Michael Jordan Getting Married

Basketball great engaged to girlfriend Yvette Prieto

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 30, 2011 8:43 AM CST

(Newser) – Michael Jordan has a new reason to be walking on air: He's engaged to girlfriend Yvette Prieto. The 48-year-old has been dating the Cuban-American model, 32, for three years. Jordan, who divorced his wife of 17 years in 2006, popped the question to Prieto on Christmas day, his spokesperson confirms to WCNC. The NBA legend, now majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, has three children with his ex-wife Juanita.

In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Michael Jordan and his girlfriend Yvette Prieto arrive for a celebrity dinner at Beso inside Crystals in City Center Thursday, March 31, 2011.
In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Michael Jordan and his girlfriend Yvette Prieto arrive for a celebrity dinner at Beso inside Crystals in City Center Thursday, March 31, 2011.   (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones)
Yvette Prieto (L) and Michael Jordan attend the Exclusive FABULOUS 23 Dinner hosted by Jordan Brand during All-Star Weekend on February 12, 2010 in Dallas, Texas.
Yvette Prieto (L) and Michael Jordan attend the Exclusive FABULOUS 23 Dinner hosted by Jordan Brand during All-Star Weekend on February 12, 2010 in Dallas, Texas.   (Getty Images)
In this April 21, 2010,  file photo, Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto, right, watch a first round NBA basketball playoff game between the Orlando Magic and the Charlotte Bobcats in Orlando, Fla.
In this April 21, 2010, file photo, Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto, right, watch a first round NBA basketball playoff game between the Orlando Magic and the Charlotte Bobcats in Orlando, Fla.   (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
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