Theballerlife.com would like to congratulate NBA Hall of famer Michael Jordan, 50, and his wife and former model Yvette Prieto, 35, on tying the knot over the weekend in Palm Beach, Florida in front of a few hundred family members and closest friends.
Meet Yvette Prieto, the current girlfriend of NBA legend Michael Jordan. Yvette is a 30 year old, Cuba-born, Miami-raised model working at her father’s company. Prieto is a very famous fashion model in her country. She started out doing some small-time commercials before hitting on to the bikini calendars and other beach photo shoots.
Before dating Jordan, Yvette was romantically involved with Julio Iglesias Jr, the son of famed Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, in 2001. Before dating Yvette, Jordan was married to Juanita Vanoy for seventeen years before their divorce was finalized in 2006.
Their relationship was first reported last summer in March 2008 when they were seen having dinner together at Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink. According to several reports,they are planning on getting married.
Recently, Yvette and Michael bought a house in sub-urban Miami for $281,000. Jordan and Prieto took out a $196,000, 30-year mortgage on the house, according to public records. Speculation is, the couple took out the $196,000 mortgage because Prieto filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2002. Peep the photo below of the house the couple bought in Miami.
Built in 1996, the couple’s new house has three bedrooms and two baths (according to public records) and sits on a 0.13-acre (5,560-square-foot) lot, according to public records. According to public records, the house measures around 2,517 square feet.
Here are some more pictures of Yvette and Michael with a group of friends celebrating Yvette`s birthday at a restaurant in Miami, FL.
Here are some more pictures of singer Tyrese, Michael , and Yvette visiting the Grand Gala Suite at the 135th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Prior to dating Yvette and while married to ex-wife Juanita, there were previous rumors of Jordan having affairs with Lisa Micelli and Karla Knafel.
According to several reports, Karla began her affair with Michael Jordan in December 1989. She was a singer in a band that performed in a hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. NBA referee Eddie Rush told Karla that he knew Michael Jordan and that he was in town to play the Indiana Pacers. Rush called Jordan and Karla and Michael talked on the phone. Knafel became pregnant during the affair and she claims that Jordan “demanded that she abort the baby”. She refused.
Peep the photo below of a younger Jordan and Karla.
Fast forward all the way to 2002, Knafel filed a $5 million lawsuit against Jordan saying that he promised to pay her in hush money about the affair. Knafel also filed a paternity test.Knafel and Jordan fought it out in court. In December 2002, Jordan won the court decision because he claimed that Knafel was trying to extort money from him and DNA test results proved Jordan was not the father.
Here is a 2002 photo below of a much older Karla and Jordan during the time they were fighting it out in court.
Now meet Lisa Miceli, another woman who filed 3 paternity suits against Jordan, which again proved that he was not the father of her 4 year old child at the time.
Peep the the 2008 photo of Lisa during an injuction hearing for her to stay away from Jordan.
After divorcing ex-wife Juanita and before meeting Yvette Prieto, Jordan was photo’d out at a club getting his “grind on” with 2 women. Peep the photo below!