Michael Jordan weds former model Yvette Prieto

Miami, April 30 (IANS/EFE) Michael Jordan married former model Yvette Prieto this weekend in a Palm Beach ceremony.

The owner of the Charlotte Bobcats said his “I do” Saturday to the 35-year-old beauty after a five-year engagement and months of preparations.

The wedding was held at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea before hundreds of guests, including sports celebs like Tiger Woods, Scottie Pippen, Toni Kukoc and Patrick Ewing, as well as television host Ahmad Rashad.

The reception after the church ceremony was enlivened by fireworks and performances by MC Lyte, K’Jon, Robin Thicke, Usher and The Source, at the luxury Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Florida, a private golf club where the ex-basketball player bought a house not so very long ago.

This is marriage No. 2 for the man considered the best cager in the history of the game, following his 2006 divorce from Juanita Vanoy, with whom he was married for 17 years and had three children, Jeffrey Michael, Marcus James and Jasmine.

Their breakup was said by many to be the costliest divorce in history – she received $168 million as part of the agreement.

Jordan came to the NBA in 1984 and retired for good in 2003, bringing to a close a career distinguished by six championship rings, six playoff MVP trophies, five regular-season MVP awards and two Olympic gold medals, among other achievements.



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