Interesting Biography Facts
Michael Jeffrey Jordan
February 17, 1963
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Emsley A. Laney High School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Michael Jordan family members
James Raymond Jordan
Larry Jordan (Older Brother), James R Jordan JR (older brother), Deloris (older sister) and Roslyn (younger sister)
Is Michael Jordan a gay/bisexual?
What is Michael Jordan marital status?
Who is Michael Jordan wife?
When did get married?
April 27, 2013
How many children does he have?
5 (sons Jeffrey Jordan and Marcus Jordan, daughters Jasmine Jordan, Victoria Jordan and Ysabel Jordan)
Michael Jordan wife
Juanita Vanoy-Jordan (ex-wife; were married in 1989-2006)
Date of birth: June 13, 1959
Michael Jordan’s first wife is Juanita Vanoy. They were married for many years and raised three kids – sons Jeffrey and Marcus and a daughter Jasmine. We’ve told you about Juanita and her kids with Michael in “Juanita Vanoy Family”. You can read her story in detail if you are interested. And now let’s focus on Jordan’s current wife, Yvette Prieto, and their daughters Ysabel and Victoria.
Yvette Prieto-Jordan (wife since 2013)
Date of birth: March 1979
We know almost everything about the sports star Michael Jordan, but just a couple of facts appeared in the media about his wife. Mrs. Prieto-Jordan deserves our attention, too.
She comes from Cuba; her parents are Maria and Carlos Prieto. Yvette spent the major part of her life in Miami. Her great looks allowed her to work as a model. Her beauty and talent became valued by the top fashion designers. She modeled for Alexander Wang and other popular fashion trend makers.
Previously, she dated Julio Iglesias Jr., the son of a famous in the past singer Julio Iglesias. Then she came into the limelight for the first time, and her name became known to the wide audience.
The legend says Yvette and Michael met at the nightclub in 2008. They started dating and then moved together. In spring, 2013 both finally tied a knot at a beautiful ceremony in Palm Beach. Rumor has it, their wedding cost astonishing $10 million.
They live happily since then, and Michael looks content by Yvette’s side. Mr. and Mrs, Jordan have two beautiful daughters.
Michael Jordan kids
Ysabel and Victoria Jordan (daughters with Yvette Prieto; twins)
Date of birth: February 9, 2014
Twins Ysabel and Victoria saw the world for the first time in a prestigious clinic in West Palm Beach, Fl. At the moment of their birth, their father was 50 and their mother was 35.
The famous parents keep their kids out of the limelight. The girls are pre-school pupils as of 2020.
Read about Michael Jordan’s other kids here.
Who are Michael Jordan parents?
James Raymond Jordan (father)
Date of birth: July 31, 1936
Date of death: July 23, 1993
They say James Jeffrey’s murder in part caused Michael Jordan’s retirement from basketball. In his interview in 1996, Michael confessed, that he was thinking about his father every single day.
Late James Raymond Jordan and his son Michael always had a lot in common. Both shaved their heads and stuck the tips of their tongues while working on some important task. They were very close and trusted each other. Michael’s father attended each of his game, while Jordan was studying at the University of North Carolina.
James was born and raised in a North Carolina village. His parents are William and Rosa Jordan. He had four siblings. Mr. Jordan Sr. worked at General Electric plant. During many years he was married to Deloris Peoples. They raised five children, including a basketball legend Michael Jordan.
After many years of hard work James retired and moved his family from Wilmington, NC to Charlotte, NC. On the last day of his life, he went to his colleague’s funeral to Lumberton, NC. He returned home late and decided to have a nap in his car on his way home. As James’ relatives tell, he didn’t like to sleep in a hotel room, but have some rest in a car was typical for him.
While sleeping in his vehicle, James was robbed and shot by two teenagers, Daniel Green and Larry Demery. They stole Mr. Jordan’s phone, and through it, they were found by the police, while they were making phone calls. Both teenagers were sentenced to life imprisonment.
Deloris Peoples (mother)
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Date of birth: 1941
Michael was blessed with great parents, and his mother is also his close friend and person, whom he can trust.
