Prince’s second wife, Manuela Testolini Nelson, has filed for divorce from the pop superstar, his attorney has confirmed.
Patrick Cousins, Prince’s general counsel, said Wednesday the case was pending. He had no further comment.
Edward Winer, attorney for Nelson, issued a statement Thursday saying it was a difficult decision for Nelson to seek the divorce and that she hoped for a “cooperative resolution” and a quick end to the case.
The Star Tribune reported on its Web editions Wednesday that the case was filed May 24. A court administrator told the AP the case was sealed on July 11.
Prince, 48, has rarely spoken publicly about his marriage to Nelson. He married dancer Mayte Garcia in 1996; that union ended in 1998.
The Minneapolis-based singer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. He recently closed his NPG Music Club Web site, surprising many fans.