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Mayte

Mayté Jannell García (born 12 November 1973) is a dancer and singer, best known as the former wife of pop-star, Prince. Born on a military base in Alabama, García's parents (who are of Puerto Rican ancestry) relocated throughout the United States and Germany as a result of her father's military reassignments. Mayté appeared on the American television program That's Incredible! at the age of 8 as the world's youngest professional belly dancer. She graduated from Wiesbaden American High School in Wiesbaden, Germany. This is the same high school that Priscilla Presley attended while dating Elvis. Mayté first came to the attention of Prince in 1990 when her mother, Nell submitted a video cassette of Mayté's performance. Prince met the young dancer during the same year while on tour in Germany and eventually she was hired to dance in his Diamonds and Pearls tour. Her role was soon elevated as she became the focus of his next album, Love Symbol, and assumed the guise of an Egyptian princess for the concept album and 3 Chains of Gold video compilation. When Prince slimmed down the New Power Generation and changed his stage name to an unpronounceable symbol, Mayté revealed to fans her

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