Yvette Prieto is a Cuban-American model who is famous for her relationship with the NBA legend Michael Jordan. Prior to her marriage with the NBA star, she worked as a model. Prieto is beautiful, talented and is one of the best Cuban American models of all time. Yvette took up modeling at a relatively young age and she has been working for some of the most prominent names in the industry.
Prieto is an outgoing lady who is extremely friendly with everyone. She first met Jordan while dancing at a club. The two became friends soon and the friendship blossomed into love and an amazing relationship. Soon, they got married and the ceremony was, in a word, Spectacular! The model has been extremely popular and marrying one of if not the biggest names in the game certainly seem to help. Let us now get to know more about the beautiful model.
Caption: Prieto at an event in Aria Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.
Yvette Prieto: Early Life, Education, and Career
Yvette Prieto was born in the March of 1979. The Cuban was born to parents Maria Prieto and Carlos Prieto. Her father was an entrepreneur and Yvette worked with her father during her teenage years.
Caption: A Young Prieto at the Mercedes Benz fashion week.
For her education, she went to college and studied business management and it was at that period that Prieto began working with her father. However, she soon quit it because it clearly was not the right path for her. Yvette had her eyes set on modeling from a very young age and what a great decision it was for her.
Prieto, as a young girl had also been attracted by the glamor that showbusiness presents. This beautiful young lady had dreams of venturing into the industry and coming out on top. After quitting the job at her father’s business she finally began pursuing the right career for her. Soon, this young and talented lady was getting several modeling assignments and was making a name for herself in the industry.
Caption: Prieto on the cover of a Spanish Entertainment magazine.
Throughout her years in modeling, Prieto has been able to work for some of the most famous brands and designers. She has even worked with the amazing designer and the director of Balenciaga, Alexander Wang. Apart from her modeling experience, she has also made several appearances in the tv series, ‘Cuba: An Island Apart’.
Yvette Prieto: Personal Life
The 39-year-old model is a married woman. She famously walked down the aisle with the legendary basketball player Michael Jordan on the 17th of April, 2013. The event was dazzling and was in presence of some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Their reception was an amazing affair, to say the least; pop stars like Robin Thicke and Usher performed in the event.
Caption: Yvette Prieto and Michael Jordan at the Aria Resort and Casino.
The couple began dating way back in 2009 and since their marriage, they have given birth to 2 amazing kids. In February of 2014, Jordan and Prieto welcomed the twin daughters Ysabel and Victoria. Jordan, however, has 3 other children from his earlier marriage with Juanita Vanhoy.
Caption: Michaels and Yvette’s twin daughters Ysabel and Victoria
Prieto previously was in a relationship with the famous Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias’s older brother Julio Iglesias. But their relationship could not last long and they had to break up. Currently, Michael and Yvette seem to be enjoying their married life and we wish them all the luck.
Yvette Prieto: Net Worth and Social Media
Prieto makes a good chunk of money and her life with Jordan certainly has its perks. Before marrying Jordan, Yvette had been a successful model who had done assignments for some of the biggest names in the industry. She, however, was struggling financially at one point and even filed for bankruptcy. Later though, things got sorted and now Prieto is worth $1.5 million. It is a massive sum but looks tiny when you compare it to Jordan’s wealth of $1.5 billion.
Caption: Michael Jordan’s $14 million mansion.
Prieto, by the looks of things, seems to be a pretty private person. She is not present on Instagram or any other social media platforms and is focusing more on her career and family.