Earlier this month, word surfaced that Michael Jordan and his new wife Yvette Prieto are expecting a baby. On Tuesday, TMZ reported that the couple is expecting multiple babies.
According to TMZ, Prieto is pregnant with twin girls. It is unclear how long she has been pregnant. MJ and Prieto got married back in April with an incredibly private and incredibly exclusive ceremony and reception.
Jordan already three children — sons Jeffrey, 24, Marcus, 22, and daughter Jasmine, 19 — with his ex-wife Juanita. How is the 50-year-old going to handle twin daughters? If you watch the video of His Airness schooling OJ Mayo at his basketball camp a few years back, you’ll know this is not your average 50-year-old man. I’m sure Jordan will do just fine.
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Jordan, 50, and new wife Yvette Prieto, 34, were married in April and are already expecting their first baby, Jordan’s rep confirmed to US Weekly. MJ and Prieto have been together for around five years.
This will be Prieto’s first child and Jordan’s fourth. MJ has three children — sons Jeffrey, 24, Marcus, 22, and daughter Jasmine, 19 — with his ex-wife Juanita.
No word from MJ on how he feels about having the child, but we’re guessing he’s like Tom Brady and enjoys the baby-making process.
Earlier Saturday, we told you the wedding was expected to have 2,000 guests. Shiny Sheet tweeted that guests included ex-NBA players Scottie Pippen and Patrick Ewing, as well as film maker Spike Lee. In addition to Pippen, Gossip Extra says Jordan’s former Chicago Bulls teammates Ron Harper and Toni Kukoc also attended the ceremony. Golfer Tiger Woods was another guest from the sporting world who was in attendance.
Jordan and Prieto wed in the same church where Donald Trump got married — the Episcopal Church at Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach. Below are photos of the church where the wedding took place, plus another picture of the massive must-see tent where the reception took place:
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Michael Jordan has already been married once before, but that doesn’t mean he wants his second wedding to be low key. Jordan and his fiancee Yvette Prieto are getting hitched this weekend, and they are expecting quite a few people. According to Entertainment Tonight Online, MJ and Prieto are expecting around 2,000 people for their ceremony and festivities.
Last month, we learned that guests who were invited to the wedding received an instruction card asking them not to share any details about the wedding with people who weren’t going. Since we found out about the instruction card itself and 2,000 people are expected to attend, keeping a secret this massive will be a difficult task.
Part of the reception will likely take place at Jordan’s 37,000 square foot home in Jupiter, Fla. Vendors have reportedly been setting up tents in his backyard to prepare for the weekend. They, too, have taken a vow of silence. In fact, they had to sign a form saying they would not tell anyone what they are doing.
“[Vendors] will get sued if they start talking about what they’re doing,” GossipExtra.com’s Jose Lambiet said.
Privacy is obviously a priority for MJ and his soon-to-be wife, so it will be interesting to see if everyone plays by the rules. Given the era that we live in, I have my doubts.
Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto are hoping to have a little privacy when they get married on April 27, but that won’t be easy given the public’s hunger for information about his personal life. To combat the interest in their wedding, Jordan and Prieto have asked their guests to take a vow of silence before and during their wedding in Palm Beach, Fla.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Jordan-Prieto invitation included an instruction card asking guests not to share any details of the event with people who are not attending. Guests were also asked not to speak with the press or with family members who might, and also to leave home any cameras or cell phones that can be used to take photos.
Does anyone else see the irony in all of this? Someone obviously blabbed about the invitation itself, otherwise we wouldn’t know that guests were asked to take a vow of silence. If guests can’t take a vow of silence about taking a vow of silence, does MJ really expect the details of the wedding itself to remain under wraps?
I guess you can’t fault the man for trying to cover all the bases. Between the prenup he reportedly had Prieto sign and the instructions about keeping the wedding top secret, Jordan is trying to do things right this time around.
Michael Jordan is engaged to be married once again, but he does not intend to let his wallet take a beating for it this time around. Well, he might be shelling out a small fortune for the arrangements, but it sounds like His Airness will not be giving up half of his bank account and assets if things don’t work out between him and fiancee Yvette Prieto.
According to the National Enquirer, Jordan had Prieto sign a prenuptial agreement. Ideally, that will protect the $650 million fortune he is believed to have.
“Michael loves Yvette, but he won’t let that interfere with his common sense – and his money – like it did before,” a source reportedly told the Enquirer, via The Daily Mail.
That “mistake” the source would be referring to is the reported $168 million MJ’s ex-wife Juanita Vanoy took home when the couple divorced back in 2006. This time around, Prieto will reportedly receive $1 million per year for every year she was married to Jordan if they should split. If the marriage lasts 10 years or more, she will receive $5 million for every year of marriage. A person close to Prieto said she is not concerned about the prenup.
“She feels they have a strong relationship,” an insider reportedly said. “She can’t imagine that they’d ever split up! Yvette knows Michael was once a serial cheater, just like his buddy Tiger Woods. But she believes Michael has sown his wild oats and only has eyes for her now. They’re both very happy and looking forward to the wedding.”
If I was about to marry someone who is worth more than a half-a-billion dollars and I was going to get $1 million per year for every year of marriage in the event of a divorce, I wouldn’t be concerned either. MJ’s neighbors in Florida sound a lot more concerned about having him around long-term than his future wife does.