Chicago Bulls superstar Michael Jordan and his current wife Yvette Prieto are expecting their first child according to PEOPLE magazine. Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto were married last april in Palm Beach Florida at a lavish wedding attended by 500 of their closest friends and family.
Michael Jordan owns a 38,000 square foot mansion in Jupiter, Florida. Jordan invited more than 1,500 people to a golf course on the property to celebrate the reception after his wedding back in April. Robin Thicke and Usher performed at the reception.
News of Prieto’s pregnancy is not a big surprise as it has been widely reported that the couple was trying to get pregnant. Immediately after the wedding Michael Jordan went to a nearby hospital for surgery to reverse the vasectomy he had a few years earlier.
A source close to Jordan told PEOPLE:
“They’ve been planning for months and months. He wanted to give Yvette everything she’s ever wanted.”
Michael Jordan was previously married to his ex-wife Juanita Vanoy for more than 17 years. They were divorced in 2006. Vanoy and Michael Jordan had four children together.
Michael Jordan is best known for his career with the Chicago Bulls. While playing for Chicago Michael Jordan’s individual awards and accomplishments include five Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Game appearances, three All-Star Game MVP Awards, ten scoring titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP Awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. He holds the NBA records for highest career regular season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and highest career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game). In 1999, he was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN, and was second to Babe Ruth on the Associated Press’s list of athletes of the century. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.