Michael Jordan's ex-wife
Facts of Juanita Vanoy
|Date of Birth||June 13, 1959|
|Birth Country||Chicago, IL, United States|
|Net worth||$200 Million|
|Spouse||Michael Jordan (m. 1989–2006)|
|Children||Jasmine M. Jordan, Jeffrey Michael Jordan, Marcus Jordan|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Former American model, Juanita Vanoy grabbed attention after she married her longtime boyfriend-turned fiance, Michael Jordan, NBA’s greatest of all time. But, the saddest thing is that they could not last forever after finding a heartbreak, which still leaves a severe wound in their relationship.
Juanita Vanoy Jordan was born on 13th June 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. She is half-American and half-African by her parent’s heritage. So, is she married for the second time or is she single? See more exciting things about Vanoy’s personal life in the following headlines.
Does Vanoy Marry Again?
Former American Bar Association executive secretary, Juanita, and her former husband, Michael first met at a Chicago restaurant in 1984, while she used to work as a loan officer. At that time, a mutual friend introduced them, and they became good friends. But, a few weeks after, they again met at their friend’s party and started dating regularly.
Following their dating life, Juanita received a mesmerizing surprise from Michael as he proposed to her at Nick’s Fish Market in Chicago, Illinois on 31st December 1987. She then approved his proposal by saying, yes, but called-off their engagement when they began to talk about their planning of a commitment.
When Juanita got pregnant with her first child, then she had a severe argument about who was the child’s biological father with Jordan. Later, Michael decided to marry her and immediately started planning for marriage. The duo exchanged their wedding vows in a “shotgun ceremony” at 3:30 am at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, NV on 2nd September 1989.
The pair stayed in the marriage for more than a decade until Vanoy filed for divorce in January 2002, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple later amicably separated after concluding the divorce on 29th December 2006. At that time of separation, Michael gave $168 Million to Juanita as alimony, which was the most significant divorce settlement on the public record.
Proud Parents of Three Successful Children
The 60-year-old, Juanita and her estranged husband, Michael raised three children, including two sons, Jeffrey Michael Jordan (born on 18th November 1988), Marcus James Jordan (born on 24th December 1990) and one older daughter, Jasmine Mickael (born on 7th December 1992). She also has two twin step-daughters, Victoria and Ysabel Jordan (born on 11th February 2014) from Michael’s second marriage.
What’s more to this? Juanita’s two grown-up sons, Jeffrey and Marcus are former American basketball players who played for the University of Central Florida Knights. On the other hand, her biological daughter, Jasmine is a public figure who graduated from Syracuse University.
Juanita’s Estranged Husband, (Michael)’s Second Marriage
Juanita’s ex-husband, Jordan married his longtime girlfriend, Yvette Prieto, a Cuban-American model on 27th April 2013. At the time of the wedding, they invited more than 300 guests at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida, where the 45th U.S. president, Donald Trump tied the knot with Melania in 2005.
The married couple greeted their guests in their wedding reception held at Jack Nicklaus-designed golf facility, Bears Club in Jupiter, Florida. After the massive celebration of their marriage, they settled down in a 10,000 square feet mansion situated in Park City, Utah. Also, read about Samantha Hegseth‘s married life.
Vanoy’s Net Worth – $200 Million
Juanita Vanoy’s total net worth is $200 Million as of 2020. She earned a lucrative fortune from her modeling works as well as endorsement deals with popular clothing brands and product lines. As in the present situation, she receives a decent earning from her profession.
Back in 2013, Juanita bought a luxurious house in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois with her estranged spouse, Michael for $4 Million. Nevertheless, she sold the three-level penthouse for $3.2 Million in 2014.
Just like Vanoy, her former husband, Jordan grasps a net worth of $2.2 Billion. Throughout his NBA career, he earned $93.7 Million and $100 Million through endorsement deals and other business ventures. He currently owns the Charlotte Hornets basketball team as a principal owner, which makes $300,000 per game in a day.
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