February 27, 2024

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Michael Jordan smokes a cigar as he relaxes on Italy vacation with wife Yvette Prieto

NBA legend Michael Jordan is continuing to enjoy the Italy sun with wife Yvette Prieto.

The 60-year-old has been relaxing in Europe with his family this summer and was spotted smoking a cigar on a boat on the island of Capri on Tuesday.

Jordan and Prieto, 44, tend to keep a low profile but they were seen with their twin daughters on the island of Sicily last week.

The couple met in a Miami nightclub in 2008, with Jordan proposing to the Cuban-born model three years later. They married back in 2013 and a year later they welcomed their daughters, now nine.

The pair was seen soaking up the sun on a boat this week as they enjoyed some alone time.

NBA legend Michael Jordan smoked a cigar as he relaxed on vacation with wife Yvette Prieto

NBA legend Michael Jordan smoked a cigar as he relaxed on vacation with wife Yvette Prieto

Jordan and Prieto, 44, tend to keep a low profile but they were seen on the island of Capri

Jordan and Prieto, 44, tend to keep a low profile but they were seen on the island of Capri

The 60-year-old basketball icon has been relaxing in Europe with his family this summer

Jordan's wife in Italy

The 60-year-old basketball icon has been relaxing in Europe with his family this summer

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Their latest trip comes after Larsa Pippen, the ex-wife of NBA star Scottie Pippen, said she was ’embarrassed’ and ‘traumatized’ by Jordan declaring that he does not approve of her dating his son Marcus.

Jordan has been embroiled in a row with Pippen, who was married to Larsa from 1997 until 2021.

Larsa’s romance with Marcus has been a constant lightning rod ever since it began last September.

Jordan was asked last week while emerging from a Paris restaurant if he was in favor of the relationship and said with a laugh: ‘No!’ 

On a new episode of Marcus and Larsa’s podcast Separation Anxiety, the latter shared her reaction to Jordan’s remark.

Larsa ‘didn’t think it was funny’ and seemed bemused that Marcus saw the humor in the situation. 

Marcus explained that ‘my whole family, we’re all competitive. The Jordans, like, part of our DNA is to talk s***, you know? And it gets us going. It gets us motivated.’

Jordan and Prieto met in a Miami nightclub in 2008 and they tied the knot five years later

Jordan and Prieto met in a Miami nightclub in 2008 and they tied the knot five years later

Jordan donned sunglasses and a baseball cap

His wife also wore shades

Jordan donned sunglasses and a baseball cap while his wife also wore shades on Italy vacation

The pair was seen soaking up the sun on a boat as they enjoyed some alone time

The pair was seen soaking up the sun on a boat as they enjoyed some alone time

Jordan smokes a cigar as he gets in the boat alongside his wife on the island of Capri Tuesday

Jordan smokes a cigar as he gets in the boat alongside his wife on the island of Capri Tuesday

When he got wind of what Jordan said about Larsa, he ‘immediately I thought: “Like, he’s playing. he’s being jov- joking, he’s laughing. He’s, you know, just being playful.’

Marcus waggishly added that his father might have been ‘a little lit’ off tequila at the Paris restaurant Matignon the night of his viral dig at Larsa.

Larsa said she was ‘traumatized’ by the thought of people assuming she was ‘lying’ when she claimed her and Marcus’ families were ‘fine’ with the romance.

‘But I do understand that it’s not awkward for us to be together ’cause it’s us, but it probably is awkward for my ex and your dad,’ she conceded.

She insisted that neither she nor Marcus had any involvement with the bad blood between Jordan and Pippen, but acknowledged that ‘for them it probably is weird’ and added that she ‘can’t be mad’ at Jordan for his personal feelings. 

Larsa Pippen (left), 49, said she was 'embarrassed' and 'traumatized' by Jordan declaring that he does not approve of her dating his son Marcus (right), 32

Larsa Pippen (left), 49, said she was ’embarrassed’ and ‘traumatized’ by Jordan declaring that he does not approve of her dating his son Marcus (right), 32

Jordan has been locked in a feud with his fellow NBA star Scottie Pippen, who was married to Larsa from 1997 until 2021; Scottie and Larsa pictured in 2018

Jordan has been locked in a feud with his fellow NBA star Scottie Pippen, who was married to Larsa from 1997 until 2021; Scottie and Larsa pictured in 2018

Jordan (right) and Pippen (left) were legendary teammates in the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s

Jordan (right) and Pippen (left) were legendary teammates in the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s

Jordan, who won six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls between 1991 and 1998, and Pippen were legendary teammates with the Bulls in the 1990s, but their personal tensions were unearthed in the popular docuseries The Last Dance.

Pouring fuel on the fire, Pippen blasted his portrayal on the show, grousing that he ‘was nothing more than a prop.’ 

Pippen further claimed that Jordan did The Last Dance just to demonstrate to the world that he is ‘still larger than LeBron James.’

In recent weeks, Jordan has been in the headlines amid reports he is selling his majority stake in the Charlotte Hornets for an eye-watering $3billion, after 13 years as the owner of the NBA team. 

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