Michael Jordan Set to Marry For the Second Time

michael jordan Yvette Prieto - P 2011
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michael jordan Yvette Prieto - P 2011

The former basketballer, who proposed to longtime girlfriend, model Yvette Prieto, on Christmas Day, joined Steven Tyler, Matthew McConaughey, John Legend, Danny Gokey and Wynonna Judd in the ranks of 2011's holiday engagements.

The holiday engagements just keep coming.

Former Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan confirmed to Charlotte, N.C.'s WCNC NewsChannel 36 that he proposed to longtime girlfriend, Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto, on Christmas Day. 

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The Charlotte Bobcats majority owner and his first wife, Juanita Jordan, were married for 17 years but divorced in 2006. They have three children, Jeffrey, 23, Marcus, 21, and Jasmine, 19. 

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He wasn't alone in his holiday proposal. Actor Matthew McConaughey, singer John Legend, American Idol alum Danny Gokey and judge Steven Tyler also popped the question over the holidays, and singer Wynonna Judd said "Yes" to fellow musician Scott "Cactus" Moser.