It is quite good to be a professional sports person. You not only get to make millions of dollars but also attract the attention of some of the gorgeous women on Earth. Moving on to NBA legend Michael Jordan, his professional life is like an open book to all of his fans but what about his personal life?
Although currently, he is happily married to model Yvette Prieto, his present wife, what about his ex-wife Juanita Vanoy? If you are curious to know about Michel’s married life and relationship with his ex-wife then here are your answers:
Before jumping into NBA star Jordan’s married life with his ex-wife, let’s start from the beginning of their love story and know where the couple first encountered.
Back in 1984, Jordan met Juanita for the first time in one of the restaurants in Chicago. After going on several dates, they got engaged in 1987, but suddenly canceled the engagement. However, the cute couple tied the knot just after five years of their first encounter in Las Vegas.
Michael Jordan and his former wife Juanita, Source: Ballerwives
In the beginning, their marriage life was quite exciting. Together they had three children including Jasmine a beautiful daughter and two sons named Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James.
Michael and Juanita lived together as husband and wife for total seventeen years before getting a divorce. However, the love between them started getting sour since 2002 and the duo officially split in 2006. Juanita and Michael’s divorce turned out to be one of the most expensive divorces of all time and it was the reason why Jordon allegedly made Prieto sign a prenup after the engagement.
NBA Legend Michael Jordan divorces Juanita Jordan
Jordan and Vanoy's divorce snatched a lot of attention as their divorce settlement was huge. But, the only reason for Jordan’s divorce from Juanita Vanoy was his own extramarital affairs. Vanoy received a settlement of $168 million which is around $200 (if calculated in 2016) and just so you know, it's one of the biggest celebrities divorce settlement in the history.
Michael Jordon got married in 2013 and has twins from wife, Yvette Prieto. Meanwhile, Vanoy didn't marry anyone else after ending her long-term marriage with her former NBA star husband.
Children of Jordan and Juanita, Source: Rucuss
Michael Jordan and his current wife Yvette Prieto, Source: Justjared
According to some of the reports, back in 2006, Juanita dated musician Key Reynolds. The couple remained silent regarding this issue and it disappeared in a thin air.