Yvette Prieto is an American model of Cuban descent who has been married to NBA legend, Michael Jordan, since April 2013. Although modeling for designer brands like Alexander Wang, and appearing in widely watched documentaries like Cuba: An Island Apart, has made Yvette Prieto famous in her own rights, her fame shot over the roof when she eventually married the ace basketball player five years after they first met in 2008. This post chronicles the bio, net worth and other interesting details about this Cuban-born beauty.
Yvette Prieto Bio (Age)
Yvette Prieto was born in Cuba, in March 1979 to the family of Carlos and Maria Prieto. Like many models of her day, modeling wasn’t her thing, at first. Yvette studied business management while in college, and worked in the family business for some time before branching out to pursue a career in modeling. Her father’s investment instincts flow so much in her; she is principal to a couple of Miami-based companies such as; Beet, the LBS and Aqua Management. For a model, Yvette Prieto has been pretty politically conscious as she was previously an active member of the Republican party. However, she has gone independent. Not much is known about her background and early education.
Salary and Net Worth
Prieto has worked as a successful model for notable brands, plus her investments have continued to payoff time and again. However, in 2006, Prieto began to face her own financial crisis and had to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. However, her current net worth had little to do with her marrying Michael Jordan as she got her accounts sorted before she met Jordan only two years later in 2008. As of this writing, her net worth is estimated at $1.5 million. While this is no small amount, it pales when compared to her husband’s $1.5 billion fortune.
Her Husband and Twin Kids
Yvette Prieto met Michael Jordan at a Miami nightclub. It had been two years since the crash of his 17-year marriage to Juanita Vanoy. And Jordan was still healing, emotionally and financially from the split that had cost him over $168 million. It was tagged one of the most expensive marriage splits in American history at the time.
Before Jordan, Prieto been in other relationships with Charlotte Bobcats and Julio Iglesias, brother of famous music star Enrique Iglesias. Their new relationship drew lots of media attention and of course, the paparazzi came in droves. In 2009, they began cohabiting in their 5,500 square foot, 3 bedroom apartment in Kendal, Florida which cost over $300,000.
Three years of dating was all it took Jordan to make the next move. On Christmas of 2011, Jordan proposed to Prieto who was more than willing to become the new Mrs. Jordan. On April 27, 2013, they formalized their union at the courthouse in Palm Beach County. There, the couple signed a prenuptial agreement. The wedding was attended by 500 high-value guests at Episcopal church Bethesda-by-the Sea. What followed was a reception at the exclusive Bears Club; a golf-course community in Jupiter, Florida. The lavish reception was attended by an additional 1,000 guests.
Yvette Prieto was in a sheath-style custom-made gown by J’Aton Couture. It was made of French silk voile, and handmade silk lace, featuring a cathedral train and was embellished with Swarovski crystals. The couple had a 7-tier white rum cake, decorated with crystal broaches. For music, Jordan left nothing to chance. He had the likes of Usher and Robin Thicke to entertain guests.
On November 30, 2013, seven months into their marriage, it was announced that the couple was expecting their first child together. Then on February 11, 2014, Yvette Prieto and Michael Jordan welcomed their first issue, a set of identical twin daughters they christened Victoria and Ysabel. The couple has largely kept the twin daughters and their three step-siblings from the media eye.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
For a model her age, Yvette Prieto has a pretty great physique. She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 64 kg. Her Chest-Waist-Hips measures 37-26-37 inches. Her bra and dress sizes are 34C and 8(US) respectively. Prieto has beautiful brown eyes and wears brown hair. As of this writing, her shoe size is not known.