Many people have wondered who Michael Jordan is and if he is married. Of course, if you know Jordan, you know that he is one of the richest basketball players alive. He had briefly retired from the game in 1993, two years later, he announced that he was coming back. MJ, as he is often called, has become a force to be reckoned with in the sports industry as he is loved and respected in the basketball world.
To know more about MJ, here’s a little recap of his life, including his love life.
MJ is a sporting legend and one of the very few basketball players, who have featured in their personal movies. Jordan has gained a reputable status in the basketball world, and millions of fans all over the world still regard him as the icon of basketball to date. Although he has finally called it quits to the game to be with family and focus on other things, he is still a legend that we do not intend to forget anytime soon.
Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, and he played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six of them. In 1981, he was lucky to be chosen for a basketball scholarship and from that moment, he took NBA to another level. He not only earned recognition for his basketball skills, but many fans also concluded that his style was unique and fantastic.
Aside from being a great basketball player, Jordan was also popular among fans for amazing endorsement deals. He signed a deal with Nike to produce a footwear called “Nike Air Jordan.”
After retirement, Jordan did not feel like leaving the sports world completely, so he stayed busy by playing golf from time to time. Moving on, Jordan first got married to Juanita Vanoy, whom he ha had three children with. After many years of marriage, Vanoy filed for a divorce in 2002, and cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the court, However, the duo reconciled later, but this did not last, as they filed for divorce again and it was granted. Reports also revealed that Vanoy received a settlement of $168 million after the divorce was finalized.
in 2008, Jordan met another woman, a Cuban-American model known as Yvette Prieto in a night cub and the duo were attracted to each other immediately. They began a relationship immediately and in 2010, they decided to move in together. After two years of being engaged, Jordan and Prieto walked down the aisle in 2013 and the ceremony reportedly cost over $10 million. A few months later, Prieto gave birth to identical twin girls for Jordan and the duo have been doing well ever since, In 2018, Jordan became a grandfather, when his first daughter from his ex-wife, gave birth at age 31.