Prince’s first wife Mayte Garcia to publish ‘intimate memoir’

'The Most Beautiful' expected in April 2017

Prince‘s first wife is set to publish a memoir.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Mayte Garcia, his former dancer who married the star in 1996, is currently writing an “intimate memoir” called The Most Beautiful, a reference to Prince’s song ‘The Most Beautiful Girl In The World’, which Garcia inspired.

The book will be released by Hachette Books in April 2017. In a statement, Garcia says that she shared a “rare, almost otherworldly connection” with Prince and that her memoir will focus on “the highs and lows – always coming from a loving place, as this man is still a part of my family and always will be.”


Prince and Garcia had their marriage annulled in 1999 and divorced in 2000. Garcia gave birth to a son in October 1996 but the child, born with Pfeiffer syndrome, died a week later. Garcia also later suffered a miscarriage.

Prince died in April of this year, with his cause of death later revealed to be an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl.

His ex-girlfriend Charlene Friend recently described his alleged “cocaine diet” that she says he hid from her.