Michael Jordan filed for a marriage license in Florida on Thursday and is expected to wed his longtime fiancée, Yvette Prieto.
Jordan appeared at the main Palm Beach County courthouse to apply for a marriage license, which is good for 60 days, the Associated Press reported.
Although the identity of the bride wasn't revealed, TMZ said it has obtained photos of the former NBA star and Prieto filing marriage papers. TMZ said the couple plan to wed on April 27.
Prieto and Jordan started dating in 2008 and became engaged around the Christmas holiday in 2011, his publicist said. The pair have kept a relatively low profile and have only been spotted a few times over the past couple of years, sometimes courtside at Charlotte Bobcats' games, of which, Jordan is an owner.
This marriage will be Jordan’s second. His first wife, Juanita Vanoy, received a $168 million divorce settlement when their 17-year marriage ended in 2006, news accounts said. They have three children, Jeffrey Michael, Marcus James and Jasmine.
The legendary Chicago Bulls shooting guard, who wore No. 23, averaged 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. He was also a five-time MVP champion, played in 14 All-Star games and was the top scorer for 10 seasons. He was named Rookie of the Year in 1985 and has won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest twice. Magic Johnson said, “There is Michael Jordan, and then there's the rest of us.”
So who's the woman who stole Jordan's heart? Here are eight things to know about Prieto:
1. She’s a Cuban-American model and has posed for several designers, including Alexander Wang, the new creative director of Balenciaga.
2. She met Jordan in 2008, two years after his divorce.
3. They've been living together since 2009 in a house in Kendall, Fla. The 5,500-square-foot house is in a gated subdivision in Miami and was purchased for less than $300,000.
5. She has dated Julio Iglesias Jr., the older brother of Enrique Iglesias. In a 2003 interview, Iglesias called Prieto “fantastic,” “loving,” “simple” and “a very good person.”
6. Records show Prieto is a principal with the Miami-based companies Aqua Management and Beet the LBS. Before that, she studied business management and worked at her dad’s company.
7. Prieto filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2002, and it took her two years to pull out from under it, the SacBee reported.
8. Prieto had first registered as Republican on her voter registration card before switching to Independent, Fox News said.