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Michael Jordan asks guests invited to his upcoming wedding for vows of silence

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Yvette Prieto and Michael Jordan. Don't tell anyone what you've seen here. (Getty Images)

For most of us, a wedding invitation is something to be endured, an evening in overly nice clothes where you hope that the dinner and open bar offset the cost of the gift. But when you're talking about a celebrity, a wedding invitation is a winning lottery ticket, an opportunity to sell/tweet photos of the festivities to the unlucky uninvited.

Knowing this, Michael Jordan and his fiancee Yvette Prieto have announced that their April 27 wedding in Palm Beach, Fla., will be the gossip equivalent of a no-fly zone.

The couple's invitation apparently included, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, a card requesting guests not share any details about the wedding, as well as a request not to talk to media or anyone who might talk to the media. Oh, and leave those cell phones and cameras at home, too.

(Yes, we're aware of the irony of somebody violating a no-talk card by talking about the no-talk card.)

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According to the Sun-Times, Jordan and Prieto have a stringent prenuptial agreement, as Jordan has an estimated $650 million to protect. The newspaper indicates that their agreement gives Prieto $1 million for every year they were married should they divorce, and if they reach the 10-year mark, that payment increases to $5 million for every year. Jordan's 2006 divorce from Juanita Vanoy resulted in a payment of an estimated $168 million.

Jordan's desire for privacy is obvious and understandable. The question is: How long will it really last? Hours or minutes?

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