Juanita Vanoy Jordan is an ex-model and was previously married to Michael Jordan who was an ex-professional baseball and basketball player. At this time, Michael Jordan is the chief holder and chairman of the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s Charlotte Hornets.
Family and Personal Information:
Juanita was born on June 13, 1959, in Illinois, the United States. She holds an American nationality and is ethnically a white. She spent her childhood in South Side Chicago.
Juanita stepped into modeling when she was a teenager. She has also been the American Bar Association’s previous executive secretary as well as a model.
Marriage and Children:
Juanita, at first, met Michael Jordan in 1984 at a restaurant in Chicago Bennigan. A common friend introduced them to each other. For the second time, they met a few weeks after their introduction, at a party arranged by their colleague. Subsequently, they started dating regularly.
In 1987, they decided their engagement after Michael’s proposal to Jordan. Finally, they tied their martial knot in 1989 at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. At the time of their marriage, Juanita was already having a child. Jordan was thirty years old when she got married to Michael. On the day of their wedding, Juanita received a ring of 5-karat marquise diamond.
Michael Jordan is amongst the most promoted figures of sports in times gone by. He has been the main spokesperson for brands like Chevrolet, Nike, Gatorade, Coca-Cola, Ball Park Franks, McDonald’s, Hanes, Rayovac, MCI, and Wheaties. Additionally, has contracted with Gatorade for a longer period, thus, made his appearance in more than twenty advertisements for the company.
Juanita gave birth to three children with the inclusion of Jeffrey Michael Jordan (who was born ten months after before their marriage). In 1990, Juanita and Michael had their second child whom they named Marcus James Jordan. Then, in 1992, Jordan gave birth to a baby girl whom the couple named Jasmine Mickael Jordan.
Juanita’s daughter, Jasmine posted on Instagram that she is a gay in August 2013. Adding to it, she also uploaded her picture with her girlfriend named Tyson Thomas the same year.
Divorce and Current Relationship Status:
Juanita, in 2002, filed for a divorce against Michael because of irresoluble issues. After some time, the couple reunited once again, due to which Jordan withdrew the petition for divorce. However, in 2006, she again filed for divorce due to which their marriage ended. They decided their divorce on a mutual and amicable basis.
Juanita, at the present, is single and enjoying a happy life with her kids. On the contrary, Michael Jordan remarried to Yvette Prieto who is also into modeling field.
Net Worth and Salary:
Juanita makes a huge amount of money from her occupations. According to estimations, her net worth is around $170 million. From her former husband, she collected $168 million as a spousal provision in the settlement of their divorce, which is amongst most costly settlements of divorce up to the present time.