Michael Jordan, 50, married model Yvette Prieto, 35, in a lavish 2,000-guest wedding in Florida on Saturday. The star-studded event was built to rival any Trump wedding, in fact, the pair said their vows before 500 guests at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach — the church where Donald Trump married wife Melania in 2005.
After the ceremony, another 1,500 guests joined the happy couple in Jupiter, Florida, for the reception at the Bears Club, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course community. On Thursday, a crew of 50 staffers spent the day setting up three tents in the backyard and onlookers said of the spectacle, “I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Jordan, who now owns the Charlotte Bobcats, and Prieto met at a nightclub in 2008 and got engaged in 2011. The Cuban-American beauty also dated Julio Iglesias, Jr., who once said of her: “She’s a fantastic girl and I like her. Aside from her beauty, which is obvious, she is loving, simple and very good person.”
The basketball legend, who lives nearby in a stunning 37,000-square-foot mansion in Jupiter, has been down the aisle before. He and wife of 18 years Juanita Vanoy split in 2006 and it was reported that their divorce settlement was possibly worth more than $150 million.
No expense was spared to make the couple’s big day private. Check out the aerial view of the incredible 40,000-square-foot wedding tent, which is the size of three football fields!
Photo courtesy of Jeff Lichtenstein Realty