Juanita Vanoy is an American model and most famously known as the ex-wife of NBA star Michael Jordan. She is also the co-founder of Michael-Juanita Jordan Endowment Fund which is an organization working for a charity. Vanoy also had three children with Michael while they were married.
Juanita, age 58, actually began her modeling career back when she was a teenager. Find out more about Juanita’s net worth, career, personal life and more.
Caption: An American model, Juanita Vanoy.
Juanita Vanoy early life, career and nationality
Juanita Vanoy was born on June 13, 1959, in Chicago, Illinois, the USA which makes her nationality an American. Vanoy grew up in South Side Chicago where she spent most of her childhood. Juanita was interested in modeling from a very young age which is why she started her modeling career as a teenager. She started her modeling for multiple projects after which she became an executive secretary for American Bar Association.
She eventually came into the limelight after being linked to Michael B. Jordan with whom she also has an organization that works for charity.
Juanita Vanoy husband and personal life
Vanoy’s personal life is quite in the limelight because of her ex-husband Michael Jordan. Juanita first met Michael in the year 1984, at a Chicago Bennigan’s restaurant. Later she ran into him once again at a friend’s party. Finally, in the year 1987, they started dating officially. They fell in love and Michael proposed to Juanita at Nick’s Fish Market, Chicago. Their union resulted in an engagement which was delayed however after Juanita got pregnant with Jordan’s child they tied the knot on September 2, 1989, in Las Vegas.
Caption: Juanita with her ex-husband Michael Jordan
Together the couple has three children, Jeffrey Michael Jordan, Marcus Jordan, and Jasmine Jordan. Their marriage was full of ups and downs. In the year 2002, Juanita filed for a divorce but the couple reconciled shortly after. Finally, in the year 2006, the couple separated and the divorce was finalized. At present, Vanoy is single.
Juanita Vanoy net worth
As a model Vanoy’s career wasn’t so much of a big deal as it was quite short. She settled down with her husband Michael Jordan raising their kids. Her salary working as a model is not yet public. The Michael Jordan ex-wife, however, received a hefty deal of money after the divorce. The amount was a total of $168 million as the divorce settlement. In total, she has a net worth of $170 million at present.
Caption: Juanita Vanoy attending the Jeweler’s event
Also known as one of the humblest celebrity wives, Juanita has managed to stay away from the limelight after the divorce. As a matter of fact, she is not active on any social media sites. The former NBA star’s wife is living a private and peaceful life without media intervention.