It’s not unusual for athletes to deal with numerous women, they are known to have a harem…or two, but Michael Jordan seems to know one or two things about holding on to a woman. Of course, he is divorced, but the athlete was married for 17 years before his divorce and seven years later he embarked on an equally serious journey of holy marriage with wife number 2.
Michael Jordan’s Wife, Ex-Wife, And Girlfriend
So let’s start in his past, obviously before he married wife number one, she was his girlfriend, so we are partially covered on the front of his “girlfriend”, so we meet the woman who was Michael Jordan’s wife for 17 years.
Michael Jordan’s Ex-Wife
Her name is Juanita Vanoy and she first met her future ex-husband in a Chicago restaurant in 1984. Before she met Michael, she was a kind of “career girl” herself. She tried her hand at model building and at one point was Executive Secretary of the American Bar Association.
Only three years after they were “courted”, Michael asked the question, and although her answer was an obvious “yes,” she decided to wait almost a year before the wedding took place. We don’t know if he did this in the belief that they would be together forever, but shortly after their marriage, the athlete and his wife signed a marriage contract stating that in the event of a divorce they would divide his fortune in the middle.
We already know that their marriage was blessed with three children, their sons Jeffrey, Marcus and their daughter Jasmine. Everything seemed to be good until about 2002 when there was a hint of trouble in every version of paradise. Apparently, Juanita’s divorce filing warned everyone, and so the media magnified their marriage.
The couple did not go through with the divorce, but four years later they both decided to end it. The 17-year marriage came to a close and was only suitable for two people who had spent a large part of their lives together.
Their divorce brought news not only because it was a basketball legend, but also because this settlement was outside this world. She got the children, the house and 168 million dollars, which made her one of the most expensive divorce agreements we have seen out there.
Today, she’s doing it pretty well for herself, with a net value of $170 million, there’s no escaping the fact that the divorce agreement went a long way to get her there. She is also active in the real estate industry and is chairman and co-founder of the Michael and Juanita Jordan Endowment Fund along with Michael.
Michael Jordan’s Wife
Two years after his account changing divorce, the athlete met Yvette Prieto, a Cuban-American model. Yvette is said to have gained a lot of experience in the modeling world and posed for designers like Alexander Wang.
The two met at a nightclub in Miami in 2008 and moved to the athlete’s home in Florida next year. Their relationship was very public and the paparazzi did it with the constant harassment and photos.
By 2013, the couple had taken their relationship to the next level and Yvete became Michael Jordan’s wife. Apparently, this divorce settlement did nothing to dent the athlete’s account because they had a very extravagant wedding with personalities like Usher and Tiger Woods in attendance. Both Usher and Robin Thicke sang at their wedding!
It seemed that the excitement of the wedding made the paparazzi thirst for more because when they went on their honeymoon in Greece, the local paparazzi didn’t let them, they harassed them constantly, videos and pictures of the couples visiting the sights and spending time together are scattered all over the Internet.
In February 2014, the couple greeted their twin babies Victoria and Ysabel in the world and Michael proved to the world that he was still in good ‘baby making’ shape. The couple was quite reserved towards their little girls and does a good job of keeping them out of the public eye. As far as we’re concerned, marriage number two, so far, so good.