- Real nameJuanita Vanoy
- Date of birthJune 13, 1959
- Age62 years
- Zodiac signGemini
- BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA
Parents and family
- Father John Vanoy
- Mother Dorothy L. Vanoy
- Sister Gwendolyn Hicks, Jacqueline Rogers, Rhonda Armstrong, Bernetta B. Vanoy, Margaret Vanoy
Juanita Vanoy husband
Juanita Vanoy 3 kids
Juanita Vanoy is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who got into the spotlight thanks to her marriage to NBA legend Michael Jordan.
Juanita studied at DePaul University and earned a living by modeling when she got acquainted with her future spouse. She later served as an executive secretary for the American Bar Association before launching and becoming a president of Vanoy Jordan Enterprises in Chicago.
Juanita Vanoy met Jordan in 1985 thanks to a friend who thought that they would be a great couple. On December 31, 1987, the athlete popped the question and espoused his sweetheart on September 2, 1989 at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas. At that time, they already had son Jeffrey. In 1990, the spouses’ son Marcus drew his first breath. And in 1992, the family was expanded by baby girl Jasmine.
In 2002, Juanita and Michael planned to divorce but reconciled. Nevertheless, their marriage was dissolved in 2006. The woman gained $168 million in the divorce settlement and invested the money into her business. After the divorce, Vanoy keeps a low profile and is on good terms with her ex. Dedicating all her time to family and business, she also loves traveling, collecting art and practicing yoga.
A curious fact: everyone was surprised when Juanita wasn’t featured in Jordan’s documentary The Last Dance. However, the movie creator explained that he wasn’t very interested in capturing the star’s family life and that’s why, he didn’t ask the woman for an interview.