I don’t like saying ex, because in my world, I didn’t divorce him.
She adds that while Prince had no tattoos, by her definition, he should have been tattooed all over.
Mayte met Prince when she was only 16-years-old The year was 1990 — Garcia met Prince while at a concert in Germany.
The Alabama-born Puerto Rican's mom, who was a huge fan of the iconic "Purple Rain" singer, passed along a video to Prince of her daughter dancing.
Then, a few weeks later, he reaches out to you and before you know it you're one of his dancers and then his first-ever wife.
"Any kind of loss helps when you talk about it," she says, recalling how she got through her divorce through talking with support groups, family, and friends. "If he never wanted you to get bangs, go out and get bangs!
" Stage Two: Getting Over It Grow tough skin "You've got to just have tough skin to get over it," Garcia says.
But his family and those closest to him have probably had the most difficult time dealing with his passing, and that includes his first wife Mayte Garcia.
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