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Michael Jordan ends 17 years marriage

The basketball player and his wife Juanita have mutually and amicably decided to end their marriage.

india Updated: Dec 30, 2006 17:20 IST

Michael Jordan and his wife, Juanita, filed for divorce Friday after 17 years of marriage.

"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 previous 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."

The couple 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. The 43-year-old Jordan, a part owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, led the Bulls to six NBA titles and was a five-time league MVP.

First Published: Dec 30, 2006 17:20 IST