Meet Yvette Prieto, Michael Jordan's Second Wife and Mother of His Twin Daughters
Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto share two beautiful daughters together and have been married for eight years. Here's everything you need to know about the beautiful woman.
Yvette Prieto is 16 years Michael Jordan's junior, but that didn't stop them from pursuing their relationship. Born in Cuba in 1979, Yvette Prieto ended up living in Miami.
She studied business and worked at her father’s company, but she decided to pursue a career in the fashion industry and started modeling for brands like Alexander Wang.
Yvette Prieto attends the 11th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational gala on March 30, 2011. | Source: Getty Images
Although little is known about her life before she met Michael Jordan at a nightclub, she once dated singer Julio Iglesias Jr., the older brother of Enrique Iglesias and the son of Julio Iglesias. The Spanish singer described Prieto as “a fantastic girl” and a “loving, simple and very good person.”
Despite their huge age gap, Prieto and Jordan got along pretty well and started dating in 2008. She moved in with him the next year, and the former Chicago Bulls star proposed in December 2011.
Yvette Prieto and Michael Jordan during a Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks game at Time Warner Cable Arena on November 1, 2015. | Source: Getty Images
THE LAVISH WEDDING
The reception took place at the Bear's Club, a prestigious golf course near Jordan's 38,000-square-foot house in Jupiter, Florida. Prieto wore a custom-made dress by J’Aton Couture made of French silk fabric, handmade silk lace, and Swarovski crystals.
Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto attend the 11th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational gala on March 30, 2011. | Source: Getty Images
THEIR STAR-STUDDED BASH
Their wedding guests included some of the biggest names in the NBA, golf legend Tiger Woods, director Spike Lee, and many others. Guests enjoyed performances from Usher, DJ MC Lyte, K'Jon, Robin Thicke, and The Source.
Instead of gifts, the couple asked their guests to donate to the James R. Jordan Foundation, and they later donated the wedding flowers to the Jupiter Medical Center.
Michael Jordan at the Aria Resort & Casino's 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational on April 6, 2014. | Source: Getty Images
THEIR PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT
Despite their lasting love, they signed a prenuptial agreement, something the billionaire didn't do with his first wife, Juanita Vanoy. That ended up costly for him, as he paid her a whopping $168 million in the divorce.
If Prieto and Jordan divorce, she'll receive $1 million for each year they're married. If they split after 10 years, she gets $5 million for every year they stayed together.
EXPANDING THE FAMILY
Prieto, who became a stepmother to Michael’s three children with Vanoy – Jeffrey, Marcus, and Jasmine – announced her pregnancy seven months after the wedding. She welcomed identical twin girls, Victoria, and Ysabel on February 9, 2014.
Although the twins are now 7 years old, the Jordans have managed to keep them out of the spotlight, as they do not post pictures of their kids on social media. In fact, there are barely any pictures of them online.
Michael Jordan Family Tree / Source: Amomama
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