Cubana Yvette Prieto Engaged to Basketball Legend Michael Jordan

Basketball legend Michael Jordan proposed to Cuban hottie Yvette Prieto after a three-year courtship.

Publicist Estee Portnoy confirmed the news, first reported by WCNC in Charlotte, on Thursday.

Prieto was spotted sitting courtside at a Charlotte Bobcats game Monday with Jordan's friend and New York Yankees star Derek Jeter. The Bobcats owner got engaged over the Christmas weekend. No wedding date has been set.

Prieto, 33, and Jordan were reportedly celebrating the engagement on a private yacht in the French Riviera. But a spokeswoman told the new station the cruise report was not true.

This will be Jordan's second marriage. Jordan, who acquired ownership of the Bobcats in 2010, married Juanita Vanoy in September 1989, and they divorced in 2006. They have two sons, Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James, and a daughter, Jasmine.

Prieto, who was born in Cuba, is a longtime model who one dated Julio Iglesias Jr. In a cover story in the Spanish-language magazine Hola! in 2003, Iglesias gushed that besides her beauty “which jumps out at you, is her humbleness… I’m happy when I’m at her side.”

The Palm Beach Post has said the couple has been living in a modest, three-bedroom home in the Miami-Dade suburb Kendall that they bought for less than $300,000. Records show they took out a 30-year $196,000 dollar mortgage on the property.

About 10 years ago, Prieto filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, according to media reports.

It seems she’s doing better financially now.

The Associated Press and Newscore contributed to this report.

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