Michael Jordan, 50, and His Young Wife, Yvette Prieto, Are Having a Baby

At 50 years old, Michael Jor­dan is going to be a father again. The retired NBA star and his 35-year-old wife, Yvette Pri­eto, have just revealed that after seven months of mar­riage, they’re expect­ing their first child together. The news was con­firmed by Jordan’s rep. This is the first child for Pri­eto, but Jor­dan already has three other kids aged 25, 22, and 20 from his first marriage.

It wasn’t too long ago that a rumor sur­faced claim­ing that Jor­dan had had a vasec­tomy done after his first mar­riage ended, but Pri­eto allegedly made him reverse the pro­ce­dure because she wanted kids. Jordan’s rep denied that there was ever a vasec­tomy done in the first place, but now we’ll never really know for sure. The celebrity cou­ple hasn’t yet revealed when their baby is due.

Jor­dan may be older than most new dads, but it isn’t uncom­mon for May-December rela­tion­ships. Kids are always a tricky topic when there’s a large age dif­fer­ence between the man and woman, but that doesn’t mean it can’t work. Fifty really isn’t as old as it used to be. And just because Jor­dan is a lit­tle older, it doesn’t mean he’s not capa­ble of look­ing after his new fam­ily; he’s still in great shape and it doesn’t hurt that he’s still esti­mated to be worth $650.0 million.

What do you think: Is 50 too old to be hav­ing kids?


Hill, N., “Michael Jor­dan To Become A Father At 50 With Wife Yvette Pri­eto,” Contactmusic.com, Novem­ber 30, 2013; http://goo.gl/5WVfAH.

“Michael Jor­dan Net Worth,” Celebrity Net Worth web site; http://goo.gl/7sxk4h, last accessed Decem­ber 2, 2013.

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