Talk about bad timing.
Just when news broke of Michael Jordan’s engagement to Cuban model Yvette Prieto, the former basketball superstar was slapped with a paternity suit. According to Fox News Latino, a suit was filed on Feb. 5 in Fulton County, Ga. by Pamela Smith, the mother of Jordan’s alleged son.
The suit claims that Smith got pregnant with Jordan’s baby back in 1995; at the time, the basketball player was still married to ex-wife Juanita Vanoy. Smith, who gave birth in June of the following year to Grant Pierce Jay Jordan Reynolds (also known as Taj), is demanding that the 50-year-old former Chicago Bulls player take a paternity test. She also wants Jordan to pay child support and her son’s medical bills.
Jordan has reportedly asked a Georgia court today to dismiss the suit against him, describing it as a “shameless, bad faith attempt to abuse the legal system.”
Jordan’s alleged son took to YouTube to announce that he is Jordan’s son. “It’s true and the reason I’m making this video is because I feel like you all should know,” he said. The basketball legend already has three other kids with his ex-wife – two sons, Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James, and a daughter, Jasmine.
As for Prieto, she once dated Julio Iglesias Jr., who gushed about the model in a 2003 Hola article. He said that besides her beauty “which jumps out at you, it is her humbleness… I’m happy when I’m at her side.”