His Highness Prince met Mayte Garcia when she was hired as a backup dancer for his Diamonds & Pearls tour. Allegedly, Garcia was Prince's muse for one of his albums and he believed they were soul mates who met in another life in ancient Egypt. They were wed on Valentines Day in 1996, but the high-profile marriage didn't last even three years. “I don’t really like to speak as to what happened in the marriage,” Mayte said in an interview with RealityAired.com.
“I believe in soul mates, but I don’t think they have to be forever. I look at it as a beautiful time and a growing time.”