Mayte Garcia was the shining inspiration behind Prince's massive track The Most Beautiful Girl In The World, and now his muse is coming to terms with the loss of her former husband who she told US People mag was her “everything.”
“This man was my everything, we had a family. I am beyond deeply saddened and devastated,” she tells the mag.
Gracia was living the dream when she was hired as one of Prince's dancers on his tour in 1990. Their working relationship and chemistry was so strong they then went on to produce an album together and even tied the knot in 1996. Gracia also gave birth to Prince's son in 1996, who sadly died a week after he was born with a rare genetic disorder. The two later divorced in 2000.
“I loved him then, I love him now and will love him eternally,” she continues. “He's with our son now.” Bless.
The iconic singer’s last performance was only a week ago at Atlanta's Fox Studio's, where he apparently gave such an incredible performance that there were at least four encores.
It’s a sad day for fans across the world, so we can’t even fathom Garcia’s personal heartache.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
We’ll leave you with the classic hit that brought the two together.