Mayte Garcia is speaking out for the first time since music legend Prince passed away on April 21, 2016. She described her ex-husband as her “everything.”
Through her management, Mayte released an exclusive statement to People Magazine saying, “I can’t even think of the words of what I’m feeling,” she continued, “This man was my everything, we had a family. I am beyond deeply saddened and devastated.”
The entertainer went on to say, “I loved him then, I love him now and will love him eternally. He’s with our son now.”
In 1996, Mayte gave birth to the couple’s son, Boy Gregory Nelson who only lived for a week. She miscarried shortly thereafter. Mayte has said that, “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.”
The sisterhood of the Hollywood Exes remain by Mayte’s side and have gone public with their support and love for their real friend.
Drea Kelly wrote on her Instagram, “It hurts my heart to post this. Please pray for my sister @maytejannell the music world has lost #PRINCE. Let’s not forget he leaves behind a #princess….My sister @maytejannell,” Kelly continue, “She was not only his DANCER she was his WIFE and the MOTHER of his child. Divorce ends a marriage NOT LOVE.” Drea went on to write, “Her heart is broken and she needs our prayers and support. Please uplift her and send your love and positive energy. #prayfortay I LOVE YOU SISTER FRIEND LOVE THANG. #myboobookitty 4 ever”
Sheree Fletcher shared her thoughts on Instagram, writing, “Please keep @maytejannell in prayer! I can’t imagine the overwhelming feelings of loss that she must be feeling.” The Hollywood Exes star revealed, “When you share an intimate piece of your life & your heart with some1 you are always a part of them…and them you. I love you my sister and you know I’m here! I’m praying for your comfort, your strength, and your peace. God is with you! #prayforTay”
Shanna Moakler echoed that same sentiment, “Sending prayers to @maytejannell everything you said @shereefletcher our hearts are all with u.”
We are sending all our love to Mayte during this difficult time.