Prince’s Ex-Wife Manuela Testolini Is Building a School in His Memory

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Prince and Manuela Testolini. Photo: Carlo Allegri/Getty Images

Just a few days before his death, Prince's ex-wife Manuela Testolini told him she was building a school in his honor. "My heart aches that the school will now be built in his memory," Testolini told The Hollywood Reporter. Prince and Testolini met in Prince's hometown of Minneapolis while she was working for his charitable foundation; they were married from 2001 to 2006. Today she runs the In a Perfect World Foundation in Los Angeles. Testolini released this statement:

"Prince and I had a magical journey together and I loved him immensely. The world knew him as a musical genius — I knew him as a husband, friend and fierce philanthropist. Philanthropy brought us together and it was Prince who encouraged me to start my own charity over 10 years ago. I just reached out to him a few days ago to let him know that I was building a school in his honor. My heart aches that the school will now be built in his memory. His passing leaves me with such a devastating feeling of pain and loss. The love we shared, the music he made and our life together is forever engraved in my heart. I will always love and respect him. I am heartbroken beyond words.”