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Thread started 05/07/11 1:17am

lotusflow75

prince and mayté

Why are prince & mayté split up?

and that was such a lovely couple.
the pictures they seemed so happy together. confused

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Reply #1 posted 05/07/11 1:57am

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Reply #39 posted 03/18/04 11:00am

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So if I'm wrong, correct me. Why are we talking about their divorce if no one is sure why they divorced in the first place?
That's exactly the point. None of us know for sure why they divorced.

Reply #42 posted 03/18/04 11:47am

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Obviously, they've both chosen to keep it private

Prince's Divorce Settlement ( http://prince.org/msg/7/84522?&pg=2 )

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Reply #2 posted 05/07/11 3:36am

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Reply #3 posted 05/07/11 9:47am

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Reply #4 posted 05/07/11 10:10am

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They split up because @$@!!%#@%#@%Q!#$!@$!$!@ which led to @!$!$!@%@!$@!Q$!!$@!@ and ultimately broke them up... sad story you wouldn't have thought ############## nod hope you know more now about it.

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Reply #5 posted 05/07/11 10:35am

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I read an article with Mayte and she said once the baby died she knew it was over. He just threw himself into recording and she never saw him. Plus, they had a weird relationship. She was never allowed to call him.

IMO - I think Prince used the whole "Name change / no contracts" BS to get out of the marriage. "if you truley love someone you shouldn't have a contract between the two". I remember they got divorced in like '97 or '98, but they were still a couple up until '00/'01. Pretty slick

I believe it was the '01 "Celebration" at Paisley Park that I first saw Mani with Prince.

I did like the whole Mayte/Prince thang.

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Reply #6 posted 05/07/11 11:55am

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Mayte and Prince's marriage was annulled in 1999. It is common knowledge amongst most fans that Mani and Prince began dating around 1998 where she can be seen in at least one music video ("Come On" from Newpower Soul). In 1999, it was presumed many of the "break-up" type songs on Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic were to be about Mayte. Later on, on The Rainbow Children, it is suggested that Mani is the Muse to the Pharaoh (Prince) and that the old muse (Mayte) was cast out. Incidentally, it was also speculated that tracks on The Truth, Newpower Soul and One Nite Alone referenced his relationship with Mayte ("Here on Earth", "Wasted Kisses") or the baby's death ("Until U're In My Arms Again", "Comeback"). It's clear the issues resonated strongly with Prince as he had even begun constructing additions to Paisley Park on the basis of him having a family of his own there. Eventually, some of those endeavors were left to gather dust for years.

A friend of Mayte has posted on this site several times. Mostly just to keep people abreast of Mayte's goings on. However, he did dispel some rumors about Mayte cheating on Prince with a dancer and about Mayte and Prince supposedly having a very verbal fight at a nightclub. In all honesty, it seems like Prince didn't hang around much after the baby died and that the purchase of the house in Spain for Mayte was seen as sort of a consolation prize, of sorts. She lived there while Prince was banging his assistant here in the US.

I'm not really sure about the marriage annullment laws in the US so I can't say what grounds there would be to have it dissolved 3 years after it was done. However, I speculate that it was annulled to bypass alimony. She walked away with the keys to the house in Spain, but not much else (considering she may or may not have some publishing rights, etc). Again, the details of their separation aren't known, but there's been lots of speculation.

So, in essence, it appears to be that the marriage's quirky framework (Prince's rules) was shaky ground to build a relationship on and a deeply-felt catastrophe (Prince's son dying) was enough to ruin whatever was good in their relationship. Prince withdrew, even more, from the relationship until he decided it was time for it to be over for them and he made it so. For someone like Mayte, who sort of seemed like she was just along for the wild ride, it might not look like such a bad deal given how bizarre Prince was. However, witnesses who saw Prince treat Mayte badly would suggest that she was truly in love with him and that the damage done to the relationship was no small event for either of them.

At the time of their annullment, they had been together almost 10 years.

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Reply #7 posted 05/07/11 1:04pm

lotusflow75

unfortunately, such a lovely couple, if his son had to live was different. maybe then they stayed together
I hope he finds happiness again, and once again he gets a baby
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Reply #8 posted 05/07/11 4:23pm

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Dats very sad, we all knew dat Prince & Mayte loved each other from the start, she was one of his dancers, and Prince pretold Tony M dat he wanted 2 marry her.

