'He's with our son now': Prince's ex-wife's heartbreaking tribute to the man she'll 'love eternally'

By Kirstin Buick
22 April 2016

"He was my everything."

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She was the mother of his only child and the inspiration behind his hit The Most Beautiful Girl in the World -- now Mayte Garcia is in shock after hearing the news that her former husband Prince is dead.

"I can't even think of the words of what I'm feeling," Mayte (42) wrote on Instagram, captioning a beautiful photo of herself with the star that hangs in her home, which shows the dancer smiling coyly as Prince holds her tightly to his chest.

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"This man was my everything, we had a family," the Puerto Rican beauty added. "I am beyond deeply saddened and devastated."

The music legend (57) was found dead at his Paisley Park Estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on Thursday morning.

After the tragic news broke, Mayte was seen weeping as she spoke to someone on the phone in Los Angeles, MailOnline reports.

After the two met in 1990, Mayte was hired to dance on one of Prince's tours. They eventually wed in 1996 in Minneapolis.

Soon after, Mayte and Prince had a son, Gregory, who was diagnosed with Pfeiffer syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects the skull and bones in the hands and feet.

Gregory died a week after he was born. The couple split soon after and their marriage was eventually annulled in 1999. "I loved him then, I love him now and will love him eternally," Mayte said. "He's with our son now." Mayte, has since adopted a little girl called Gia, now four years old.

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The details surrounding the popstar's death are still uncertain and the Carver County's Sheriff Office is currently investigating.

However, multiple reports suggest his death may have been drug-related. According to TMZ, the Purple Rain singer was treated for drug addiction last week, when his private jet was forced to make an emergency landing in Illinois, hours after he performed in Atlanta.

"Prince was rushed to a hospital and doctors gave him a 'save shot'," the outlet reports, "[Which is] typically administered to counteract the effects of an opiate."

Sources: TMZ, People, MailOnline

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