In what might be the oddest Chicago Bulls “reunion” that no one expected, Larsa Pippen, the 49-year-old ex-wife of Scottie Pippen, is dating Michael Jordan‘s 32-year-old son, Marcus Jordan. The two started seeing each other in the summer of 2022 and will show more of their relationship on season 6 of The Real Housewives of Miami, which features Larsa as a main cast member. The couple will also appear on The Traitors season 2 which premieres in 2024.
Larsa and Marcus initially kept their relationship on the down low due to the rift between Michael, 59, and Scottie, 57, stemming from Michael downplaying their history in The Last Dance documentary. “They glorified Michael Jordan while not giving nearly enough praise to me and my proud teammates,” Scottie wrote in his 2021 memoir, Unguarded. “Michael deserved a large portion of the blame. The producers had granted him editorial control of the final product.”
Marcus Jordan Is The Second Oldest Son Of Michael Jordan
Marcus James Jordan was born on Dec. 24, 1990. His parents are Michael Jordan and “His Airiness’s first wife, Juanita Vanoy. Michael married Juanita in 1989, a year after they welcomed their first son, Jeffrey Jordan (b. Nov. 18, 1988). Michael and Juanita would welcome a daughter, Jasmine, before going their separate ways in 2002.
In 2011, Michael proposed to longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto, and the two married in 2013. The couple welcomed twins in 2014.
Marcus Is A Former Basketball Player
Marcus played college basketball at the University of Central Florida, per ESPN. He picked the school in 2009, choosing UCF over Toledo, Iowa, and Davidson. “Marcus was looking for a place he could play, have an impact and feel comfortable on campus,” said his high school coach, Tyrone Slaughter. “The family felt there was no need to continue the recruiting process.”
“UCF really showed him that they wanted him for more than just his name and he was ready to make a decision as soon as he felt comfortable,” added Davis. “UCF made him feel comfortable. They wanted Marcus to come in to contribute right away and made him feel like he could make a big impact. They wanted Marcus for Marcus.”
Marcus Once Apologized To The Police
Marcus decided to leave the team in 2012, the same year he was fined $350 for disturbing the peace during an argument with a woman outside an Omaha, Nebraska hotel. Marcus was in Omaha for the U.S. Olympic Swim trials, and an off-duty police officer attempted to subdue Jordan after he argued with two women in the hotel’s driveway, per CBS. Following the disturbance, Jordan went to the police headquarters to apologize for his behavior.
“I can assure you, after 35 years of being a lawyer, it’s the first time I’ve ever heard of anybody going to the police station to apologize,” Omaha attorney Steve Lefler said during the court hearing. “He’s just been a sweet kid to work with.” Jordan pleaded no contest to the disturbing the peace charge, and one charge of obstructing a police officer was dropped as part of the plea bargain.
Marcus Is Also An Entrepreneur
In 2016, Marcus opened The Trophy Room in the Walt Disney World shopping and entertainment district in Orlando, Florida. The high-end sneaker store is meant to replicate Michael Jordan’s trophy room, offering Jordan’s signature shoe and other luxury sportswear. In 2019, the physical store closed while the business went online.
“We’ve had a wonderful time operating at Disney Springs,” Marcus Jordan said in a statement, per the Orlando Sentinel. “During our transition, keep a lookout for new vendors as we shift our brand focus to providing a modern atmosphere for community engagement among sneaker and fashion enthusiasts.”
Marcus Loves Travel & Shoes
In September 2022, Marcus posted an Instagram Gallery full of pics and videos from his trip to Ireland. He had gone overseas for a friend’s wedding. Earlier that summer, Marcus posed with designer Jeff Hamilton after the two ran into each other in Paris. Marcus’s Instagram feed is full of his adventures, and his love of sneakers.