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Prince's ex-wife Mayte Garcia: It was the most bizarre relationship ever but I will always love him
He wrote the Most Beautiful Girl in the World song for her, he wore stiletto heels at all times and she never addressed him as anything at all. Ever. Garcia and Prince perform on stage, My life with Prince


She was a beautiful, belly-dancing ingénue just 16 years old. He was a multi-millionaire pop superstar, a global icon and, at 32, twice her age.

The four-year love affair between Prince and Mayte Garcia culminated in an extravagant marriage ceremony, an outlandish life­­style and tragically, the loss of two children.

She also says the relationship “screwed” her for life and she can’t find lasting love.

In her first British interview in nine years, Mayte gives a fascinating insight into the weird world of one of the planet’s most eccentric pop stars.

“When we met I was a virgin and had never been with anybody,” she reveals.

“I’d always been a very focused dancer and very protected. Prince was my first crush, and my first love, but we didn’t start to get serious until I turned 18. He was very respectful.

“I remember our first kiss, and thinking, ‘Oh God, oh wow, this is not happening!’

“I remember it being overwhelming and weird. Our entire time together was amazing and surreal, and he showed me some incredible things and introduced me to incredible people.”
Glamour: With Prince at 1999 fashion show

He also expressed his feelings for Mayte in quite some style, writing the song The Most Beautiful Girl In The World for her.

Mayte says: “All the songs he wrote for me, that’s a pretty hard act to follow. I’ve dated a couple of guys, musicians, who have written me poems or songs and I’m like, ‘Seriously, don’t even go there. You can’t compete!’

“But I think I’m now screwed for life because my first relationship was the most bizarre relationship ever and I’m not normal any more. I’ve kind-of been spoiled and I guess I am kind-of screwed-up now.”

The pair were introduced backstage at a Prince show after he’d seen a video of her bellydancing. They stayed in touch and two years later she joined his band and became an integral part of his life. Images Icon: Prince

They married on Valentine’s Day, 1996, in Prince’s home town of Minneapolis. Mayte, then 22, wore a necklace of the famous Symbol that Prince had adopted as his name. White doves were released as they exchanged vows. became pregnant almost at once, but their son Boy Gregory died just a week after birth due to Pfeiffer syndrome, a rare defect of the skull. That loss, followed by a miscarriage not long afterwards, tore the grieving couple apart.

Mayte explains: “To lose two babies is really scary... it really caught on me emotionally, physically, everything. It took me at least 15 years to get over it and still, to this day, I miss my son.

“I believe a child dying between a couple either makes you stronger or it doesn’t. For me, it was very, very hard to move forward and for us as a couple I think it probably broke us.” TO PAGE 2
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