Yvette Prieto: 5 Things to Know About Michael Jordan's New Wife
The Cuban-born former model tied the knot with the basketball legend on Saturday
On Saturday, basketball legend and Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan married model Yvette Prieto during a lavish ceremony in Palm Beach, Fla.
After five years of dating and four years of cohabitation, Prieto and Jordan made it official when 500 witnessed their nuptials at Episcopal church Bethesda-by-the Sea. Later, another 1,500 joined the couple for the reception at the Bears Club, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course community in Jupiter, Fla., where Jordan recently built a 38,000-sq.-ft. home.
As the two start their lives together, here are five things about Jordan’s second wife:
1. She’s now a stepmother
At 35, Prieto is 15 years younger than her new 50-year-old husband, who was previously married to Juanita Vanoy, from 1989 to 2006. Vanoy and Jordan have three grown children together: Marcus, Jeffrey and Jasmine.
2. She has a famous ex-boyfriend
Years ago, Prieto dated Julio Iglesias Jr., the older brother of Enrique Iglesias and the son of Julio Iglesias. In 2003, Iglesias told Hola! magazine that Prieto is “a fantastic girl” and a “loving, simple and very good person.”
3. She’s got moves
Prieto reportedly met Jordan while dancing at a Miami nightclub in 2008 and has lived with him since 2009. He proposed in 2011.
4. Her bridal gown was a stunner
The bride wore a custom-made dress fit for a princess. The sheath-style gown, which featured a cathedral train, was created by J’Aton Couture and made of French silk voile, handmade silk lace and embellished with Swarovski crystals, according to the Associated Press.