She was born in September 1941 in the family of Edward Peoples and Inez Weeks. Deloris spent her childhood years at Rocky Point, NC. She studied at Charity High School in Rose Hill.
Mrs. Jordan met her future husband James at a school basketball match. They immediately fell in love with each other. The couple dated for three years till their roads went apart for a while – Delores moved to Alabama to study at a trade school there, while James was sent to Texas to serve in the Air Force. In 1956, Deloris and James tied a knot. They relocated to Virginia, where James’ air force base was located. The year later they welcomed their first son, Ronnie.
No need to say, that James’s death has become a hard burden for his wife. To honor her late husband, she founded the James R. Jordan Foundation. She is involved in several other charity activities, too.
Michael Jordan siblings
James Ronald Jordan (older brother)
Date of birth: 1957
At first sight James Ronald Jordan or Ronnie, as his relatives call him, doesn’t resemble his famous younger sibling at all. His height is 5 ft 7 in, which is not much in comparison with Michael’s 6 ft 6 in. He prefers to stay out of the limelight, that’s why during many years he tried to hide from the others the fact that he was a relative of a sports celebrity.
Ronald is the oldest of 5 kids in his parents’ family. He studied at New Hanover High School and during the last year there, Mr. Jordan understood that the army was that career he wanted to pursue.
He was 18 when he entered the army and was at his basic training program. In spite of his young age, he got his first assignment in Korea and later got two other ones. He spent 31 years in the army, and his career way was full of both, dangers and awards. After retirement, he joined his brother at Charlotte Hornets’ executive board.
Larry Jordan (older brother)
Larry is Michael’s second oldest brother. He works by his father’s side at the Charlotte Hornets as the director of personnel. He has a son, named Justin Jordan, who is an aspiring basketball player. He plays basketball for a university team.
Deloris Jordan (older sister)
Date of birth: April 15, 1959
Deloris Elizabeth Jordan is the second child in the family of James and Deloris Sr. Jordan. The woman seems to be estranged from other members of her family. In 2011 she released the book “In My Family’s Shadow”, where shared shocking details of her teenage years. She confessed on the pages of her book, that her mother called her “a slutty girl”, and that her father was raping her for many years.
She was married and divorced twice. Deloris is a mother of three kids. She lives in Philadelphia, PA and serves as a real estate agent. Besides, she is the author of several books and she is a motivational speaker.
Roslyn Jordan (younger sister)
Michael has another younger sister, Roslyn M. Jordan. Like some other members of her family, she is a writer. Roslyn authored the books “Michael’s Golden Rules” and “Salt in His Shoes”. Some of her literary works she co-authored with her mother. Besides, Roslyn is the founder and president of “Another Jordan Incorporated”.
The award-winning basketball player Michael Jordan is known to anyone on the planet, even to those, who are not interested in sports at all. Jordan has many phenomenal abilities, for which he got numerous nicknames, such as His Airness (for his unbelievably high jumps) and “The G.O.A.T” (greatest of all time). Most sports analysts consider him as the highest standard in the basketball industry. He is the best player of the Chicago Bulls team of all time.
Michael Jeffrey Jordan is the fourth of five kids in the family of James and Deloris Jordan. The family lived in poverty, but the future basketball star got the necessary for each child’s love and support from his parents. At least, he tells about it in his numerous interviews – that he was blessed with a great family. He attended Emsley A. Laney High School and was keen on mathematics before he had been accepted to the school basketball team. His older brother Larry was already a member of the team and played under the number “45”. Michael took the number “23” to be “at least half as good as his brother in basketball”, as he explained. He played under that number for many years.
In 1984 he was drafted by “Chicago Bulls”. Soon the talented athlete enjoyed a string of loud victories, but he had never thought about fame or money while playing. He was addicted to competition. During the years of his career, he became an NBA champion six times and five times was awarded as the Most Valuable Player. He is a holder of many other prestigious awards, too.
Michael retired from professional basketball in 1993. They say he planned it in 1992, because he felt “too exhausted”. His father’s murder became the additional factor, which caused his departure.