Yvette Prieto Biography

Yvette Prieto, a Cuban-American model, is widely recognized as the wife of NBA legend Michael Jordan. With a successful career in modeling, she has worked with renowned designers and brands, including Alexander Wang. Yvette’s journey to love began when she met Michael Jordan while dancing in a club, leading to a blossoming friendship and eventually a lavish wedding ceremony. As the wife of a sporting superstar, she has gained immense popularity and is now a well-known figure on social media platforms.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 44 Years
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Michael Jordan
    • Father: Carlos Prieto
    • Mother: Maria Prieto
    • Children: Victoria Jordan, Ysabel Jordan
  • Born Country: Cuba
  • Models
  • American Women
  • Height: 5’6″ (168 cm)

Early Life

Yvette Prieto was born in March 1979 in Cuba. She studied business management in college. Other than these facts, not much is known about her life prior to her marriage with Michael Jordan.


As a young girl, Yvette Prieto had always been attracted by the glamour of show business and dreamed of venturing into the field. However, on the behest of her parents, she went to college to study business management and started working at her father’s business. After working for a while she realized that this job did not give her much satisfaction and decided to quit it in favor of pursuing her interest in the show business.

Young, beautiful, and talented, she started taking up modelling assignments and was soon able to establish herself as a much sought-after model. Over the course of her modelling career, she has worked with several famous brands and designers. She is especially known for modelling for the renowned fashion designer Alexander Wang, who is also the former creative director of Balenciaga. In addition to her modelling career, she also appeared as herself in the TV Series Documentary ‘Cuba: An Island Apart.’

Relationship With Michael Jordan & Marriage

Yvette Prieto was once in a relationship with Julio Iglesias, Jr. It did not work out in the long run and the couple parted ways. She first met basketball player Michael Jordan while dancing at a club in 2008. Jordan, who was a divorcee at that time, was smitten by the beautiful young model almost immediately. They started dating soon after despite the fact that Jordan was several years senior to Prieto. Over the course of their relationship, Prieto also became acquainted with Jordan’s three children from his first marriage.

Jordan proposed marriage to Yvette in 2011. In 2013, the couple got married in a lavish ceremony at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. The wedding was a star-studded one with popular singers Usher and Robin Thicke performing at the reception. The couple was blessed with twin daughters, Ysabel and Victoria, in February 2014.

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