Juanita Vanoy Biography
|Date of Birth:||1959 , June-13|
|Age:||59 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Birth Place/City||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Profession||fashion model and a former executive secretary|
|Married to||Michael Jordan (m. 1989–2006)|
|Children||Jeffrey Michael Jordan, Marcus Jordan, Jasmine Mickael Jordan|
|Divorce||Michael Jordan (m. 1989–2006)|
Juanita Jordan is a former fashion model and a former executive secretary for the American Bar Association. She is the co-founder of Michael and Juanita Jordan Endowment Fund. She is the ex-wife of NBA former professional basketball and baseball player, Michael Jordan. The couple tied the knot in 1989 after dating for months. They share three children together but got a divorce in 2002 citing irreconcilable differences. She has the net worth of $170 million at present.
Early Life And Bio Of Juanita Vanoy
Juanita Vanoy was born on June 13, 1959, in Chicago, Illinois, the U.S under the birth sign Gemini. Vanoy is American as per nationality and as far as her ethnicity is concerned, she is White.
Vanoy grew up in South Side Chicago, where she spent most of her childhood days. She has worked as a former model and a former executive secretary for the American Bar Association.
Juanita Vanoy's Career
Juanita Vanoy started her career as a model in her teenage days. She started working as an executive secretary for the American Bar Association after modeling for several projects. She captured the headline while she was in a relationship with Michael Jordan.
When it comes to her ex-husband, Michael Jordan is a former professional basketball payer who played almost 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards.
In his career, he won several titles and awards like NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Awards, MVP Awards five times, NBA All-StarGame for fourteen times, and NBA Defensive Player of the YearAward.
Juanita Vanoy's Net Worth And Salary
Juanita Vanoy's net worth is $170 million at present. She has accumulated such an impressive net worth from her career. and also from the divorce alimony. She received $168 million in the divorce settlement from her ex-husband. She also received a house in Chicago suburb of Highland Park in Illinois worth $4 million.
When it comes to her ex-husband's net worth, Michael Jordan has an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion. He earns an impressive amount of salary. Michael bought a house in 2013, in Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, valued $4 million. His earnings were estimated at $31 million by Forbes magazine.
Vanoy has been the chairman and co-founder with her ex-husband, Michael at Michael and Juanita Jordan Endowment Fund. She also supports several children's health and educational organizations including the Chicago Children's Museum and The Sickle Cell Disease Association of Illinois.
Juanita Vanoy's Personal Life
Juanita Vanoy is single as of 2018. Vanoy was previously married to her boyfriend turned husband, the retired professional basketball player, Michael Jordan.
Marriage With Michael Jordan
Vanoy met Michael Jordan for the first time at a Chicago Bennigan’s restaurant in 1984. They started dating each other after being introduced in their second meet at the party. Michael proposed to Juanita on December 31, 1987, in Chicago.
Soon, the couple got engaged after Juanita agreed to the proposal of Michael. They tied their knot in September 1989. They together share three children, a daughter named Jasmine Jordan and two sons named Jeffrey Michael & Marcus James.
Their first child, Jefferey was born on 11th November 1988 whereas their second child, Marcus was born on 24th December 1990. The couple welcomes their third child, Jasmine on 7th December 1992.
Divorce With Jordan
Vanoy filed for divorce on January 4, 2002, indicating irreconcilable differences, but reconciled shortly thereafter. They again filed for divorce and were granted a final decree of dissolution of marriage on December 29, 2006.
Vanoy received whopping $168 million as a settlement (equivalent to $200 million in 2016). The settlement was the largest celebrity divorce settlement on public record at that time. Both of their sons and daughter stayed with Michael Jordan after the divorce. His sons attended Loyola Academy, a private Roman Catholic high school in Wilmette, Illinois. They were also basketball players.
After the divorce, Vanoy remained single and vanished from the limelight whereas, Jordan married his girlfriend, Yvette Prieto, a Cuban-American model, as they were having a relationship for a long time. They tied their knot on April 27, 2013, at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Prieto gave birth to identical twin daughters named Victoria and Ysabel.
Here is the interview with Juanita Vanoy: