Michael Jordan marries again, weds Yvette Prieto in Florida

By on Apr 28, 2013 in Lifestyle, Sports, United States Comments

Michael Jordan marries Yvette Prieto this Saturday, April 27, 2013, after five years of dating. The 50-year old NBA legend and the 35-year old Cuban-American model were married in Palm Beach, Florida, People.com reported that day. Jordan proposed marriage to Prieto on Christmas Eve, 2011, which she gladly accepted.

Michael Jordan Yvette Prieto

Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto
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According to the report, the Jordan-Prieto wedding took place at the Episcopal Church called Bethesda-by-the Sea, the same church where Donald Trump married Melania Knauss in 2005. The couple was spotted doing the wedding rehearsal at the church on Friday afternoon. They first met in Miami in 2008.

As noted by People, around 500 visitors attended the wedding and another 1,500 people were present during the reception, which was held at Jack NicklausBears Club in Jupiter, Palm Beach, where his multi-million dollar mansion sits. Jordan and Prieto applied for their wedding license last March.

“They’ve been planning for months and months. He wanted to give Yvette everything she’s ever wanted.” A source of the newly-wed was quoted in the report. This is the second marriage for Michael Jordan, who married Juanita Vanoy in September 1989, but they divorced after 17 years of marriage.

Jordan and Vanoy have three children: Jeffrey Michael, 23, Marcus James, 21, and Jasmine, 19. Vanoy filed for divorce on January 4, 2002, and cited irreconcilable differences. They reconciled shortly after, but they filed for divorce again, which was finalized on December 29, 2006.

Back in 2003, Julio Iglesias Jr., older brother of Enrique Iglesias and the son of singer Julio Iglesias, was quoted at Hola.com, a Mexican online magazine, saying that he and Yvette Prieto “dated seriously.” In 2009, the same magazine reported that Prieto worked for her father’s company, before she went into modeling.

Michael Jordan is considered as among the greatest basketball players of all time. He played for the Chicago Bulls from 1984 to 1993. He retired that year, but went back from 1995 to 1998. Jordan retired again in January 1999, but played again from 2001 to 2003, this time for the Washington Wizards. He became a Charlotte Bobcats majority owner in 2010.

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