Prince’s ex-wife Mayte Garcia spoke to People about her late ex-husband. “This man was my everything, we had a family. I am beyond deeply saddened and devastated,” she told the magazine.
“I loved him then, I love him now and will love him eternally. He’s with our son now.”
The pair married in 1996, and later that year, they lost a son, Gregory, who died a week after he was born, due to Pfeiffer syndrome. They formally divorced in 2000.
The iconic, genre-defying singer died earlier today at age 57; CBS News reported that Prince died at his home, Paisley Park. “First responders attempted to provide lifesaving CPR,” they reported, “but were unable to revive the victim,” per a statement from the local sheriff’s department. “He was pronounced deceased at 10:07 a.m.” No cause of death has been reported.