Every King needs his queen, and back in the 90’s Michael Jordan had Juantia. The couple eloped and married in Vegas in 1989- word is they were in jeans- It was MJ’s fifth year in the league. The couple had no pre-nup but did sign a post-nuptial agreement.
After 18 yeas of being a basketball wife – and all the drama that comes along with that title- the two divorced in 2007 with Juanita collecting $168 million in the settlement. The ex-Mrs Jordan recently gave an interview to Chicago Business Insider where she discussed life after divorce and if she still talks to her recently married ex.
Juanita on her goals after the divorce
“I wanted to simplify my life. I got off boards, I downsized the way I lived. I had to because I wasn’t going to be in a huge house. I really looked forward to the basic things: my children and my good friends,”
“I thought I’d open my own business,” she says. “But it was important for me to remain in my kids’ lives as much as possible, even through college. And that required a lot of time.” So she has kept her real estate license active and focused on helping her children settle into adult life.
On her current relationship with Michael
Ms. Jordan says she and Mr. Jordan still talk. “Mostly our conversations are about the children. I don’t remember him saying, ‘By the way, I’m getting married,’ ” she says, chuckling at the thought. “Divorce was certainly new to me. I had to learn that you have to communicate. That it’s not about you or your ex-partner. It’s about making sure the children are all right.”