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NBA legend Michael Jordan marries model Yvette Prieto in Florida

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March 18, 2010: Charlotte Bobcats majority owner Michael Jordan speaks during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C.Reuters

NBA legend Michael Jordan married Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto at a Florida church Saturday – the same one where mogul Donald Trump held his nuptials in 2005.

 Jordan, 50, and Prieto, 35, were reportedly married before approximately 500 guests, including ex-New York Knick Patrick Ewing and one-time teammate Scottie Pippen, at the Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach.

 The Miami Herald reports that a black tuxedo-clad Jordan, who is now majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, shot a thumbs-up upon arrival to the between 20 and 30 starry-eyed fans who gathered for the event.

 Jordan has three children with his ex-wife, Juanita Vanoy, to whom he was married in 1989. The hoops legend and Vanoy filed for divorce in 2002, but reconciled before their final separation in 2006.

Saturday’s ceremony was reportedly followed by a massive reception at Jordan’s palatial, 37,000-square-foot house in Jupiter.  The Herald reports that the gala affair was held under three enormous tents that spanned the length of two football fields.

 “I calculated a total under-roof space of about 600 feet long by 150 feet wide,” an unidentified worker told The Herald. “I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve been working weddings for a while. It looks like he’s having about 2,000 people over.”

People Magazine reports that Prieto met Jordan at a Miami nightclub in 2008, and the couple have been dating since then.

 

 

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