Cuban- American model Yvette Prieto gained immense popularity after she was married to the American basketball legend Michael Jordan (MJ). 37-year-old Yvette met 53-year-old Jordan in 2008 and moved forward to a live-in relationship to Florida after a year. They took 2 years until they decided to get engaged and eventually tied the knot at Palm Beach, Florida in April 2013.
Jordan and Prieto at their wedding Ceremony at Palm Beach, Florida on 2013
But the story doesn’t end here. There is a spiced-up history to almost all relationships we observe. Similarly, there’s something more to Michael and his wife’s past.
Enrique Iglesias’s older brother Julio Iglesias is known to be the former boyfriend of Yvette. Before she had a romantic connection with MJ, she was dating Gone Country TV series winner Julio Jr. While they were together, in 2003, 43-year-old Julio quoted that Yvette is a wonderful,loving girl, and a very good person. After their separation, Julio too became engaged with 34-year-old Belgian super model Charisse Verhaert on 2011 and conducted their marriage ceremony on 2012 in Julio’s home country Spain.
Julio Iglesias with Yvette Prieto on the cover of Hola! Magazine
Yes, the retired basketball hunk was married to Juanita Vanoy in 1989 but their marriage didn’t last forever; they filed for a divorce in 2002, significantly due to irreconcilable differences. Vanoy and Jordan have 3 children together, 2 sons and a daughter named Marcus, Jeffrey and Jasmine.
Michael Jordan and Jaunita Vanoy's children
After 7 months of their marriage, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together. In 2014, Yvette gave birth to two lovely female identical twins and named them Victoria and Ysabel.
Michael Jordan and his wife Yvette Prieto
According to Urban Daily, the couple first met at a night club at Miami, Florida in 2008 when they were both involved in a rather sensual dance style, commonly known as freak dancing.
Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto at their wedding in Palm Beach, Florida on 2013.
The divorce settlement between these two former couples is known to be the biggest settlement in history of that time. Vanoy eventually received a sum of $168 million in 2006. Not only did she receive the huge sum of money, she was provided with legal custody of their children as well as the luxurious seven acre manor in Chicago. Moreover, right after their marriage, they both signed a pre-nuptial agreement which stated that Vanoy would be given half of his wealth and riches in case of their divorce. Post-divorce, 57 year old Juanita went on to be supposedly involved with a banker younger than her age.
Jordan and his ex-wife Vanoy