NBA legend Michael Jordan has been spotted for the first time since the approval of his $3 billion sale of the Charlotte Hornets.
The 60-year-old Chicago Bulls icon embarked on a summer tour across Southern Europe with his stunning wife, Yvette Prieto, 44, and Villefranche-sur-Mer marks their latest stop on this Mediterranean journey.
The $3 billion Hornets sale to a group led by Rick Schnall and Gabe Plotkin was approved by the NBA board of governors on Sunday, and Jordan was seen celebrating his colossal deal with a family swim in the South of France. Jordan was spotted relaxing with Yvette on a luxurious yacht off the French Riviera town.
The couple, married for 10 years, was seen chatting and laughing with friends and family. Interestingly, they appeared to be on the $115 million M’Brace, a 74.5-meter yacht completed in 2018. The yacht can accommodate 12 guests in 8 separate cabins and features a private swimming pool. Jordan was later seen playfully teasing Yvette as he pretended to push her into the water.
The Hall of Famer then took a plunge, diving off the back of the large yacht. He swam around before returning to the boat to dry off, while Yvette showcased her toned figure in an orange bikini, sunbathing on the deck.
Relaxing on a reclining chair, Jordan enjoyed quality time with his family as one of their twin daughters leaned in for a kiss.
Yvette, adorned with oversized diamond studs, was all smiles during the family gathering on the yacht’s deck before cooling off in an AquaBana inflatable next to the luxury vessel.
This family outing marked Jordan’s first public appearance since the approval of the Hornets’ sale. The transaction is expected to be finalized in the coming weeks, with Jordan retaining a minority ownership stake in the club.
News of Jordan’s negotiations to sell the team to Plotkin and Schnall first emerged in March.