Mayte Garcia Biography
Mayte Garcia is an American dancer, actress, and singer. She rose to fame after she first came to the attention of Prince in 1990 when her mother submitted a videocassette of her performance to a dancer. She was later married to Prince for four years and has worked with various artists, including Britney Spears.
Mayte Garcia Age
Mayte was born on November 12, 1973, at Fort Rucker, Alabama. She is 47 years old.
Mayte Garcia Height
Mayte stands at a height of 163 cm, her body weight is 53 kg (118 pounds) and she has the eye color of Hazel.
Mayte Garcia Family
Mayte was born at Fort Rucker, Alabama, army base. Her parents are both of Puerto Rican descent. She is the daughter of John who was a United States military pilot, and Janelle (also known as simply Nelly) who was a dancer.
Mayte has an older sister Janice. They grew up in both Germany and the United States. Mayte spent the summers of her childhood with her extended family in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Mayte began belly dancing at age three. At the age of 7 years on May 12, 1981, Mayte appeared on the American television program That’s Incredible! as the world’s youngest professional belly dancer. She graduated from General H. H. Arnold High School in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Mayte Garcia And Prince
When Mayte was 16-year-old in 1990 she met Prince backstage in Barcelona after he saw a tape of her dancing. After she graduated high school in Germany, she became a member of the New Power Generation. She was eighteen.
After she moved to Minneapolis, Prince and members of Prince’s team helped set her up with her own apartment. “At first, I stayed at the Sofitel, then they moved me to a nice little prairie house at the Country Suites, but I couldn’t even make a cup of tea there, so they got me an apartment and rented furniture” Mayte stated.
When she was 19 years old, she says Prince instructed her to get on birth control thus beginning their sexual relationship. After a four-year courtship, Mayte married Prince.
The couple’s only child, Amiir, was born on October 16, 1996. Amiir was born with Pfeiffer syndrome and unable to breathe without a ventilator, he died six days after his birth. A week later, they were interviewed on Oprah, where they pretended their son was still alive.
According to Mayte, they were unable to process his death. “We believed he was going to come back, that souls come back. We didn’t want to acknowledge he was gone.” After a subsequent miscarriage, the couple’s marriage deteriorated and they eventually divorced in 2000.
According to Mayte it was a difficult separation and in her book, she reveals that all she wanted to take away from the union were the ashes of her son Amiir, but she could never get in touch with her ex after they split.
Mayte Garcia Daughter
Currently, Mayte resides in Las Vegas with her daughter Gia, whom she adopted in 2013. Mayte is a vegetarian and an animal rights activist for PETA.
Mayte Garcia Tommy Lee
Mayte and Tommy Lee were engaged for 8 months. The pair dated for 1 year after getting together in Jul 2001. The couple was engaged in Aug 2002 but later separated on 30th Apr 2003.
Mayte Garcia Belly Dance
She choreographed the belly dancing routines for Britney Spears’ “I’m a Slave 4 U” music video, as well as Spears’ now-iconic performance of the song at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.
Mayte Garcia Career
In 1990 that when Mayte began her dancing career. In 1990 she came to the attention of Prince when her mother submitted a videocassette of her performance to a dancer in hopes they would pass the tape on to Prince. Within minutes Prince met the young dancer after viewing the video while on tour in Germany. After Mayte turned eighteen, she was hired to dance during his Diamonds and Pearls Tour.
Mayte assumed the guise of an Egyptian princess for the concept album and the 3 Chains o’ Gold video compilation. She was in Prince’s band, The New Power Generation, from 1992 to 1996. Afterward, during Prince’s tour in 1998 and 1999, she remained an associate of the NPG, dancing occasionally.
Prince produced an album for her in 1995, titled Child of the Sun, for a European release on his NPG Records label. The album had one single released overseas, “If I Love U 2 Nite”.
She was the artistic director of the New Power Generation Dance Company on their Around the World in a Day tour in 1997. Mayte also directed the music videos for “The One” for Prince. She choreographed the belly dancing routines for Britney Spears’ “I’m a Slave 4 U” music video, as well as Spears’ now-iconic performance of the song at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. Mayte released a book titled The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince in 2017 about her professional and personal relationship with Prince.
Mayte Garcia Films
- Hindi film Dus (2005) as a dancer, and
- Firehouse Dog (2007).
- 2005, she appeared as a flight attendant in the Spanish language film El Vacilon.
Mayte Garcia Tv Shows
Mayte has guest-starred on a number of television series, such as 2 Broke Girls, Psych, The Closer, Las Vegas, Nip/Tuck, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians. On the 2007 ABC television series Big Shots she appeared twice as a reporter.
Mayte had a recurring role on Lifetime’s Army Wives (2008–2009) as Jennifer Connor. She starred on Sí TV’s 2004–05 program Across the Hall with Eric Cubicle. She was a judge on the first season of Oxygen’s Dance Your Ass Off in 2009. She began appearing as a principal cast member on VH1’s reality show Hollywood Exes on June 25, 2012.
Mayte Garcia Net Worth
Mayte has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million dollars.
Mayte Garcia Book
Mayte released a book titled The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince in 2017. It is about her professional and personal relationship with Prince.