Michael Jordan ex-wife Wiki Bio

Juanita Vanoy Jordan was born in Chicago, Illinois USA on 13 June 1959, so under the zodiac sign of Gemini and holding American nationality – Juanita chose modelling as her career, but rose to real prominence after marrying Michael Jordan, the popular National Basketball Association (NBA) player.

Where is Juanita Jordan now?

Since her divorce from Michael, Juanita has stayed away from media attention. While not much is known about her current whereabouts, she is said to be living in Chicago, is single, and is spending a lot of time with her three children.

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Early life and education

Juanita spent her entire childhood in Chicago alongside her parents – she hasn’t talked much about them as she respects their privacy, and as she hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, Juanita is believed to be an only child.

Reading magazines for girls, and watching models on TV, made Juanita want to become a model one day as well – thanks to her supportive parents and her attractive looks, she is one of not so many people who have managed to make their dreams come true in that industry. She was quite popular in high school, mostly thanks to her beauty, and after she matriculated, Juanita completely focused on her modelling career, and decided not to enroll at college.

Career of a model

Juanita’s modelling career was launched while she was still attending high school as she was noticed by a modelling scout while walking in the street. After numerous photoshoots, Juanita was given an opportunity to work for the American Bar Association as their executive secretary. After marrying the popular NBA player Michael Jordan, the two created the Michael and Juanita Jordan Endowment Fund, with the goal of helping underprivileged people. Being intrigued by the way the fund works, Juanita decided to switch into a real estate job, while simultaneously working as a model.

Marriage with Michael Jordan and other affairs

Both Juanita and Michael prefer to separate their professional lives from their personal lives, but as both of them are very popular, some things related to their former marriage are still known.

The two met in 1984 while they were both having dinner at the Chicago Bennigan restaurant – although spending only a couple of minutes together while their mutual friends were introducing them, sparks could have been felt between the two, but nothing happened until they met for the second time. This was at a party organized by the same friend a month later, and Michael and Juanita officially began dating within days. Michael got on his knee on 31 December 1987 while the New Year’s fireworks were in the sky, and Juanita said ‘yes’ – however, due to jealousy issues, the engagement was cancelled but the two eventually married on 2 September 1989.

By the time wedding took place, Juanita and Michael were already parents to their son named Jeffrey Michael Jordan – Juanita’s husband Michael did not believe the son to be his, as he suspected Juanita to be cheating on him, however, they still decided to exchange their wedding vows. The marriage resulted in two more children – Marcus James Jordan was born on 24 December 1990, while Jasmine Michael Jordan was born on 7 December 1992 – the oldest child Jeffrey Michael Jordan was born on 18 November 1988. As the two started having problems again, Juanita tried to get a divorce in January 2002, but the two worked things out, and Juanita withdrew her request for a divorce.

Juanita Jordan

Things seemed to be improving for them, but they officially divorced on 29 December 2006. Juanita hasn’t talked about any other men she might have dated before and after Michael, and it appears as she hasn’t started any new relationships since the divorce – she is currently single and is enjoying spending time with her three children (all of whom are already adults).

Who is Michael Jordan?

Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born in New York City USA, on 17 February 1963, so under the zodiac sign of Aquarius and holding American nationality – Michael is popular for his career of a professional NBA player, while he was also the owner of the Charlotte Hornets professional basketball team.

Michael launched his career as a basketball player in 1982 when he started college – he competed with the Tar Heels team in the national championship. He was chosen to play for the Chicago Bulls in 1984 and quickly rose to prominence after showing his skills on court – thanks to his high leaps and slam dunks, Michael was nicknamed ‘His Airness’ and ‘Air Jordan’ while the popular basketball sneakers have been named after him. It was 1991 when the Chicago Bulls won their first NBA tournament, with Michael playing for them – they repeated this in 1992 and 1993, after which Michael left the Bulls, but came back in March 1995.

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As soon as Michael returned, the team began winning championships again, in 1996, ‘97 and ‘98 – Michael left basketball again in January 1999, but came back in 2001 and 2003 to play for the Washington Wizards. Michael won numerous awards throughout the years, and is considered to be the best basketball defensive player of all times. He achieved many things during his career, and has also become a bit of an actor, as he has starred in the “Space Jam” half-animated movie shot in 1996. Michael is the first basketball player to become a billionaire, and is amongst the three richest African-American people living in the US.

Michael has amassed quite a number of followers on his Instagram account – he is currently followed by more than 11.4 million fans, while he’s uploaded over 380 pictures onto it.

Juanita’s hobbies and interests

While mostly focused on her modelling career, Juanita has had numerous interests throughout the years, while juggling her time between her job and being a mother.

Juanita is a big believer, and is very close to God – she goes to church every week, and has taught her children to be believers as well. Thanks to her ex-husband Michael, Juanita fell in love with basketball, and although the two are no longer married, she still watches NBA on TV. She started to enjoy travelling after launching her modelling career and after she began dating Michael, as he took her all around the US – the travelling somewhat stopped after the two began facing issues in their relationship and later marriage, and after they became parents.

Juanita Jordan

Juanita is also been a very big fan of the film industry, and although she wanted to become an actress, this hasn’t worked out for her – some of her favorite movies are “Lost in Translation” and “Her”, while her favorite TV series are “Friends” and “Sex and the City”.

Appearance and net worth

Juanita is currently 60 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, while her height, weight and vital statistics are unknown.

According to authoritative sources, Juanita’s current net worth is estimated to be more than $170 million – she received most of this money as a settlement after divorcing Michael Jordan, while she has also earned quite a sum on her own from her modelling career and her business ventures.

Social media presence

Juanita has accounts on several popular social media networks, but doesn’t seem to very active on them.

She launched her Twitter account in December 2012, but has only tweeted 21 times and gathered around 140 followers – her last tweet was published on 15 January 2013, and is God-related. She is a lot more popular and active on her Instagram account, which currently counts nearly 60,000 people following her while she’s uploaded more than 430 pictures onto it – Juanita has a Facebook profile as well, which she uses only to keep in touch with her friends and family.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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