Ex-Wife Mayte Garcia Recalls Life As Prince’s Muse, ‘Life Was Surreal!’
Even though Prince never committed to her and their relationship ended in dust, ex-wife Mayte Garcia is mouring Prince’s death. According to Garcia, Prince was her everything and his passing leaves her beyond sad.Advertisement
“This man was my everything, we had a family. I am beyond deeply saddened and devastated,” Garcia said, as reported by Hollywood Life. Mayte happened to be the inspiration behind his song, “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.”
The couple had a son together, Gregory whom they lost within a week of his birth due to Pfeiffer Syndrome, an unusual genetic condition of the skull and bones. Mayte was only 16 when she had met Prince. She claimed she had been a virgin then, much devoted to her dancing and they had had a whirlwind love affair and marriage.
The dancer was completely won over by the musician right from the start. Young as she was, she fell in love with Prince immediately. With his passing, Garcia cannot help but recall her life with the legend. She told The Mirror that kissing was out of this world, as with the rest of their marriage. “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.”
She added Prince made her feel “abnormal” now. “I think I’m now screwed for life because my first relationship was the most bizarre relationship ever and I’m not normal anymore. I’ve kind of been spoiled and I guess I am kind of screwed-up now,” she said.
Mayte had met Prince at a dance show where Mayte’s father showed him a few of her dance videos. He was impressed that Mayte was trained in both belly dancing and in ballet since the age of eight. She started performing along with Prince when she was sixteen and their journey began as reported by Daily Mail.
She also recounted how her life was back when she was his young wife in a ‘rambling hacienda’ located in Marbella. According to Garcia, Prince never wanted his young wife to call him. She only answered his calls whenever he took time out to call her. She said she always abided by Prince laws. A little too doting and authoritative a husband, Prince looked into all the little things about her, from her hair, dress, and even jewelry. She said he made him feel she was his universe.
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