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Prince divorce

(BANG) - Prince and wife Manuela Testolini Nelson are to divorce.

The pop superstar's lawyer, Alan Eidsness, has revealed that divorce papers for the couple were filed at Minnesota's Hennepin County District Court on May 24.

Prince, full name Prince Rogers Nelson, and Testolini, a former employee at the star's Paisley Park charitable foundation, were married for five years.

They tied the knot in 2001, in a romantic ceremony in Hawaii, with Testolini taking the 'Purple Rain' singer's little know last name.

It is the singer's second failed marriage. He was previously married to backup singer and dancer Mayte Garcia.

The pair wed on Valentine's Day in 1996 and had a son who was born with Pfeiffer syndrome, a rare skull disease. He tragically died shortly after being born.

Prince and Garcia's union was eventually annulled in 1998.

So far, representatives for Prince and Testolini have refused to comment on the couple's split.

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