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Michael Jordan’s wife: Who is Yvette Prieto?

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  • Who is Yvette Prieto? Meet Michael Jordan’s wife!
  • Find out about Jordan and Prieto’s lavish wedding.
  • How the Cuban model rose to fame.

Who is Yvette Prieto? Find out everything about the Cuban-American supermodel who won Michael Jordan’s heart. From the first time they met, to their lavish wedding with celebrity musical guests and the most sought-after stars in Hollywood and sports.

Learn everything about Yvette Prieto. She is a Cuban immigrant who came to the United States in search of a better life and has managed to conquer the catwalks but not before making her way in the world working at her parents’ company, in hospitals and in real estate.

Who is Yvette Prieto?

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 05: Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan (R) and fiancee Yvette Prieto arrive at the 12th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Gala At ARIA Resort & Casino on April 5, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational)
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Yvette Prieto is a Cuban-American model and businesswoman who is known worldwide for being the wife of former NBA basketball player Michael Jordan. They were married in a lavish ceremony in Miami in April 2013.

Yvette Prieto was born in Cuba and grew up in Miami, Florida. When she was just a teenager, she began modeling and she has appeared in various fashion magazines and campaigns. She has also worked as a runway model and has walked in several New York Fashion Weeks.

Prieto’s romance with Michael Jordan

LAS VEGAS - MARCH 28: Yvette Prieto and Michael Jordan arrive at the 11th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational welcome reception at the Liquid Pool Lounge at the Aria Resort & Casino at City Center on March 28, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/WireImage)
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In 2008, Yvette Prieto met Michael Jordan at a Miami nightclub. For two years, they dated before getting engaged in 2011. Two years later, the couple married in a grand ceremony with numerous celebrities in attendance, such as Tiger Woods, Spike Lee and Patrick Ewing.

In 2014, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together and in February 2014, their daughter, Victoria, was born. Since then, both Prieto and Jordan have kept a low profile, successfully avoiding the media. For her part, Yvette has also focused on her own businesses, including interior design and a real estate company.

Yvette Prieto and Michael Jordan’s lavish wedding

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 01: (L-R) Yvette Prieto and her husband and owner of the Charlotte Hornets, Michael Jordan, watch on during their game against the Atlanta Hawks at Time Warner Cable Arena on November 1, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Yvette Prieto and Michael Jordan’s wedding took place on April 27, 2013. It was a private, but extremely lavish ceremony at Bear’s Club Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida. The wedding was attended by a large number of guests, including family members, close friends and celebrities such as director Spike Lee and former NBA player Patrick Ewing. It was officiated by Palm Beach County Supreme Court Judge, Thomas Barkdul III.

Yvette Prieto wore a custom French lace wedding dress by J’Aton Couture, while Jordan wore a custom black suit designed by Giorgio Armani. After the ceremony, guests were ushered into a reception in a grand ballroom decorated with white flowers and crystal lights, where guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner and live music, with Usher as highlight of the evening.

Yvette Prieto’s private life

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 30: Yvette Prieto attends the 11th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational gala at the Aria Resort & Casino at City Center March 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for MJCI)
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Yvette Prieto was born in Cuba, on March 26, 1978; Before getting married to Michael Jordan, she dated Julio Iglesias Jr. and worked as a model. She also appeared in the documentary film Cuba: An Island Apart. Although a good part of her life has been spent in front of the cameras, it was not always like that.

Before being a model, Prieto worked for her parents Carlos and María. She also worked as a real estate agent and in a hospital. She and Jordan have two daughters, Ysabel and Victoria. She lives a quiet life in her Florida mansions, valued at $20 million.

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