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Michael Jordan and His Fiance

Engaged: Thrilled Michael Jordan has just got engaged to his girlfriend Yvette PrietoNo doubt Michael Jordan today feels like he is walking on air for the first time since quitting basketball.

The legendary Chicago Bulls player has just got engaged to his long term partner, Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto.

The pair have been dating for the last three years, so Michael, 48, doubtlessly feels the 32-year-old is the woman for him.
The North Carolina native got down on one knee recently, and his spokeswoman confirmed today she had accepted his proposal.

However she added that rumours he was spending this week celebrating on a private yacht overseas were untrue.
So far there are no details about when they plan to walk down the aisle.

Michael has been married once before, and was with his first wife Juanita for 17 years before their relationship ended in divorce in 2006.

They had two sons together, Jeffrey, 23, and 12-year-old Marcus, and both went on to play the game that made their father famous at university.

They also have an 18-year-old daughter Jasmine.

The couple had been set to get divorced in 2002, but they attempted an unsuccessful reunion, before finally dissolving their marriage in 2006.

Juanita's reported $168 million divorce settlement was the biggest celebrity settlement up to that point.
Long term lovers: Michael has been dating Yvette for the last three years
Long term lovers: Michael has been dating Yvette for the last three years

The legendary shooting guard has had an eventful time since finally retiring from the NBA following a spell at the Washington Wizards in 2003.

He was fired from his position as the Wizards' director of basketball operations that same year, and went on to concentrate on playing charity golf tournaments, promoting his Nike clothing brand and riding motorbikes.
However he also set up a motor-racing team called Michael Jordan Motorsports in 2004, and bought a stake in NBA side the Charlotte Bobcats in 2006.

He extended his stake in the latter, and became the side's majority owner last year.

Michael is considered by many to be the finest basketball player off all-time, and his trademark slam dunks led to him being named Air Jordan and His Airness by fans.

Nike used his nickname to produce the Air Jordan brand of training shoes and other athletics apparel that have become a worldwide sales phenomenon.

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