Juanita Vanoy is a former model, who worked as an executive secretary at the American Bar Association. She skyrocketed into the limelight after the news about her dating the NBA legend spread out. The former wife of the world's most renowned basketball player, Juanita has a total net worth of $170 million.
Juanita Vanoy Bio
Juanita was born on 13 June 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. She was raised in the South of Chicago by her parents. The 59-year-old started her career as a model when she was just a teenager. She later joined the American Bar Association as a model and an executive secretary as per wiki.
Juanita Vanoy Married
At the age of 25, Juanita landed in the spotlight for her fling with NBA legend Michael Jordan. The couple first met in 1984 at a Chicago Bennigan’s resturant and again at a friend’s party. Soon after the second meeting, they started dating in 1987.
After getting to know each other, the couple got deeper in love. The NBA star proposed Juanita at Nick’s Fish Market, Chicago and got engaged in 1987. But their engagement was later called off. However, at the time Juanita was pregnant with Michael's child, so the couple decided to save their relationship.
She gave birth to their first child, a son named Jeffery Michael Jordan on 18 November 1988. After a year of their son's birth, The duo decided to get married and tied the wedlocks on 2 September 1989 in Las Vegas along with their son.
After the marriage, the couple welcomed two children, a son Marcus Jordon on 24 December 1990, and a daughter Jasmine Jordan on 7 December 1992. Their eldest one, Jeffery is a former basketball player. He played for University of Central Florida Knights and the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. He also played high school basketball for Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois.
Jeffrey is now engaged and soon to get married. Moreover, Marcus is also a former basketball player just like his dad and older brother. He played for the UCF Knights men’s basketball team of Conference USA.
While their daughter Jasmine is walking in her father's footstep as she has launched her sneaker brand, Nike Jordon Heirness collection, she is also happily engaged already. Interstingly, Juanita not only looked after her family and children, but she also founded an organization called Michael and Juanita Jordan Endowment Fund with the help of her husband. The organization supported the community and educational system by raising charity funds.
In addition to this, The couple also established The Michael and Juanita Jordan United Negro College Fund Scholarship Program to provide scholarships to Chicago students attending UNCF institutions.
Juanita Vanoy with husband Michael Jordan and their three children back in the olden times (Photo: puzzups.com)
With support for each other, Juanita was enjoying the smooth sail of her marriage. But her relationship suffered a bump in 2002, and she filed a divorce commending irreconcilable differences in her relationship.
However, she again patched up with her husband in a short time and withdrew the divorce petition. But their reconciliation didn't work long as Juanita filed the divorce for the second time. The divorce was finalized on 29 December 2006 amicably.
After their divorce, Michael met Yvette Prieto around 2008 and tied knots with her in 2013. Michael's married life with another woman didn't bother Juanita as she continued her single life happily with her children.