Juanita Vanoy is a real estate businessman and NBA legend Michael Jordan’s ex-wife.
She gained so much attention over the years for being the wife of the Hall of Famer, who had a fantastic career.
Despite being under the shadow of her former husband, she also built a career for herself, which took her to places.
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Juanita Vanoy Biography
She was born June 13, 1959, in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States of America.
Growing up on the Southside of Chicago wasn’t easy for Juanita Vanoy, who pushed through everything thanks to her parents.
She is an American native born and raised; she will be 64 years old as of June 13, 2023.
Her parents are John Vanoy, her father, and Dorothy L. Vanoy, her biological mother.
They all live together, happy with so much support from the parents to their children.
Juanita Vanoy has five siblings: four are her older sisters, and one younger sister is the last of the family.
The family consists of all female children whose parents gave equal love and support.
They all stayed together while growing up in Chicago, Illinois, with their parents, who weren’t that big deal.
She attended Christian Fencer High School, where she did well with her education growing up while fashioning her career.
She graduated with a degree from the American University before pushing on to her illustrious career.
Juanita Vanoy started her career as a model at a younger age while still studying as a teenager.
Juanita Vanoy didn’t push further in her career at an early age as her parents wanted her to focus more on her studies, which she did.
After finishing school, she started pushing for gigs in America to ensure her name was on every agency list.
Her first big job came when she worked as a secretary and model at the American Bar Association.
Things became big for her when she started dating her ex-husband, Michael Jordan, which made her famous.
She was also still doing her modeling job before moving on to other ventures as she got older.
Her career took a turn with her moving into charitable organizations, with her being the founder and chairman of a non-profit organization.
It was an organization owned by her and their ex-husband, the Michael and Juanita Endowment Fund.
Juanita Vanoy is also into the real estate business, which is currently the most recent job in her career, as this is the first time anyone has heard since then.
During their time together, Juanita Vanoy gave birth to five children, all with her ex-husband, Michael Jordan.
Their first son’s child together is named Jeffrey Michael Jordan, born on November 18, 1988, just months after their wedding.
Their second child was another son, Marcus Jordan, born in 1990, two years after their first.
The couple soon went on to welcome their third child, which was a daughter 1992 named Jasmine.
Both sons moved into basketball just like their father but didn’t go as far as he did during his active days.
Jeffrey is now working as a brand digital innovator for their family company called the Jordan brand.
He is married to his beautiful wife, Radina Aneva, while his younger brother Marcus played basketball in high school and college.
He later quit and started a shoe brand for himself, which he owned a store at Disney World in Florida.
However, he no longer owns a store as he only makes online sales and is doing well for himself.
Their daughter Jasmine is a mother of one working with the Nike Jordan brand and works for the Hornets, a team owned by his father.
Juanita Vanoy is blessed to have all her children in her life and didn’t push to have more despite going into other relationships after her ex.
Juanita Vanoy got hit with so much scandal at an early age, which also affected her family.
Her marriage hit an ugly end, which saw her $168 million settlement from her ex-husband hit with so much controversy.
It wasn’t a good one as she had to face many battles with the press and media hitting her with any possible opportunity they got.
It got worse that her daughter Jasmine was dragged for being a lesbian, although she is yet to clear out about her sexuality.
Some reports made headlines during her messy divorce with Michael Jordan in 2006.
She had an ongoing relationship with music artist Key Reynolds, which was said to have been happening since 2006.
Nothing was later confirmed by her as different dramas followed all through life after their divorce from their ex-husband.
Michael Jordan Ex-Wife
Juanita Vanoy is the ex-wife of Championships winner and NBA Hall of Fame legend Michael Jordan.
Their relationship was terrific during the early times, with so much media presence.
They both met each other back in 1984 at a restaurant in Chicago, where they were both introduced by friends.
After their first meeting, the two met for the second time during a friend’s party before deciding to hang out.
Their love started well, with both falling in love with each other while they took things to the next level by making public appearances.
They got engaged on December 31, 1987, New Year’s, and even in 1988 with them at a fish marketplace in Chicago.
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Unfortunately, they called everything off as they weren’t ready yet, but things took a turn as Juanita got pregnant.
It wasn’t a new meant to be quickly taken by the then NBA superstar who argued until everything was resolved between them.
Things got serious with them getting married on September 2, 1989, in Las Vegas by 3 a.m.
It was a low-key marriage, which they both did together as they were so in love and couldn’t wait to make it official.
It was going well after their wedding, with them giving birth to several children, and Jordan’s career was booming.
Things got messy in 2002 when Juanita filed for divorce after years of marriage, but they settled things and got back together.
It did not go well as they could only stay together until December 29, 2006, when their divorce was official, as they parted ways with six children involved.
Juanita Vanoy and Michael Jordan both moved on, living a separate life with them equally involved in their children’s lives.