Prince's private and guarded personal life was filled with love and loss

Prince's Guarded Personal Life Was Filled With Love and Loss
Prince's Guarded Personal Life Was Filled With Love and Loss

Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson, was a larger-than-life presence on any stage, but he was an extremely private person offstage.

Still, there are details about his personal life that are part of knowing the man as well as the musician.
Minneapolis-born Prince was married twice — first to Mayte Garcia, a professional dancer who toured with him.

Prince and Garcia married Valentine's Day of 1996 and had a child, Boy Gregory, later that year.
But the child died shortly after he was born. Officials determined he died of Pfeiffer syndrome, a skeletal abnormality. But that wasn't the couple's only loss.

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"We unfortunately lost two babies, so unless you have children, there's no reason to speak to your ex-husband," Garcia said on a radio show.

They divorced in 1999.

In 2001, Prince married Manuela Testolini, a former employee at his charitable foundation. They divorced in 2006.

Prince also became a Jehovah's Witness after years of religious conversations with his friend, musician Larry Graham.

Prince Rogers Nelson died at his home Thursday. He was 57 years old.

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