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Juanita Vanoy

Juanita Vanoy is a remarkable businesswoman, former American Bar Association executive secretary, and fashion model. Juanita Vanoy is the ex-wife of the legendary, retired basketballer, Michael Jordan. Despite being in the showbiz business, she came to the limelight after her on-and-off relationship with the basketball player, Michael Jordan.

Early Life and Childhood

Juanita was born on the 13th of June, 1959, and was raised on the South Side of Chicago. She was born with an American nationality.

Her sun sign is Gemini and belongs to the Hispanic ethnicity. And now she is a 64 years old woman. She was a fashion model from an early age.

Additionally, she grew up and spent her childhood in the South of Chicago. The name of her father is John Vanoy and her mother is Dorothy L. Vanoy.

She has five siblings and they are Gwendolyn Hicks (older sister), Jacqueline Rogers (older sister), Rhonda Armstrong (older sister), Brebetta B. Vanoy (older sister), and Margaret Vanou (younger sister).

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Caption: Juanita Vanoy with her family (Source: Familytorn)

Juanita Vanoy – Relationship Status

Juanita Vanoy married the Hall of Fame National Basketball Association player Michael Jordan on  September 2, 1989, at 3:30 am, at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. Michael Jordan and she met for the first time at a Chicago Bennigan’s restaurant in 1984.

They were introduced to each other by a common friend. They met for the second time at a party given by their friend a few weeks after they were introduced.

Then they dated each other regularly.

On December 31, 1987, Michael proposed to her, they were at Nick’s Fish Market in Chicago then. She said yes to the proposal, however, they decided to call off their engagement.

It was almost a year when both of them started talking about marriage again. Eventually, she got pregnant.

However, the two argued about who the child’s father was because Jordan wouldn’t believe that it is his child.

Jordan eventually decided to marry her. Their first child, Jeffrey Michael Jordan, was already 10 months then.

Michael Jordan’s wife received a five-karat marquise diamond ring on her wedding day. Jeffrey Michael was born on the 18th day of November 1988.

They were blessed again with a new baby on December 24, 1990, and his name is Marcus James Jordan. Their only daughter, at the same time their youngest child, is Jasmine Mickael Jordan born on December 7, 1992.

Michael Jordan’s wife filed a divorce in January 2002. However, the couple reconciled shortly thereafter and she withdrew the divorce petition.

Then again, a divorce was filed and the final decision of the lawyers was released on December 29, 2006, stating that the divorce was mutually and amicably decided.

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Caption: Juanita Vanoy with her ex-husband (Source: Pinterest)


Her $168 million in the settlement was controversial. There were rumors that Jasmine, her daughter might be a lesbian.

However, she has not cleared up her sexuality. In addition, there are also several rumors that she might be dating Key Reynolds since 2006.

Juanita Vanoy – Net Worth 2023

Juanita Vanoy has not mentioned the exact amount of her salary. But her net worth is $170 million in total.

She owned a reported $168 million in the settlement after ending her relationship with Michael Jordan. This is considered to be the largest celebrity settlement.

Juanita Vanoy – Career and Profession Life

Initially, Juanita started her modeling career. She started it when she was in her teenage years.

Later, she worked at the American Bar Association as a model and executive secretary. She, however, became a star in the spotlight after she started dating a formal professional basketball player, Michael Jordan.

In addition, she is also a founder and chairman of the non-profit organization named  Michael and Juanita Jordan Endowment Fund. Later, she joined the real estate business.

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Caption: Juanita Vanoy with her ex-husband in front of reporters (Source: News Break)

Body Measurements

Getting to the body measurement, Juanita Vanoy has a curvy body and a very beautiful smile.

Her hair color is black and her eye color is dark brown. There is no information about her height weight, shoe size, dress size, etc.

Social Media

Talking about social media, Juanita Vanoy is not active on any social media like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

She came into the spotlight only because of her celebrity ex-husband.