Michael Jordan love letter to Amy Hunter auctions for over $25,000
It would seem basketball fans are clamoring for just about anything related to Michael Jordan in the weeks following the conclusion of ESPN’s “The Last Dance.”
A 20-page love letter Jordan apparently sent to actress and model Amy Hunter sold for over $25,000 on Sunday morning:
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 31, 2020
The Chicago Bulls legend had a son (Jeffrey) with Juanita Vanoy at the time, and the two were married later in 1989.
But Michael Jordan seems to have had some kind of romantic relationship with Hunter, given the contents of the letter (from Rovell via the Baltimore Sun):
“Amy, sometimes I am the most selfish person on this earth because for one whole year all I thought about was Michael,” Jordan writes in the letter. “… I admit I made a mistake, but found it difficult to change it. Let’s say I do change the mistake. You would not believe the problems we would encounter. It is unthinkable. We wouldn‘t have a pleasant relationship or a private one. Our business up for opinions by the whole world. This is a pressure I can’t live with.”
Jordan and Vanoy would later have two more children, Marcus and Jasmine, but Juanita filed for divorce from Jordan in 2002, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Vanoy received nearly $168 million in the divorce settlement.
Of course, Michael Jordan’s love life has always been a bit of a mystery. Vanoy was rarely seen in the public eye. Jordan would marry Yvette Prietto in April 2013, though Prietto remains somewhat out of the public eye as well.
Then again, Jordan has sought more privacy and isolation outside of his role as majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets.
But “The Last Dance” seems to have opened a few more windows into Michael Jordan’s personal life, including this lengthy letter from the summer of 1989.