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Michael Jordan marries former model Yvette Prieto

April 29, 2013|By Chuck Schilken | This post has been corrected. See the note below

Michael Jordan married longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto in Palm Beach, Fla., over the weekend. But you probably already knew that.

In fact, there's a pretty good chance you were actually at the wedding of the 50-year-old NBA legend and the 35-year-old former model from Cuba, or at least the lavish reception held at a private golf club in Jupiter near Jordan's home.

Somewhere between 300 and 500 guests were transported by tour buses to the ceremony Saturday at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church.

What? You weren't there squished between Tiger Woods and Spike Lee, trying to somehow peer around Patrick Ewing to get a view of the happy couple who decided to tie the knot after five years of dating?

Well, then surely you were among the 2,000 to 2,200 guests in what is calling "the largest tent in wedding history" -- 40,000 square feet, which made it 5,000 square feet larger than Jordan's nearby home -- for the reception.

OK, neither was I. Even for an event this big, I guess it was pretty exclusive -- family members, celebrities, people who helped the groom win NBA titles, those sorts.

So don't feel too bad about being left out. It's not our fault they didn't get a bigger tent.

[For the record, April 29, 2013, 1:43 p.m.: An earlier version of this post said the reception was held in Juniper, Fla.]


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