth to twin girls- Victoria and Ysabel on 9th February 2014.

Though Prieto took birth in Cuba, she spent time growing up in Miami. She chose modeling as her profession after disliking working for her father’s company. Her net worth is valued at $5 million. She also shares the $1.6 billion net worth of her husband Michael Jordan.

Yvette is also a stepmother to three other children that Jordan had from his first marriage- Marcus, Jeffrey, and Jasmine.

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Who is Juanita Vanoy?

Juanita Vanoy was first known to have met Michael Jordan at Chicago Bennigan’s restaurant in 1984. They started dating after a few years, and the couple got married in Las Vegas on September 2nd, 1989. The marriage took place in the presence of their first child Jeffrey Michael Jordan, who was just 10 months old then.

A year after their marriage, they gave birth to their second child Marcus on 24th December 1990. Their third child Jasmine Jordan was born on December 7, 1992.

They were a happy couple during MJ’s days with the Bulls. In fact, Juanita and her ex-husband Michael founded ‘Michael and Juanita Endowment Fund’. But 17 years into their marriage, the couple ended their relationship on mutual agreement. They were granted the dissolution of marriage on December 29, 2006, a year before Jordan started dating Yvette Prieto. Vanoy, by then, had previously filed a divorce citing irreconcilable differences in 2002, but the couple had reconciled shortly thereafter and remained married.

When they finally split up in 2006, Juanita received a huge amount of $168 million for the settlement of the divorce. This divorce was the most expensive divorce on public record at that time. After the divorce, their children stayed with Juanita.

After the divorce, many thought Jordan would not marry again. But they were quickly in for a surprise when he married Prieto, who was 15 years younger to him. They, however, got along well, and was the million-dollar worth of a wedding gave Prieto “everything she’s ever wanted,” according to People.

Michael Jordan Children-

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Jordan has three children with his first wife- two boys. Her eldest son Jeffrey Jordan is a former basketball player and played for the University of Central Florida Knights & the University of Illinois Fighting Illini.

Another kid, Marcus Jordan opened a shoe store “Trophy Room” on May 23, 2016, located in Orlando, Florida. He chose the opening date as a tribute to his father – 23 being the famous jersey number of Michael Jordan.

Jeffrey married longtime girlfriend Radina Aneva in January 2019. Likewise, MJ and Juanita’s youngest child and only daughter Jasmine Jordan is also engaged to Rakeem Christmas.

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As for his children with his second wife, Yvette Prieto, she gave birth to cute identical twin daughters in 2014 named Ysabel Jordan and Victoria Jordan. Currently, Yvette does not run an Insta account, and hence not much is know about their day-to-day lifestyle.

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Saketh Kandadai

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