Michael Jordan Marries Yvette Prieto: 5 Things We Know About the Record-Breaking Ceremony

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Michael Jordan and Yvette PrietoIt was wedding bells this weekend for basketball and shoe icon Michael Jordan, 50. In a ceremony yesterday he married his girlfriend of five years, Yvette Prieto, 35.

They met at a Miami night club in 2008, two years after the former Chicago Bulls star divorced his first wife, Juanita Vanoy, after 17 years of marriage. It's Prieto's first marriage, and what a way to walk down the aisle it was.  A source told People "They've been planning for months and months. He wanted to give Yvette everything she's ever wanted."

From the sounds it, she got all that and more. Here are five things we know about the posh ceremony.

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1. It was a surprise ... sort of

They got engaged in December 2011, so we knew a wedding was coming, but the time and place was pretty well kept under wraps until the big day.

2. Location, location

It happened in Palm Beach, Florida. The ceremony took place at Episcopal church Bethesda-by-the-Sea, which is where Donald Trump married Melania in 2005 -- so you know it was swanky. The reception was at the Bears Club, a golf course near Jordan's newly built 38,000-square-foot home.

3. Guests

About 500 people attended the wedding and 2,000 people attend the reception. According to TMZ, Tiger Woods was there along with basketballers like Patrick Ewing and Scottie Pippen.

4. They broke a record

You know how you gasped when you read above that his home is 38,000 feet? Well guess how big the tent for their reception was? 40,000 feet! According to the Huffington Post, that's a record for the biggest wedding tent in history. Leave it to Michael to set a record at his own wedding.

5. The entertainment was top notch

Entertaining the guests was none other than star of The Voice, Usher. According to Contact Music, he belted out some of his biggest hits for the newlyweds.

Do you think Michael Jordan's marriage will last?

 

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nonmember avatar Edna Beaufort

I had hopes that Michael would marry a African-American woman, but we have come to expect this from Athletes and Stars. I wish Michael and his bride all the best, may God bless them!!!

Jenny... JennyG0929

I live around the corner from him, there was an amazing 10 minute fireworks show that started at 11PM

Mom2f... Mom2fourlove

What a stupid comment Edna! Keep the racism alive!

nonmember avatar Dad

Be very careful brother!!!!!!!!!

tuffy... tuffymama

Oh, come on, Mom2. You know it isn't racism when it is black against anyone else. Ha!

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nonmember avatar damien

hopefully he was smart enough to get a prenup this time

nonmember avatar Bri

It's not about being racist, it's about looking out for our own. If we don't who will? I personally don't like him because he invest in private prisons which is modern day slavery. (Look it up, do research I have)

nonmember avatar COCO

Who cares who he marries. Wish him luck and happiness. I'm a black women and I don't care who he marries. WE ARE OK WITH IT.

nonmember avatar Billie

It will last until it over

nonmember avatar guest

FACT: Michael Jordan is a well-known,notorious serial cheater just like his buddies (Tiger and Charles racist Barley) This trashy cuban chick should at least make sure MJ doesn't have hiv or a 100 other stds-also she is most likely a golddigger.

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