MJ married Yvette Prieto. Age mismatch. Prieto married Jordan. The couple married 17 years ago. Juanita and Michael were introduced via a “common acquaintance” Juanita met Michael at a game. They ate post-game. History shows. Las Vegas wedding, 1989 (“The bride and groom wore jeans,” noted The Washington Post). Juanita Jordan never frightened Michael Jordan and was never misled by his money and popularity.
Michael Jordan’s ex-wife, Juanita, grew raised in Chicago. Amo Mama was born June 13, 1959, and attended Christian Fencer High School. The site says she began modeling as a teen. The Washington Post stated Juanita later worked for the ABA and Heitman Financial. She was a loan officer when she met Michael and intended to pursue an A.A. She “wrote for Copley News Service in the 1990s.”
Friends believe Juanita has never forgotten where she came from. Juanita made sure her children know where she came from despite marrying the NBA’s brightest star.
Because they were wealthy, they lived in the suburbs, but she wanted them to witness how she grew up. She informed them why she was taking them to see her mother: “They witnessed how their cousins lived and how Chicago’s South Side underprivileged lived. They witnessed reality.”