Juanita Vanoy (born 13 June 1959) is a former American model and celebrity spouse. She is also the ex-wife of the legendary basketball player Michael Jordan. The lady has been with the player in the peak time of his career.
They both stayed together and enjoyed their married life for 17 years. Because of some misunderstandings, they both separated in the year 200 after divorce.
We all know that Michael is considered the greatest basketball player ever. In 2020 ESPN is going to release a documentary on his life named “The Last Dance”.
The trailers of the documentary are out on ESPN’s YouTube channel. In the trailers, we have not seen anyone portraying the role of Vanoy.
Childhood, Parents, Siblings & Education
Basketballer’s star Wife, Juanita Vanoy took birth in an African-American family in the year 1959 (age 60 years, as in 2019) in Chicago, Illinois. Her father is said to be a manager at Walmart and her mother was a teacher. The names of her parents are not known.
There is no information about Juanita’s siblings but we came to know that she has a brother an elder sister.
During her childhood, Michael Jordan’s ex-spouse attended a local school in Chicago and she was a bright student in her school days.
After her graduation in fine arts, she went to New York to pursue her modeling career. She always wanted to be a model and this is why she started living in New York.
Personal Life, Spouse Michael Jordan, Divorce & Children
There are no proper clues to how Juanita met Jordan. Some say that they were together since college days and some say that they both met at a party. Before their marriage in 1989 Vanoy and Michael dated each other for years.
Finally, on 2 September 1989, they both married each other. They both got blessed with 3 kids, a daughter, and 2 sons. Jasmine is their daughter and eldest of all the siblings and Jeffrey & Marcus are their sons.
Those days Juanita Vanoy’s husband Michael Jordan was a star player and in NBA he was gaining massive fan love. Because of his skills and dedication, he signed a million-dollar deal with NIKE those days. As his career started boosting complications started appearing in their relationship.
In the year 2006, they both separated after the divorce. Juanita Vanoy received 168 million USD from Jordan after the divorce as alimony. In the year 2013, Michael married another woman Yvette Prieto.
From this marriage, Jordan becomes the father of twin-daughters named Ysabel Jordan and Victoria Jordan.
After separation, Juanita started living with her kids in Chicago. In an interview, she explained that she has never burdened her kids to do something which they don’t want and also gave them the liberty to choose their careers themselves.
Some Lesser Known Facts about Juanita Vanoy
|Real Full Birth Name||Juanita Vanoy.|
|Famous as||Michael Jordan's ex-wife.|
|Age (As of 2019)||60 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||June 13, 1959.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Chicago, Illinois, USA.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)||Gemini.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 6".
Centimeters: 167 cm.
Meters: 1.67 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 70 Kg.
Pounds: 154.324 lbs.
|Eye Color||Dark brown.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||7.|
|Parents||Father: Will Update Soon.
Mother: Not Known.
|Siblings||Sister (name not known).|
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Marital Status||Married and divorced.|
|Husband||Michael Jordan (2 September 1989 - 29 December 2006).
|Kids||1. Jeffrey Michael Jordan.
2. Marcus James Jordan.
3. Jasmine Mickael Jordan (daughter).
|Highest Qualification||College Degree Completed.|
|School||Local High school.|
|Net worth||$ 129 million USD (As in 2020).|
Juanita Vanoy’s Career & Net worth
When she moved to New York, where she got registered herself in a talent management agency. Soon she started receiving modeling projects and which is why she became popular in this industry. She has appeared in New York fashion week many times.
Till her marriage, she was a model and even worked for a few years after marriage. Currently, she is engaged in social work. She is an art lover and makes donations to help to conserve the art.
She has seen a very luxurious life. After receiving the alimony of 168 million USD she could have done anything but she chose to help the society.
As we said earlier she lives with her kids in Chicago and that too in a very luxurious property. According to a magazine, Juanita Vanoy has a net worth of 129 million US dollars, as of 2020.
- Yvette Prieto is happily living along with Michael Jordan and their 2 daughters, Victoria Jordan and Ysabel Jordan.
- After receiving such a high 68 million USD, it became one of the highest-paid alimony.
- Vanoy is an art lover.
- After her divorce, she has not married anyone.
- Sources say that the main cause of the divorce was Jordan’s affair with Karla Knafel.
- People also say that Knafel is a mother to Michael’s son.
- Michael Jordan’s wife, Juanita Vanoy has a decent height of 5 feet 6 inches. She is 70 kg (154. 4 lbs) heavy in weight.
- She has even worked in the American Bar council and at a financial firm as a marketing officer.