It is difficult to talk about Juanita Vanoy without mentioning Michael Jordan. Everyone knows she is the ex-wife of Michael Jeffrey Jordan. Michael, without a shadow of doubt, is the greatest basketball player the world has ever seen. With that said, Juanita is also known as a former American fashion model who won many hearts with her stunning beauty. She also worked as an executive secretary for the American Bar Association (ABA).
Learn more about Juanita Vanoy’s net worth, wiki, age, husband, children, and divorce.
Juanita Vanoy Net Worth, Age, Career
Juanita Vanoy was born on 13th June 1959 in Chicago, Illinois. She is an American national, but her ethnicity remains cloaked in mystery. We could not find information about her siblings or her parents. Even so, she was raised in Chicago which was her birthplace.
Vanoy developed an interest in fashion modeling ever since she was a child. According to sources, she started her modeling career when she was just a teen. She worked as a model for several years before getting the opportunity to work for the American Bar Association as an executive secretary. Later on, she decided to try her hands on real estate business.
According to celebritynetworth.com, Juanita Vanoy has a net worth of 170 million US dollars. The former model received an eye-watering 168 million US Dollars in a settlement following her much-hyped divorce with the former basketball legend.
This was one of the most expensive celebrity divorces in the United States. Aside from receiving a whopping $168 million, the court granted her full custody of her three children and a multimillion mansion in Chicago. Ever since she received the money, the former model has been investing in real estate. So her net worth is estimated at around $168 to $170 million.
Juanita Vanoy Ex-Husband, Michael Jordan, Children, and Divorce
Juanita Vanoy and Michael Jordan first met in 1984 in Chicago after a mutual friend had introduced them. Apparently, the pair met at a local restaurant. A few days later, they met again. Their chemistry was undeniable, and the two became lovers.
On 31st December 1987, Michael Jordan proposed to his hot girlfriend. This took place in Chicago at the Nick’s Fish Market. Of course, Vanoy was head over heels and accepted Jordan’s proposal. Nevertheless, there was a time when – due to an unknown reason – the couple had suspended their engagement.
After they finished sorting out their issues, they started dating again. They discussed marriage. And that was the time Jordan impregnated Juanita. However, Jordan insisted the pregnancy was not his. All the same, he went ahead and married her.
The couple’s first kid was born on November 18, 1988, and was named Jeffrey. On September 2, 1989, Jordan and Juanita tied the knot in Las Vegas. The marriage ceremony took place at the Little White Chapel. During the time of their marriage, Juanita was 30 years old while Jordan was only 26 years old.
On December 24, 1990, the couple was blessed with a second child known as Marcus James Jordan. In 1992, their daughter Jasmine Jordan was born.
Juanita Vanoy Dating Affairs and Divorce
In January 2002, Vanoy filed for divorce after 17 years of marriage. The former model had tried to end the relationship before. However, the pair announced a few days later that they were reconciling. So her petition was withdrawn. It seems the discussion was not fruitful. Therefore, the couple decided to call it quits.
The split did not only make news headlines because it involved the greatest basketball player of all time, but also because it was one of the most expensive divorces the world has ever seen. Juanita received a whopping $168 million. Also, she was to stay in their expensive mansion. Also, she got full custody of her children.
Today, Jordan’s wife is doing business. She invested in real estate business. And her net worth is estimated at around $170 million. There is no denying she owes much of her wealth to the divorce settlement.
In 2006, there were rumors Juanita, and Key Reynolds were dating. She has not come out to deny the rumors. So we don’t know if the two were dating.
Her ex-husband started to date a Cuban American model named Yvette Prieto. Michael met her in a club in Miami and decided to move with her to his home in Florida. The athlete and Yvette tied the knot in 2013. Their wedding was graced by high profile personalities including Tiger Woods, Usher, and Robin Thicke. The pair welcomed their twin daughters in 2014 and had decided to keep them out of the limelight. Currently, the two are living happily in their matrimonial home in Florida.
What is Juanita Vanoy doing now? Family
She is living happily with her two sons and daughter and doing business. There is no much information about her activities.