Fans and the public both, are always eager to know about the love life that surrounds their favorite players. If you know Michael Jordan, then you must probably know his wife, Yvette Prieto.
When it comes to high-profile celebrities, their family are also not left behind from the spotlight.
If not, then don’t worry. Today we are here with everything that you need to know about the gorgeous Yvette Prieto who stole the heart of Michael.
Before we dive into the details of Yvette, have a look at some quick facts about her.
|March 26, 1979
|Florida, United States of America
|Ysabel and Victoria
|1.68 m (5’6″)
|Merch of Michael Jordan
|Jersey, Basketball Cards
Early Life, Family, and Education
In Cuba, Michael Jordan‘s wife, Yvette Prieto, was born on March 26, 1979. Her father’s name is Carlos Prieto, whereas her mother’s name is Maria Prieto.
Although Yvette is of Cuban descent, she grew up in Miami and had American citizenship.
The other details of her family members, siblings, and her education are unknown. However, it is known that her father is an entrepreneur.
Inspired by her father, Yvette also took business at her college. Then she worked at her father’s company for a few years.
However, Yvette later started pursuing her career as a model.
Yvette is an American model. Her major career highlight has been modeling for the famous American designer Alexander Wang.
Yvette also appeared in the documentary “Cuba: An Island Apart as herself.”
Apart from this, she has also modeled for various famous designers. The exact details of her career are not known because Yvette likes to keep her life somewhat private.
But Yvette became famous after she married the legendary basketball player Michael Jordan in 2013.
Likewise, Yvette is also alleged to have had severe financial troubles before meeting Michael. She even had to declare bankruptcy in order to decrease her debt responsibilities.
In order to consolidate and restructure her debts, she had to work aggressively on debt repayment.
Age and Body Measurements
The American model turned 44 this March. Yvette stands at 5 ft 6 inches and weighs about 64 kg. Her beautiful brown eyes and brown hair add to her beauty.
Besides, her body measurements are 37-26-37 inches. Further, her dress size is 8 (US), but her shoe size is unknown.
With her zodiac sign, Aries, Yvette has a bold and energetic personality. Moreover, she does not have any tattoos on her body as of now.
One of the passions that Michael Jordan‘s wife has is her love for dancing. Yvette met Michael in 2007 when visiting one of the nightclubs, where she showed her dancing abilities.
Yvette as Michael Jordan’s Wife
Jordan and Yvette are 15 years apart in age. Yvette is now 44, and Jordan is 56. The fact that numerous critics frequently drew attention to this fact, is not appreciated by the couple.
As a result, they avoid commenting on the subject and keep their personal lives away from the lenses of cameras and journalists.
Moreover, Michael and Yvette first met in a Miami nightclub and moved in together in 2010 into a 5,500 square-foot Miami home.
Soon the couple decided to spend the rest of their lives together and got engaged in 2011.
The lovebirds Michael and Yvette got married in Palm Beach, Florida. The marriage ceremony was attended by many noted celebrities, such as NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing, Tiger Woods, Usher, and Robin Thicke.
Moreover, Usher and Robin Thicke also performed at the couple’s reception.
The couple left no stones unturned in celebrating their wedding. They had the most luxurious wedding which cost them approximately $10 million.
According to The Huffington Post, Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto set a new record with their 40 thousand square foot tent.
As stated, their tent was the ‘biggest tent in wedding history.’ Jordan’s residence was reportedly 5,000 thousand square feet smaller than the tent.
Michael also gave Yvette a diamond engagement ring which is rumored to have cost him $1 million.
According to The Bleacher Report, before meeting Jordan, Prieto dated Enrique Iglesias’ brother, Julio Iglesias Jr.
Michael Jordan and Yvette are also well known for making vast amounts of donations.
Even at their wedding, the two asked their guests to donate to the James R. Jordan Foundation in lieu of their wedding gifts. It is a non-profit organization established after Jordan’s father, who was assassinated in July 1993.
Further, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the wedding flowers were also donated to the Jupiter Medical Center.
Who is Michael Jordan?
Michael Jeffrey Jordan, better known as Michael Jordon, was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York, to Delores Jordan and James Jordan.
From an early age, Michael was competitive and aimed at winning every game he played. He grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Additionally, Michael grew up with stable family life. He had four siblings: Larry, Deloris, Roslyn, and James Jr.
Talking about the professional life of Michael Jordan, he is a former professional American basketball player, Olympic athlete, businessperson, and actor.
He played for the Chicago Bulls at the National Basketball Association. He even won the award of Most Valuable Player five times.
Moreover, he was one of the best basketball players and dominated the sport from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s.
One year after their marriage, Yvette gave birth to the identical twin daughters on February 9, 2014. The daughters were named Ysabel and Victoria.
The girls now live with their parents in South Florida.
Further, Michael and Yvette stay out of social media and the spotlight most of the time. To add up, they post very little about their private life and kids.
Who is Michael Jordan’s ex-wife?
To those unaware of this, Yvette is not Michael’s first wife. Before marrying Yvette, Michael was married to Juanita Vanoy for 17 years. The two got divorced in 2006.
According to the Washington Post, Michael proposed to Juanita on New Year’s Eve in 1987. The couple tied the knot in 1989.
Before the divorce, Michael and Juanita had three children together- Jeffrey, Marcus, and Jasmine.
According to People, Juanita initially filed for divorce in 2002. The reason for the divorce was the irreconcilable difference.
Still, the pair tried to reconcile, and the divorce was even withdrawn by Juanita a month later.
However, the couple had already grown apart, which led to their divorce in December 2006. The old couple announced their separation in a joint statement.
What are the controversies surrounding Yvette Prieto?
Yvette is a private person and has kept herself away from controversies. However, her parents, brother, and his wife were charged with financial wrongdoing in 2001.
Using forged documentation, the Prieto family sought reimbursement from the insurance company for costly procedures that existed only on paper.
As a matter of fact, their company, Pacificare Case Management, received $410 thousand in total.
Additionally, Yvette’s brother and wife were sentenced to one and a half years in jail in 2005 for their deception.
Much information about her wealth accumulation is not known. However, Yvette’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
Moreover, much of her wealth comes from her profession as a model and for being the wife of Michael Jordan.
Have Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto signed a prenuptial agreement?
Michael and Yvette are said to have signed a marriage agreement before entering into the marriage. After paying a hefty sum to his first wife as a divorce settlement, it is natural for Michael to look for some financial security.
According to the agreement, if the two decide to file for divorce, Michael will not risk his fortune of $650 million.
Also, Yvette gets a million dollars for every year of marriage with Michael.
Moreover, if the union lasts ten years, the total amount of compensation will be only $5 million.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much did Juanita Vanoy receive as a divorce settlement?
At the time of his first divorce filing, Michael’s assets were estimated to be about $398 million by Vanoy in 2002.
In 2006, Juanita received $168 million in the divorce settlement. According to Chicago Business, this settlement is one of the largest in sports history.
Further, Michael also reportedly paid a massive sum of around $2.1 million in legal fees.