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Prince’s ex-wife Mayte Garcia spoke out about her marriage with the singer Thursday after he died at age 57. They are pictured June 9, 1999. Getty Images

Mayte Garcia, an ex-wife of Prince, spoke out about their “bizarre” marriage after the star died Thursday. He wrote the song “Most Beautiful Girl in the World” for her, and wore high heels at all times. These are just some of the details Garcia told the Mirror Thursday about her love affair with the musician.

“When we met I was a virgin and had never been with anybody,” she told the Mirror about meeting Prince backstage at one of her concerts. He had seen a video of her belly dancing.

She was 16 at the time. “I’d always been a very focused dancer and very protected. Prince was my first crush, and my first love, but we didn’t start to get serious until I turned 18. He was very respectful.”

Garcia said she is “screwed-up” now, being spoiled by Prince. “All the songs he wrote for me, that’s a pretty hard act to follow,” she said. “I’ve dated a couple of guys, musicians, who have written me poems or songs and I’m like, ‘Seriously, don’t even go there. You can’t compete!’ ” She added her first relationship was also the most “bizarre” one.

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Prince performs on ABC’s Good Morning America Concert Series in New York City on June 16, 2006. Getty Images

They were married in 1996 when she was 22. She became pregnant early into their marriage. But their son, Boy Gregory, died a week after his birth from Pfeiffer syndrome.

It’s one of the things that tore them apart. “I believe a child dying between a couple either makes you stronger or it doesn’t. For me, it was very, very hard to move forward and for us as a couple I think it probably broke us,” she said.

The couple split up in 2000 after four years of marriage.

She’s not the only one of Prince’s ex’s to speak out. Carmen Electra issued a statement via Instagram after she heard the news. “I feel so sad and confused right now,” she wrote to her 506,000 Instagram followers Thursday. “I’m in shock! I love u, Prince. Hope you’re comfortable and peaceful now. Play on, my love, play on.”

Prince’s publicist Yvette Noel-Schure confirmed his death. The legendary artist was best known for songs like “Little Red Corvette,” “1999,” “Kiss,” “When Doves Cry,” and “Let’s Go Crazy.”

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