Prince's marriage has ended because of his infatuation with his new protege, it has been claimed.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that the pop superstar and his wife, Manuela Testolini Nelson, were calling time on their relationship after five years of marriage.
Prince's lawyer, Alan Eidsness, said that divorce papers for the couple were filed at Minnesota's Hennepin County District Court on May 24.
So far, no official reason has been given for the split, but it has now been claimed that the union imploded because of the amount time Prince has been spending with his new act, Tamar.
A source told the New York Post, "Prince has been spending an inordinate amount of time with his new protege. He is trying to get her signed with a major label and has her doing the rounds.
Everyone takes the meeting because of Prince, but she's just a pretty girl singing Prince songs. It's not very good. He hasn't found a taker, but he is smitten with her."
Prince, full name Prince Rogers Nelson, and Testolini tied the knot in 2001, in a romantic ceremony in Hawaii, with Testolini taking the 'Purple Rain' singer's little known last name.
It is star's second failed marriage. He was previously married to backup singer and dancer Mayte Garcia but their union was annulled in 1998.
So far, representatives for Prince and Testolini have refused to comment on the couple's split.