Juanita Vanoy is famous for being the celebrated wife of former Bull Basketball Star, Michael Jordan beyond which she also made history for one of the highest celebrity divorce settlements as of 2006. She is a former fashion model, former American Bar Association Executive secretary and Chairperson of the Michael and Juanita Jordan Foundation. Many are wondering about her whereabouts since she obtained a whopping sum and an estate from her highly publicized divorce settlement in December 2006. We will be unraveling what her current net worth is and where she is at the moment in the paragraphs below.
Who is Juanita Vanoy?
Juanita Vanoy was born on the 13th day of June 1959, in Chicago, Illinois, of the United States of America. There is next to nothing known about her family background, her early life and even her educational progress or attainment. She has been tight-mouthed about these personal details. However, We know that she was a fashion model who was getting good gigs in the early 1980s before she crossed path with her former husband Michael Jordan. It is speculated that her modeling job started when she was just a teenager.
She eventually took a job as the executive secretary of the American Bar Association but eventually moved on to assumed the position of Chairperson of the charity organization founded by herself and Michael Jordan called Michael and Juanita Jordan Endowment Fund.
After she parted ways with the former football star in December 2006, she has not been seen with any man. Although she was once romantically linked to the musician Key Reynolds, she never debunked or confirmed her new relationship status. So from all indications, Juanita Vannoy is largely single, enjoying her works as an estate realtor, chairperson of her charity organization, and the matriarch of her family that is expanding with coming of many grandchildren.
Ex-Husband – Michael Jordan and Kids
Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy were introduced by a mutual friend in 1984 and after about three years of dating, they got engaged in 1987 only to break up their commitment for a year before they finally tied the knots in September 1989, ten months after the arrival of their first child.
In the course of her marriage with the famed Basketball star, Michael and Juanita had three kids; two sons Jeffrey Michael Jordan, Marcus James Jordan born in November 1988 and December 1990 respectively, and a daughter named Jasmine Michael birthed in January 1992.
The children are all grown up, doing well in their respective fields. Jeffrey plays basketball and is engaged to his girlfriend Radina Aneva, Marcus is a businessman who has a shoe store in Disney world while Jasmine runs her own business and media outfit and is married to Rakeem Christmas, a basketball player.
It is widely believed that the alleged infidelity of legendary Basketballer Michael Jordan with former singer Karla Knafel was the major reason his marriage fell apart. Although his ex-wife has remained single, Jordan has moved on and is married the beautiful Cuban Model Yvette Prieto whom he has been living with since 2009. They tied the knot in 2013 and welcomed their twin daughters Ysabel and Victoria the very next year.
Where is She Now?
The millionaire has suddenly gone off the radar as she is rarely seen in the public or on social media platforms as is the norm with most celebrities who like to keep fans up to speed about their activities. She does not have any known social media handle through which one can know what she has been up. This has left many fans wondering what has become of the millionaire ex-wife. But thanks to her daughter Jasmine M. Jordan’s Instagram page, we got all the juicy details of what is going on with Juanita Vanoy.
Juanita still resides in America and she spends a large chunk of her time working with the family foundation she and the father of her children set up. She enjoys helping the not so privileged teenagers by securing educational scholarships as well as school materials and supplies majorly for the people within the Chicago Metropolis. Apart from her charitable work, she also makes out time for her family.
The former model received the biggest celebrity divorce settlement ever recorded as at 2006 when she parted ways with her Ex Jordan. This saw her earnings and net worth skyrocket upward to the estimated whopping sum of $170 million. She equally got the family house she shared with her former husband valued at $168 million at the time.