Inevitablty sadly, the babies death was the final nail in the coffin, blamin each other and taking the impact of it.

Its sad 2 see 2 people so much in love, just depart.

But i say it must have messed up Mayte up really bad, because she started datin Tommy lee. While Prince coped by writing songs and conveying his emotions.

Sam 8)

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Reply #9 posted 05/07/11 5:46pm

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prime said:

I read an article with Mayte and she said once the baby died she knew it was over. He just threw himself into recording and she never saw him. Plus, they had a weird relationship. She was never allowed to call him.

IMO - I think Prince used the whole "Name change / no contracts" BS to get out of the marriage. "if you truley love someone you shouldn't have a contract between the two". I remember they got divorced in like '97 or '98, but they were still a couple up until '00/'01. Pretty slick

I believe it was the '01 "Celebration" at Paisley Park that I first saw Mani with Prince.

I did like the whole Mayte/Prince thang.

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Reply #10 posted 05/07/11 5:54pm

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Spinlight said:

Mayte and Prince's marriage was annulled in 1999. It is common knowledge amongst most fans that Mani and Prince began dating around 1998 where she can be seen in at least one music video ("Come On" from Newpower Soul). In 1999, it was presumed many of the "break-up" type songs on Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic were to be about Mayte. Later on, on The Rainbow Children, it is suggested that Mani is the Muse to the Pharaoh (Prince) and that the old muse (Mayte) was cast out. Incidentally, it was also speculated that tracks on The Truth, Newpower Soul and One Nite Alone referenced his relationship with Mayte ("Here on Earth", "Wasted Kisses") or the baby's death ("Until U're In My Arms Again", "Comeback"). It's clear the issues resonated strongly with Prince as he had even begun constructing additions to Paisley Park on the basis of him having a family of his own there. Eventually, some of those endeavors were left to gather dust for years.

A friend of Mayte has posted on this site several times. Mostly just to keep people abreast of Mayte's goings on. However, he did dispel some rumors about Mayte cheating on Prince with a dancer and about Mayte and Prince supposedly having a very verbal fight at a nightclub. In all honesty, it seems like Prince didn't hang around much after the baby died and that the purchase of the house in Spain for Mayte was seen as sort of a consolation prize, of sorts. She lived there while Prince was banging his assistant here in the US.

I'm not really sure about the marriage annullment laws in the US so I can't say what grounds there would be to have it dissolved 3 years after it was done. However, I speculate that it was annulled to bypass alimony. She walked away with the keys to the house in Spain, but not much else (considering she may or may not have some publishing rights, etc). Again, the details of their separation aren't known, but there's been lots of speculation.

So, in essence, it appears to be that the marriage's quirky framework (Prince's rules) was shaky ground to build a relationship on and a deeply-felt catastrophe (Prince's son dying) was enough to ruin whatever was good in their relationship. Prince withdrew, even more, from the relationship until he decided it was time for it to be over for them and he made it so. For someone like Mayte, who sort of seemed like she was just along for the wild ride, it might not look like such a bad deal given how bizarre Prince was. However, witnesses who saw Prince treat Mayte badly would suggest that she was truly in love with him and that the damage done to the relationship was no small event for either of them.

At the time of their annullment, they had been together almost 10 years.

yup.. This is my impression of the events as well. Ididn't realize it jad been 10 years. And it is true that several of those years were the Bizarre Years.

I wonder what happened to trhat friend. Wasn't his name MeltedMan?

I think he was a lawyer with the firm that handled her divorce/annullment. He became friends with Mayte and would come here and sensibly quiet the craziness that people speculated... like Mayte cheated on Prince first etc.

"Remember, one man's filler is another man's killer" -- Haystack
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Reply #11 posted 05/07/11 6:21pm

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I think Mayte dating Tommy Lee was a big finger to that whole purpledom way of life. That Prince's woman and his relationship is untouchable fantasy, not real life.

With Tommy she was more down to earth in appearance and in her aura. Wearing jeans and tshirts, going to family court to support him and discussing love life.

So different and liberating than life with Prince which must have been stifling to a young woman in her 20s.

Also, it could have been a rite of passage for her. Once going to Tommy she was closing the door on the relationship to Prince, forever. Think about it. Prince and Mayte had been together for 10 years. She was how old 26? That meant he was all she had known. His ways, his thoughts, his way of conducting relationship. His rules.

At 26/27 she had the chance to experience love in a different way with a different person... for the very first time. That had to be scary, but exhilirating to finally close that sad and bizzarre chapter in her life.

