Marcus Jordan, son of six-time NBA champions Michael Jordan, seems to be really in love with Larsa Pippen, the ex-wife of his father’s former Chicago Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen, whose net worth is estimated to be $20 million.
For almost a year, the two have been traveling around the world flaunting their relationship, but now the flex has a sparkle to it.
On Thursday, Aug. 17, the 49-year-old “Real Housewives of Miami” star set social media on fire when paparazzi caught a glimpse of a diamond ring the beauty was wearing at Catch Steak in West Hollywood.
She also wore the ring at the Drake concert at Kia Forum in Los Angeles the night before and during dinner with the Canadian star and her man after the show at Jones, also in West Hollywood.
It was not just the ring that commanded the attention, but also the fact that Marcus Jordan was walking hand-in-hand with her and would share hours later that he wants to make her his wife one day, according to RadarOnline.
Wait A Minute. It’s a Promise Ring
Immediately, people believed that the ring was the first declaration of an engagement between the two.
However, that would be untrue.
The 32-year-old has not asked Larsa Pippen to be his Mrs. He bought her a promise ring to declare his intentions.
“He gave her a promise ring. The two have been talking marriage, “ one insider said.
What exactly is a “promise ring?”
According to Brides.com, “A promise ring is a step up from dating.” While nowadays, a promise ring is often exchanged as a gesture before an engagement, it doesn’t always lead to engagement.
Pippen and Jordan
Many believe marriage talk for Pippen and Jordan is too soon, but according to People, the couple met in 2019 and have a “great foundation as friends.”
The rumors that they were dating started in September 2022, when the couple were seen on a lunch date and at the Rolling Loud concert in New York City.
Larsa Pippen and Marcus Jordan swiftly captured public attention due to their significant 16-year age gap and intricate familial relationships.
Scottie Pippen is rumored not to be particularly happy about the two getting together. Another person not interested is Marcus Jordan’s billionaire father. When asked if he approved of the relationship, he flat-out told paparazzi “no.”
Marcus’s Money Path
Even with his dad’s disapproval, the GOAT’s second-oldest son, will not have to ask his father for a penny. He has managed to build his own $1.5 million portfolio.
The former college basketball player has his own design retail boutique, the Trophy Room, that capitalizes on the Jordan brand. According to Money Inc., Marcus Jordan started the company in 2016 and it has blown up by him selling exclusive sneakers and sportswear.
The concept for the company was inspired by the actual Jordan family home’s trophy room where the five-time NBA MVP displayed his awards, achievements, and other accolades.
According to celebrity net worth website CAKnowledge, Marcus Jordan also makes money from the fee he charges for appearing at events and promotions.
Larsen Pippen is doing well also. The former model, TV personality, and fashionista has an estimated net worth of $10 million, considerably more money in her pot than her hope-to-be spouse.