Basketball players are sometimes misjudged as “players”, as in play boy player. However, not all basketball players are play boys.
They are also human, and they also fall inlove. Some players fall inlove, get married, have children and live happily ever after. On the other hand, some players, fall inlove, get married, have children and get divorced. That is what exactly happened to the marriage of Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy-Jordan.
Michael Jeffrey Jordanwas born in February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. He is a former professional basketball player, specifically in the National BasketballAssociation. By acclamation, he was considered as the greatest basketballplayer of all time. He is not only into playing basketball, he is also into acting and business.
Michael Jordan’s wife was Juanita Vanoy. She was born the 13th of June, 1959 and was raised is South Side Chicago. She’s a former model and a former executive secretary for the American Bar Association.
How They Met
Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy met for the first time at a Chicago Bennigan’s restaurant in 1984. They were introduced to each other by a common friend. They met for the second time at a party given by their friend a few weeks after they were introduced.
Then they dated each other on a regular basis. On December 31, 1987, Michael proposed to Juanita, they were at Nick’s Fish Market in Chicago then. Juanita said yes to the proposal, however they decided to call off their engagement. It was almost a year when both of them started talking about marriage again.
Eventually, Juanita got pregnant. However, the two argued about who the child’s father was because Jordan wouldn’t believe that it is his child. Jordan eventually decided to marry Juanita. Their wedding was considered a shotgun wedding.
Michael Jordan, 26 yrs. old then, and Juanita Vanoy, 30 yrs. old, married on September 2, 1989, 3:30 am , at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. Their first child, Jeffrey Michael Jordan, was already 10 months then.Michael Jordan’s wife received a five-karat marquise diamond ring on her wedding day.
The Couple’s Children
Michael Jordan’s wife gave birth to three beautiful children. Their eldest child is Jeffrey Michael Jordan, who was already 10 months old when his parents got married. Jeffrey Michael was born on the 18th day of November, 1988. They were blessed again with a new baby on December 24, 1990, and his name is Marcus James Jordan. Their only daughter, at the same time their youngest child, is Jasmine Mickael Jordan born on the 7th day of 1992.
Michael Jordan’s wife filed a divorce citing irreconcilable differences in January 2002. However, the couple reconciled shortly thereafter and Juanita withdrew the divorce petition.
Then again, a divorve was filed and the final decision of the lawyers was released in December 29, 2006, stating that the divorce was mutually and amicably decided.
The basketball career of Michael Jordan may be very successful, but the marriage with Juanita Vanoy was not.
However, the eding of the marriage of MJ with his wife must not be used to judge the player personally.