Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto first met in 2008 and have since built a home. In 2013, the basketball legend married the model in an extravagant ceremony.
Prieto is a Cuban-American born in 1979 to Maria and Carlos Prieto. Although she started working with her father, an entrepreneur, she soon got into modeling.
The model has lived a relatively quiet life, stepping into the limelight after marrying Jordan. Nevertheless, she had a successful career.
Prieto’s most notable work is that of famous designer Alexander Wang. She is also popular for her role in the documentary “Cuba: an island apart.”
As previously reported, MJ and Prieto first met at a nightclub in 2008. Shortly after meeting, they decided to move in together in 2009.
After dating for about three years, Jordan got down on one knee and proposed to the model. On April 27, 2013, the couple walked down the aisle of a church in Palm Beach, Florida. It was reported that the ceremony cost the Chicago Bulls legend $10 million.
Not much is known about Prieto’s personal life, as the model consciously tried to maintain her privacy. She avoided social media, her only other public relationship being with Julio Iglesias Jr.
The couple welcomed two daughters in 2014. Jordan now has five children, including three from his first marriage.
Michael Jordan divorced his first wife, Juanita, in 2007
Although Jordan appreciates his union with Prieto, it is not his first. The six-time NBA champion was previously married to former model Juanita Vanoy.
Jordan met Vanoy in 1984 after being drafted into the NBA. Although their early years were rocky, they spent 17 years together before calling it quits in 2007.
Jordan first got engaged to Vanoy on New Year’s Eve in 1987. However, the couple called off the engagement soon after.
With news of Vanoy’s pregnancy reaching Jordan, they rekindled their romance. Their first child, Jeffrey Jordan, was born in November 1988 before the couple married in 1989.
All seemed well with the couple after their marriage. Vanoy cheered on her then-husband in almost every game. Amazingly, she filed for divorce in 2002, which she later withdrew.
All attempts to save their marriage have failed, with the mother of three citing ‘irreconcilable differences’. Although they were granted dissolution of the marriage on December 29, 2006, the divorce was finalized in 2007. Vanoy was awarded $168 million in the divorce settlement.
Michael Jordan and Vanoy have remained on good terms, with the ex-wife revealing their conversations were mostly about their children. Vanoy has remained single, but Jordan is enjoying her union with Prieto.