Prince's Ex-Wife Writes About Their Late Son in New Book

Prince's ex-wife Mayte Garcia delves into the couple's four-year marriage-and the tragedy which broke their hearts-in her new memoir, The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince. It's due April 4, shortly before the first anniversary of the music icon's death on the 21st.

Prince's ex-wife Mayte Garcia has claimed that the late singer burned their son's ashes after he passed away at six days old in 1996 after being born with rare genetic disorder Pfeiffer syndrome type 2. His head was misshapen, his hands and feet were webbed and his eyes were lidless and dry. A moment that was at once the happiest and most bad of their lives, for her and Prince: " I cannot describe the face of my husband. "I'm sure he knew what my reaction would be". In the book, she recalls being 22 when she found out she was pregnant with their son.

She didn't specify whether it was because the procedure violated his religious beliefs or because it involves a risk of miscarriage.

"They brought the baby over to us".

"Please, bless this child. We know you won't allow this child to be harmed".

In later tests, Garcia's obstetrician noticed that the baby's ultrasound measurements were off and that he might be affected by dwarfism. "And?" the singer asked. He said, 'I think I've done everything I've come to do'.

During another instance, Garcia says Prince begged her to return to his hotel room and "flush some pills [that he told her he'd left there] down the toilet".

The two, who had long hoped for a baby, had a son together they named Amiir-Arabic for "prince". "I know I haven't".

"And then they held the baby up to those harsh lights", she continues.

"The elation on my husband's face turned to pure terror", Garcia wrote.

Amiir passed just six days later.

"I've learned that not many couples make it after the loss of a child", she tells People magazine.

The star died April 21 at age 57 from an accidental painkiller overdose. He was curled on his side, gasping shallow little gulps of air.

Garcia describes in a new memoir how she and Prince had been over the moon about her pregnancy - with him building a swing set in their yard in anticipation of the baby - before things went horribly awry.

Elsewhere in the memoir, Garcia reveals how she was invited to join Prince's 1992 Diamonds And Pearls tour after her mother sent in a video of the teen belly dancing.

Garcia then writes: "'I caught hold of his tiny hand, saying over and over, 'Mama loves you, Mama's here". "In retrospect, I don't know what to think".

  • Salvatore Jensen