Each year, around Christmas, a lot of celebrities announce marriage plans, so it is little wonder the trend continues this year too. After Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, U.S. basketball legend Michael Jordan got engaged to girlfriend Yvette Prieto.
On Thursday, it became official: Air Jordan is tying the knot, and the lucky girl is no other than Cuban hot model and longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto. The good news was announced and confirmed by Michael Jordan’s spokeswoman, Estee Portnoy, on TV station WCNC in Charlotte, North Carolina.
However, just like the other celebrities that got engaged over this Christmas, there’s not that much to nibble on. No wedding date, no details about future plans or even extensive statements from the celebs themselves.
Air Jordan has been dating Cuban model Yvette Prieto for about three years now. Since 2009 they live together in a rather modest home in a gated community near Miami.
For Jordan this isn’t his first marriage, so he is fully aware of what the husband’s role involves. The basketball legend has been previously married to Juanita Vanoy for 17 years. They got married in September 1989 and their marriage resulted in two sons, Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James, and a daughter Jasmine.
The 17 years marriage concluded December 2006, after one previous unsuccessful filing for divorce four years before. Both Jordan and Juanita Vanoy cited irreconcilable differences and said the decision was made “mutually and amicably”. Juanita got a record breaking divorce settlement of $168 million, at that time the largest celebrity divorce settlement in history.
Jordan’s current lady, hot Cuban model Yvette Prieto is known to have been previously dating Julio Iglesias Jr. and for modeling for designers such as Alexander Wang.
Some say Yvette is taking a risk marrying Air Jordan, given his not that long time ago secret affair with Karla Knafel. Michael Jordan had allegedly paid Knafel $250,000 to keep their relationship a secret and promised her $5 million to remain silent and for not filing a paternity suit after she learnt she was pregnant in 1991.
All in all, we just can’t wait to see what the lovely Yvette Prieto is going to wear at the wedding.