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April 27, 2021

Michael Jordan Married Yvette Prieto 8 Years Ago — Meet His 2nd Wife & Mother of Twin Girls

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Basketball legend Michael Jordan met his second wife, Yvette Prieto, during a night out at a club. The couple married in 2013 and have twin daughters together.

Michael Jordan is one of the NBA's most recognized faces, yet he maintains a very guarded life with his wife, Yvette Prieto. Little is known about his wife, who has no social media channels. The couple maintains a strictly private life. 

It is reported that Prieto was born in Cuba in 1979 to her parents, Carlos and Maria Prieto. However, she spent most of her time growing up in Miami, Florida. She launched a career in modeling at an early age after turning down work at her father's company. 

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Yvette Prieto and Michael Jordan sit courtside during the Charlotte Hornets game against the Atlanta Hawks at the Time Warner Cable Arena on November 1, 201,5 in Charlotte, North Carolina | Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

MEETING JORDAN

Jordan met Prieto in 2008 after he had divorced his first wife, Juanita Vanoy, in 2006. Reportedly, the two felt instant chemistry when they met at a nightclub and moved in together the following year.

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The NBA star proposed to Prieto in 2011 and tied the knot during a star-studded and extravagant wedding ceremony two years later at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach. 

Not only did he gain monetary status from his successful athletic career, but also from the many endorsement deals he had with brands.

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THE GRAND WEDDING

Their private event had 300 attendees, including Robert Thicke and Usher, who both performed at the wedding, Spike Lee, Tiger Woods, and Patrick Ewing. Following the ceremony was a lavish reception at Bear's Club in Jupiter that ended with a beautiful fireworks display.

For her nuptials, Prieto wore a French silk J'Aton Couture mermaid style gown that was detailed with lace and embellished with Swarovski crystals. The dress also had French seamed crinoline borders that trailed into a train.

 It is reported, Jordan and Prieto's wedding cost $10 million, although a nice gesture from the couple resulted from the celebration. Instead of wedding gifts, the pair asked guests to make donations to the James R. Jordan Foundation.

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EXPANDING THE FAMILY

In 2014 they welcomed twin daughters Ysabel and Victoria. At the time, Jordan was 50-years old, and Prieto was 35-years-old. A representative for the couple sent a statement to US Weekly about their daughter's birth saying:

"Yvette Jordan and the babies are doing well and the family is overjoyed at their arrival."

Ysabel and Victoria have three older siblings, who Jordan had with his first wife, Juanita Vanoy. His eldest son, Jeffrey, was born in 1988, followed by Marcus James in 1990, and Jasmine Mickael in 1992.

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A WEALTHY MAN

The legendary athlete has an estimated net worth of $2.1 billion is recognized as the former star player for the Chicago Bulls, owner of the Charlotte Hornets and creator of Nike's brand, Jordan.

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Jordan's stock gained $300 million from the Hornets' value increase, making him among the world's billionaires and the wealthiest athlete in the world.

Not only did he gain monetary status from his successful athletic career, but also from the many endorsement deals he had with brands such as Coca-Cola, Nike, McDonald's, Chevrolet, Gatorade, and many more.

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