Juanita Vanoy’s marriage, husband, children, and relationships
Juanita Vanoy is the ex-wife of NBA’s professional basketball player Michael Jordan. The two had first met in 1984 at a Chicago Bennigan’s restaurant. A common friend had introduced them. Their second meeting followed soon after at a party which was hosted by their friend.
Their liking for each other was noticeable and they started dating regularly. Michael Jordan proposed to Juanita on 31 December 1987. This was at the Nick’s Fish Market in Chicago. Juanita, of course, was most willing and said yes. However, there was a period of one year in between when for some reason they had called off their engagement.
Soon they started re-dating and were discussing marriage. Juanita became pregnant at that time. But Michael Jordan was unwilling to accept that he is the father of the child. Ultimately, his suspicions were put to ease and he decided to marry Juanita.
Michael and Juanita’s first child Jeffrey was born on 18 November 1988 and 10 months later, the marriage of Michael and Juanita took place on 2 September 1989 in Las Vegas. The venue was at the Little White Wedding Chapel. Michael was just 26 years old then and Juanita was 30 years old. Juanita also received a five-karat marquise diamond ring.
Their second child was a son named Marcus James Jordan on 24 December 1990. Their daughter Jasmine Jordan was born in 1992.
Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy’s divorce
Juanita filed for divorce in January 2002. Her court documents cite irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce. But the couple patched up and Juanita withdrew her divorce petition. But she applied again for the divorce which was finalized on 29 December 2006.
They settled amicably but Michael had to shell out a lot of money as alimony. It was one of the costliest divorces at that time and in the history of basketball.
Juanita had moved on in her life and entered into a relationship with Ken Reynolds in 2006. Before she met Michael, Juanita had a period of brief romantic encounter with Reggie Theus (1983-1984).
About Juanita Vanoy’s life, age, career, and family
Juanita Vanoy was born on 13 June 1959 in Chicago, Illinois. Her current age is 59. She was brought up on South Side of Chicago. There is no information about her parents and siblings. There is not much known about her schooling and college days. It is not known as to which university she attended and what subjects she has majored in.
Juanita started modeling when she was quite young and in school. She was still a teen then. She had modeled for several prestigious brands and won a name and place for herself in that industry. After working in this field for a few years, Juanita switched to working as an executive secretary as well as a model for the American Bar Association.
Her fame rose and she gained recognition after she started dating Michael Jordan and married him. She continued to hit headlines for all the reasons related to her relationship with him and the delivery of their children. Along with her husband, Juanita formed the Michael and Juanita Jordan Endowment Fund which is a charitable organization. After her divorce from Michael, she received $ 168 million in alimony. She also started a real estate business. She now seems to be happy with her long-term relationship with Ken Reynolds.
She is not active on social media such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook publicly.
Reference: (wikipedia.org, people.com)