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Michael Jordan, Wife File for Divorce

Michael Jordan, Wife File for Divorce

Basketball star Michael Jordan and his wife Juanita divorced Friday, 17 years after the couple wed. "Michael and Juanita Jordan mutually and amicably decided to end their 17 year marriage," the couple said in a statement issued through their lawyers. "A judgment for dissolution of their marriage was entered today. There will be no further statements."
Juanita Jordan previously filed for divorce in January 2002, but withdrew her petition a month later when the couple announced they were attempting a reconciliation.
During her last divorce petition, Jordan said attempts to reconcile their marriage had failed and future ones "would be impractical and not in the best interests of the family."
Michael and Juanita Jordan met at a Chicago restaurant during his second season with the Chicago Bulls and were married Sept. 2, 1989, in Las Vegas. They have three children: Jeffrey, Marcus and Jasmine.
Michael Jordan, 43, lives in Highland Park, Ill. He is a part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats basketball team and is a five-time NBA Most Valuable Player.
He led the Bulls to six championships.