Michael Jordan has applied for a marriage license to wed his girlfriend of over 5 years, Yvette Prieto.
For a man who had to fork out over $150m in a divorce settlement just 7 years ago, the choice to get married again must be one Michael Jordan really, really, really committed to. And it appears that's precisely his plan as a clerk at Palm Beach County Court House confirmed after he came into the office to buy a marriage license.
His fiancee is the beautiful Cuban-American model, 33 year old Yvette Prieto who has modelled for Alexander Wang among others. She and Jordan have been dating since 2008 and moved in together in 2009. They have been engaged since 2011 but now that they have a marriage license it appears that the wedding really is going to go ahead.
While congratulations are in order for the happy couple it isn't all rainbows and sunshine for the ex-professional basketballer who now owns the Charlotte Bobcats. He's also recently been involved in a court proceeding about the paternity of the 16 year old son of a woman named Pamela Y. Smith. As the Daily Mail report he has requested the court to dismiss the case due to it being a "shameless, bad faith attempt to abuse the legal system." His spokesperson added "Public records show that the paternity of the child was established in a prior case in this same court many years ago and that Michael Jordan is not the father."