If you want a peek into the inner sanctum of Prince, this might just be the closest you’ll ever get. This auction is “curated” by Prince’s ex-wife Mayte Garcia and former manager Owen Husney –which makes you wonder if Prince really wants this to happen?
Vanity Fair just featured this interview with Mayte,
In an interview last year, Garcia reflected on her relationship with Prince, which ended in 2000.
“Our entire time together was amazing and surreal, and he showed me some incredible things and introduced me to incredible people,” said the ex, for whom Prince wrote “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.”
The two married on Valentine’s Day 1996 in Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis. Fittingly, white doves were released as the duo exchanged vows. Prince, as you might imagine, was not a prototypical husband—never taking Garcia on a date (although their home did have a night club inside), always wearing high heels, and, because of his mid-career name change, making it hard for Garcia to address him.
“We never had any pet names, and I don’t think in the whole time we were together I called him anything, which I guess is a bit weird.”
“I never called him Prince because I wanted him to be a person to me, not the man behind Purple Rain. Plus, technically, I was married to the Symbol. Our house was full of them, but I just couldn’t say the word. When we got married it was much easier. If someone else was there I could say, ‘Could I speak to my husband please?’”
Sadly, the two split after losing their son, Boy Gregory, a week after he was born, and suffering another miscarriage.
“There is no animosity or bad blood, and he was my husband and the father of my child. So although I am not actively in love with him, I will always love him—he’s a great guy.”
So, here are some of the superstar’s fabulously decadent costumes, props, jewelry and even his wedding china. It’s also has the 2.2-carat diamond engagement ring Prince used to propose to Garcia, his then back-up dancer (bids begin at $100,000), to a demo tape made in 1978 (starting bid, $20,000). Have a look. You can see more outfits that no one in the world could ever wear and even bid on them here at Nate D. Sanders Auctions.
(T/Y Tad; via Vanity Fair)