Prince's Ex-Wife: 'He's With Our Son Now'
Mayte Garcia endured great tragedy with the star
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2016 2:10 AM CDT
Updated Apr 22, 2016 6:39 AM CDT
Mayte Garcia inspired Prince's 1994 song "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World."   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – The woman who inspired Prince's 1994 song "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" is in mourning after his shocking death Thursday. Mayte Garcia, a former tour dancer who married Prince in 1996, gave birth to their son the same year. The baby, named "Boy Gregory," died a week later from the rare genetic disorder Pfeiffer syndrome. The couple split two years later and formally divorced in 2000. "This man was my everything, we had a family. I am beyond deeply saddened and devastated," she tells People. "I loved him then, I love him now and will love him eternally. He's with our son now." (As the world mourns, sales of Prince's music have soared.)