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Michael Jordan Welcomes Twin Daughters Victoria and Ysabel

02/11/2014 at 11:00 PM ET

Michael Jordan Yvette Prieto Welcome Identical Twin Daughters Victoria and Ysabel
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Michael Jordan has more to be happy about than just the improved play of his NBA franchise.

His wife, Yvette Prieto Jordan, delivered identical twin daughters Victoria and Ysabel on Sunday, Feb. 9 in West Palm Beach, Fla., his rep confirms.

“Yvette and the babies are doing well and the family is overjoyed at their arrival,” spokeswoman Estee Portnoy says.

The couple announced the pregnancy in November, although they never publicly confirmed that they were expecting twins. After meeting six years ago at a Miami club, Jordan, 51 next week, and Prieto Jordan, 35, tied the knot last April.

Jordan has three grown children — sons Jeffrey, 25, and Marcus, 23, as well as daughter Jasmine, 21, with ex-wife Juanita Vanoy, whom he divorced in 2006 after 17 years of marriage.

He won six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls and was a 14-time All-Star and five-time league MVP.

Jordan is the owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats, who are currently the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference and have a chance to make the postseason for the first time since he took over as majority owner in 2010.

– Associated Press

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AG on

Congratulations to them! :-)

joy on

Awe , Congrats to them. He will be almost 70 yrs old when these twins turn 18, WOW!

Can’t wait to see pictures of the little ones.

4tmama on

Twins ARE the greatest, congrats!!

Mandy on

So happy for them! Babies are always a blessing.

MomOfTwinz on

Twins are truly a double blessing. Congrats!!

genibre2013 on

Isabel with a y?! Head smack. Idiocy prevails.

Google is thy friend on

@genibre2013 —– Considering that Ysabel is the Medieval Spanish form of Isabel, I head smack in your general direction of idiocy.

Danielle on

@ genibre2013 Ysabel is actually a Spanish spellig of “Isabel” his wife or Jordan himself may have some Spanish ancestry.

Zaria on

@genibre2013…I suggest that next time (before you consider calling someone an idiot for their child’s name choice) you remember (and respect!) that there are more than one way to spell a name, especially in different languages and nationalities!

lori on

@genibre, oh how I love when that happens. You try so hard to be snarky and witty and it bites you in the butt. Embarrassing.

K. on

My cousin used to be a huge fan of Michael. Aaah, brings back memories. Congratulations.

Ris on

This girl got her payday

Marcia on

Those are going to be some gorgeous girls.

Carrie M on

Congrats Michael! Double diapers and double happiness!!

lisa on

He’s so sleazy..howcould anyone marry him & bring children into the world with him? She must be okay with getting various stds

Chitown gurl on

Congrats MJ..be ready for Double Trouble..:)..hopefully you can still show them some of your moves when they r older..lol

sophie on

remembering him in clubs taking home a different pretty girl each night (unfortunately, even before his divorce), it’s hard to look at this as more than a gold digger who scored (pun intended).

call me a hater (and yes, i’m being one). but, there is a whole other side to jordan that only chicago folks saw in the later years, and it is the furthest thing from a happy family man.

i wish them the best of luck, and hopefully this time it will be different.

Reather on

Congratulations to the Jordan family. Stay involved in the life of your older children. Too often parents forget their first families. All children are blessings. Old and young, babies to young adults.

Gina on

Anchor babies…

Gina on

To Sophie – I agree with you. She is a golddigger and Michael better get ready to pay up!

Sun on

I was told I was having identical twins while I was pregnant (they could only see one placenta) but we found out later that they have different blood types and cannot be identical because of that. You don’t know for sure unless you test to see if they are identical. The placentas can fuse together early on and act as one placenta.

London Bridge on

Congratulations to Michael & Yvette! I wish the girls good health & much happiness. As a twin myself, it can be twice the fun!

Rebecca on

Gorgeous names! :)

Cristo on

He is happy having daughters since his oldest daughter is a lesbian.

Sasha on

I agree with Sophie!

Just Me on

Genibre2013. – my great grandmother was named Ysabel. I guess her mom was a trendy lady back in the late 1800s in Mexico.

Sadie on

Congratulations to them! Is it me or does it seem like twins are as common as singletons these days? What is going on? I can only think of 5 sets of twins growing up. In the last 10 years twins births have exploded, esp. in the celebrity world.

Anonymous on

Sun- You can also tell if twins are identical if they share an amniotic sack or a chorion (the outer sack, there are actually two). Fraternals always have their own.

Anyway, congrats to them!

bebe on

He’s a new grandpa – I mean – a new father!

madows carol on

Always copy is best!!!!

susan on

They look like a Cute couple. Good luck.

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