Prince’s Ex-Wife: ‘He Was My Everything’
Mayte was married to the “Purple Rain” star from 1996 to 1999. The couple actually wed and divorced on the same day, February 14. In a statement released by her manager, she writes: “I can’t even think of the words of what I’m feeling. This man was my everything, we had a family. I am beyond deeply saddened and devastated.” The couple’s son, Gregory, died a week after he was born with Pfeiffer syndrome in 1996. The condition is a rare genetic disorder that affects the skull. Mayte adds: “I loved him (Prince) then, I love him now and will love him eternally. He’s with our son now.” The seven-time Grammy winner was found dead in an elevator at his Paisley Park Studios compound in Chanhassen, Minnesota on Thursday morning.