Nona Still Bitter About Prince Betrayal08 May 2003
The pop superstar was 16 years older than Marvin Gaye's daughter when he
told mutual friends the two were to wed, but he then proposed to his future
wife MAYTE - and added to Gaye's pain with a diamond display at a New York
The actress recalls, "I never really knew him, and I never let him really
know me. I tried to be this woman I thought he wanted - very passive, letting
"He told a friend of mine he was going to marry me and take care of me. I
knew I wouldn't get anything better than that from him, so I believed it.
"After that we were in New York, and he asked me to come see his show.
Mayte, one of his dancers, flashed the engagement ring he'd given her from the
"When I asked him about it afterwards, he was very evasive and defensive.
I haven't spoken to him since. It upsets me that we ended things that way,
because at one point he was really, really important to me."
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