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Michael Jordan engaged to model Yvette Prieto

December 29, 2011 |  1:00 pm

Michael Jordan and fianee Yvette Prieto

Michael Jordan is off the market, so if your New Year's resolution was "Marry Michael Jordan," it looks as if that won't be happening, unless your name is Yvette Prieto.

The NBA Hall of Famer and consensus greatest player of all time popped the question on Christmas Day. Prieto, a model, is 32 years old, while Jordan is 48.

Jordan was previously married for 17 years to Juanita Vanoy. The couple divorced in 2006, with Vanoy reportedly walking away with $186 million. They have two sons, Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James, and a daughter, Jasmine.

No word on whether there is a prenuptial agreement for this marriage. Jordan is the owner of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats. There was no announcement on a wedding date.

This is bad news for everyone who still wants to "Be Like Mike," since it's much easier to be like a divorced guy with three kids than it is to be like a guy married to a model 16 years younger than you.

It's also probably a safe guess that Jordan has not called Kobe Bryant for any marriage advice.


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Photo: Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto. Credit: Associated Press.