Basketball hall of famer Michael Jordan has a thing for Latinas. His first wife Juanita Vanoy, whom he has two sons a daughter with, is part Spanish and in Dec. 2011 he popped the question to longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto, who’s cubana. Jordan and Prieto are set to wed April 27 in a lavish ceremony reportedly planned at Jordan’s mansion on Jupiter Island, Florida.
Here are 10 things you need to know about the future Mrs. Jordan:
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She’s Cuban American
Yvette is reportedly a Miami native and used to live on Euclid Avenue in the trendy South Beach area.
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She’s a model
Prieto started out doing commercials and bikini shots for calendars before modeling for Alexander Wang.
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She's been dating Michael Jordan since 2008
The two reportedly met while getting close on the dance floor (i.e. freaking each other) at a not-so-sexy club in Miami.
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Prieto and Jordan live together in Kendall, a Miami-Dade suburb.
Prieto and Jordan moved into a modest 3-bedroom, 5,500 sq. ft. home they purchased for under $300,000 in 2009.
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Prieto once dated Julio Iglesias Jr. (Enrique’s older brother)
Back in 2003, Iglesias told Hola!: "I can count on one hand the girls I have dated seriously. Yvette is the third and the third time's the charm. She's a fantastic girl and I like her. Aside from her beauty, which is obvious, she is loving, simple and very good person."
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In 2002, Prieto filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy
According to reports, it took her two years to fix her financial situation.
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Yvette Prieto’s a lot younger than Michael Jordan, who turned 50 on February 17.
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She studied business management in college.
Prieto chose modeling after not being satisfied working for her father's company.
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She switched up her politics.
Prieto’s first voter registration form says Republican, but she later switched party affiliations to Independent.
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She doesn’t waste time!
Prieto’s wedding is over a month away, but she already filed for a marriage license in West Palm Beach, a clerk confirmed in early March. Wonder if a prenup’s in the picture?