I wish the best for Mayte. I really do.

And for all that played out in public... the painful loss, the humiliating demise of her marriage in a public forum.... she really handled herself gracefully. No cryptic message on facebook like Mani or Jill. And if anyone had an ax to grind... to me Mayte is the One. (pun intended). And she just keeps it moving. No bittenress, no drama wit fans here on the Org with fake names like the latest ex. Just focus on moving forward. Very inspiring.

thumbs up!

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Reply #12 posted 05/07/11 6:34pm

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IamFunkay7 said:

They split up because @$@!!%#@%#@%Q!#$!@$!$!@ which led to @!$!$!@%@!$@!Q$!!$@!@ and ultimately broke them up... sad story you wouldn't have thought ############## nod hope you know more now about it.

lol

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Reply #13 posted 05/08/11 3:22pm

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I guess every now and then we just have to recycle the shit and get it all out. eek

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Reply #14 posted 05/08/11 5:09pm

EleanorK

I feel like an annulment is the biggest slap in the face there is ...

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Reply #15 posted 05/09/11 11:51am

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I always thought the anullment was based on Mayte being Catholic and how it is not encouraged for them to be divorced. She wouldn't be able to marry again or somethin' like that. I need to verify this with my wife, she was raised Catholic. I could be wrong ...

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Reply #16 posted 05/09/11 12:25pm

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and they say time travel is imposable!

FYI: there are some Orgers I ignore. So when I do not reply to them... that is why.
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Reply #17 posted 05/09/11 12:29pm

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PurpleLove7 said:

I always thought the anullment was based on Mayte being Catholic and how it is not encouraged for them to be divorced. She wouldn't be able to marry again or somethin' like that. I need to verify this with my wife, she was raised Catholic. I could be wrong ...

That's possible. I always saw a connection between his comments about people presenting them with "strange numbers and contracts" meaning that talk of their separation was ongoing and that Prince didn't want to pay the alimony. He did this interview with Mayte sitting next to him if I recall the one correctly.

Seems to me that 2 people who are happily married wouldn't be thinking of annulling their marriage to avoid "strange numbers and contracts"....

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Reply #18 posted 05/09/11 12:48pm

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prodigalfan said:

Spinlight said:

Mayte and Prince's marriage was annulled in 1999. It is common knowledge amongst most fans that Mani and Prince began dating around 1998 where she can be seen in at least one music video ("Come On" from Newpower Soul). In 1999, it was presumed many of the "break-up" type songs on Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic were to be about Mayte. Later on, on The Rainbow Children, it is suggested that Mani is the Muse to the Pharaoh (Prince) and that the old muse (Mayte) was cast out. Incidentally, it was also speculated that tracks on The Truth, Newpower Soul and One Nite Alone referenced his relationship with Mayte ("Here on Earth", "Wasted Kisses") or the baby's death ("Until U're In My Arms Again", "Comeback"). It's clear the issues resonated strongly with Prince as he had even begun constructing additions to Paisley Park on the basis of him having a family of his own there. Eventually, some of those endeavors were left to gather dust for years.

A friend of Mayte has posted on this site several times. Mostly just to keep people abreast of Mayte's goings on. However, he did dispel some rumors about Mayte cheating on Prince with a dancer and about Mayte and Prince supposedly having a very verbal fight at a nightclub. In all honesty, it seems like Prince didn't hang around much after the baby died and that the purchase of the house in Spain for Mayte was seen as sort of a consolation prize, of sorts. She lived there while Prince was banging his assistant here in the US.

I'm not really sure about the marriage annullment laws in the US so I can't say what grounds there would be to have it dissolved 3 years after it was done. However, I speculate that it was annulled to bypass alimony. She walked away with the keys to the house in Spain, but not much else (considering she may or may not have some publishing rights, etc). Again, the details of their separation aren't known, but there's been lots of speculation.

So, in essence, it appears to be that the marriage's quirky framework (Prince's rules) was shaky ground to build a relationship on and a deeply-felt catastrophe (Prince's son dying) was enough to ruin whatever was good in their relationship. Prince withdrew, even more, from the relationship until he decided it was time for it to be over for them and he made it so. For someone like Mayte, who sort of seemed like she was just along for the wild ride, it might not look like such a bad deal given how bizarre Prince was. However, witnesses who saw Prince treat Mayte badly would suggest that she was truly in love with him and that the damage done to the relationship was no small event for either of them.

