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Michael Jordan marries longtime girlfriend

NBA legend and Bobcats owner Michael Jordan married longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto, a former model, at a wedding in Florida on Saturday.

Jordan, who turned 50 in February, and Prieto, 35, were wed in a ceremony at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach. The church also played host to Donald Trump’s wedding in 2005.

Jordan, 50, and Prieto, 35, were married before about 500 guests. Among the dozens of relatives, friends and business associates of Jordan’s were other aging basketball stars, including former New York Knicks big man Patrick Ewing and former Chicago Bulls Scottie Pippen, Ron Harper and Toni Kukoc as well as NBA TV announcer Ahmad Rashad.

After the wedding Jordan invited another 1,500 people to join him and his wife for the reception at the Bears Club, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course community in Jupiter, Fla., where Jordan recently built a 38,000-square-foot home.

Jordan and Prieto dated for a number of years before getting engaged in December 2011. Jordan divorced his first wife, Juanita, in 2006. The couple had been married for 17 years and have three children together.
 Scottie Pippen and his wife, Jordan’s mother, and Patrick Ewing.
After a Hall of Fame career that included six championships with the Bulls in the 1990s, Jordan retired from basketball in 2003, becoming majority owner of the Bobcats in 2010.

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