Michael Jordan Marries Yvette Prieto
Michael Jordan, the NBA legend, married Yvette Prietto, a Cuban-American model, on Saturday at the Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Fla.
Their wedding was a grand affair, with approximately 500 guests attending the Florida nuptials. The ceremony was followed by a reception in the backyard of Jordan's mansion in Jupiter, Fla. “I calculated a total under-roof space of about 600 feet long by 150 feet wide,” an unidentified worker told The Miami Herald. “I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve been working weddings for a while. It looks like he’s having about 2,000 people over.” The reception gala was reportedly held beneath three large extravagant tents.
Jordan and Prietto were engaged over Christmas in 2011, his rep told North Carolina TV Station WCNC. In March of 2013, the Charlotte Bobcats owner and his now-wife applied for a marriage license at a courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla. That marriage license had to be used within 60 days, and as TMZ reported, the pair had already planned to wed on April 26.
Jordan was married to his ex-wife, Juanita Vanoy, for 17 years. The former couple married during his heyday with the Chicago Bulls, in which he appeared in six NBA championships. He has three children from the previous marriage, Jeffery Michael, 24, Marcus James, 22, and Jasmine, 19.
Jordan, 50, met Prietto, 33, at a Miami nightclub in 2008, reported People. The model, who has worked with Balenciago creative director Alexander Wang, was once linked to Enrique Iglesias' older brother, Julio Iglesias Jr.