Manuela and her husband dated each other for a particular time and shared the vow in a wedding conducted among close friends and families in 2011. After her divorce from Prince, Testolini began a close friendship with Garcia, and they are still friends. Eric Benét: Wife, Dating, Family & Friends Eric Benét married Prince's ex-wife, Manuela Testolini in 2011. Before Prince married Testolini, he was married to his backup singer Mayte Garcia from 1996 to 1999. They later welcomed their second daughter, Amoura Luna, in July 2014. On Valentine's day 2015, the 53-year-old singer showed off his beautiful family in an adorable family portrait. However, she eventually filed for divorce in 2006, and it was finalized in 2007. www.prweb.com. He has a recurring role on the MTV scripted show Kaya (2007) where he plays a music producer. Benét sang with a Top 100-style group called Gerard in the late 1980s. Prince performing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 26, 2008, in Indio, California | Photo: Getty Images. It is these virtues that formed the bedrock of her relationship with music legend Prince. Manuela Testolini and her husband Eric Benet: Image source. When Eric Benet first started dating his wife, Manuela Testolini, years ago, he thought he’d found his soulmate, which apparently he did. Benét appeared on Half & Half, in which he portrayed Reece Wilcox in 2005. She was 24 at the time, and Prince was 43. www.gettyimages.co.uk. Testolini commemorated the special day by sharing a cute picture with her husband while confessing her love for him. "Real Love" was the first single off The One and was the No. Eric has a daughter from a previous relationship named India. He also has an older daughter, India Benet, from a previous relationship. Nearly a decade after the divorce, records from the former couple's unsealed divorce papers revealed some hidden details about Prince's marriage to Testolini. In 1994, Benét signed with Warner Bros. Records, releasing his solo debut album, True to Myself in 1996. At first glance and even after taking a closer look, you can be forgiven for doubting that Manuela Testolini is already 43. Prince shut R&B crooner Eric Benet out of the Essence Black Women in Music pre-Grammy event in Hollywood because Benet is engaged to his ex-wife, Manuela Testolini, sources told Page Six.. 1 added song to Urban AC when shipped to radio in October 2011. 406 x 612 jpeg 49kB. Eric Benet Lucia Bella Benet Stock Photos and Pictures | Getty Images. While responding to a subtle diss from rapper Jay Z on the song "Kill Jay Z," the singer let the world know his wife is the undisputed queen of his heart and "the baddest girl in the world." On October 7, 2016, Benét released his eponymous seventh studio album and first major album release since 2012's "The One", the album featured guest appearances from Tamia, Arturo Sandoval and MC Lyte. Meanwhile, before his marriage to Manuela Testolini, Eric Benet was married to iconic actress Halle Berry from 2001 to 2003. A month after her birth, the proud parents shared the first photos of their daughter with Us. 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Prince and Testolini's relationship began with one of his many charitable ventures, and even though things didn't work out with their marriage, Testolini still speaks highly of the 'fierce philanthropist' she was married to for five years, before tying the knot with RnB crooner Eric Benét. For instance, the couple lived a luxurious lifestyle, but more importantly, the records also showed that Prince packed her things into a box and locked her out of their home in Chanhassen, while they were married in May 2005. Manuela Testolini is happily married to Eric Benet, an R&B and neo-soul singer and actor. Its first single, "Georgy Porgy (featuring Faith Evans)" received significant airplay, but the second single, "Spend My Life With You (featuring Tamia)", became a smash hit. Singer/songwriter Eric Benet (L) and Manuela Testolini attend the 2016 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2016 in Los Angeles. 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