Michael Jordan, the 48-year-old former basketball superstar is officially getting hitched.
A spokesman for Michael Jordan confirmed the news in a press conference held in Charlotte that the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and the NBA icon has gotten engaged to his longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto.
Jordan and Prieto have been a couple since 2008, two years from the end of Michael Jordan’s first marriage.
It has been reported that Jordan and Prieto got engaged over the weekend and since then have been celebrating the cause on a private yacht in the French Riviera.
Michael Jordan’s previous marriage was to Juanita which ended with one of the largest divorce settlements in history as Michael Jordan had to pay a staggering sum of over $150 million in the settlement.
This just tells us that the likes of Michael Jordan who has been called likely the best NBA Players of all time and the most well-marketed player of all time takes a financial hit in a divorce, then he can still manage to live an extravagant life as he already owns a team in a billion dollar industry.
Yvette Prieto is a Cuban model and has done work for Alexander Wang. Prieto and Michael Jordan have been living together since the end of 2009 when they moved onto a deluxe house in Florida.
Jordan and Prieto have still not opened up to the press about their relationship though this is the case with most celebrity couples. Interestingly neither of them have yet to confirm their engagement, all there is right now are just reports from a spokesman who works for Michael Jordan.
It is also a considerable fact that Michael Jordan is getting married so soon, after he took such a big hit in his last failed marriage, though it is true what Huey Lewis once said and that is that ‘that is the power of love.’
Prieto is a gal who has managed to wear down our beloved NBA celebrity who has been known for his notorious stone heart, I guess her wits and charms seemed to have worked.
If only Byron Russell had managed to pull all of this off in 1998 then he might have been able to stop the final shot.