At the time of their annullment, they had been together almost 10 years.

yup.. This is my impression of the events as well. Ididn't realize it jad been 10 years. And it is true that several of those years were the Bizarre Years.

I wonder what happened to trhat friend. Wasn't his name MeltedMan?

I think he was a lawyer with the firm that handled her divorce/annullment. He became friends with Mayte and would come here and sensibly quiet the craziness that people speculated... like Mayte cheated on Prince first etc.

He's still around smile

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Reply #19 posted 05/09/11 1:08pm

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EleanorK said:

I feel like an annulment is the biggest slap in the face there is ...

Seeing as how it means they were never actually married and their child is therefore illegitimate...yeah, pretty much.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Spinlight said:

PurpleLove7 said:

I always thought the anullment was based on Mayte being Catholic and how it is not encouraged for them to be divorced. She wouldn't be able to marry again or somethin' like that. I need to verify this with my wife, she was raised Catholic. I could be wrong ...

That's possible. I always saw a connection between his comments about people presenting them with "strange numbers and contracts" meaning that talk of their separation was ongoing and that Prince didn't want to pay the alimony. He did this interview with Mayte sitting next to him if I recall the one correctly.

Seems to me that 2 people who are happily married wouldn't be thinking of annulling their marriage to avoid "strange numbers and contracts"....

True but, this is Prince we're talkin' about and that's my man and all but, he's 'out there'. Mayte would have to be a bit 'off' (center) to deal with him (in the first place), that cat ain't Normal. I don't care how many bikes he rides and say 'I'm just like you', he hasn't been 'just like us' since he dropped his first album, maybe even before that. Mayte 'knows' ... LoL

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Reply #21 posted 05/09/11 2:38pm

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Maybe we will see a rapprochment between them...both in Hollywood, both been in the industry, both had difficult romances, maybe on a maturer level would be nice, as its obvious he was really in love, at least around the Emancipation era. Say what you like about her but she never did a kiss and tell even though she could have made loads, so that shows a certain degree of loyalty.

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rolleyes .... disbelief

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TheFreakerFantastic said:

Maybe we will see a rapprochment between them...both in Hollywood, both been in the industry, both had difficult romances, maybe on a maturer level would be nice, as its obvious he was really in love, at least around the Emancipation era. Say what you like about her but she never did a kiss and tell even though she could have made loads, so that shows a certain degree of loyalty.

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right, more loyalty than he showed her that's for sure.

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Reply #24 posted 05/10/11 4:25pm

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Such a nice couple and folks still wanna know what happened lol

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Reply #25 posted 05/10/11 4:46pm

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Spinlight said:

At the time of their annullment, they had been together almost 10 years.

Just to add...the first 5 years they were not exclusive. I lost interest after 1996 so I can't really say when Mani entered the picture.

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motherfunka said:

Spinlight said:

At the time of their annullment, they had been together almost 10 years.

Just to add...the first 5 years they were not exclusive. I lost interest after 1996 so I can't really say when Mani entered the picture.

Yeah, I believe he kinda references this being the case in the outro for "Joint 2 Joint"...

When he is in the limo, he says, "Listen, I need to get wit you. I mean for real this time." etc. Then into a song about him proposing to her.

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Reply #27 posted 05/11/11 6:28pm

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EleanorK said:

I feel like an annulment is the biggest slap in the face there is ...

Seeing as how it means they were never actually married and their child is therefore illegitimate...yeah, pretty much.

It's like the least you can do is acknowledge that that marriage happened, not just wipe the page clean.

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PurpleLove7 said:

I always thought the anullment was based on Mayte being Catholic and how it is not encouraged for them to be divorced. She wouldn't be able to marry again or somethin' like that. I need to verify this with my wife, she was raised Catholic. I could be wrong ...



Did she and Prince marry in church? As a catholic you can only marry in church one time. As prince was never catholic I doubt that they did.
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Spinlight said:

motherfunka said:

Just to add...the first 5 years they were not exclusive. I lost interest after 1996 so I can't really say when Mani entered the picture.

Yeah, I believe he kinda references this being the case in the outro for "Joint 2 Joint"...

When he is in the limo, he says, "Listen, I need to get wit you. I mean for real this time." etc. Then into a song about him proposing to her.

Holy River smile

[Edited 5/12/11 13:49pm]

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