Paternity Test Proves That Prince Rogers Nelson Left a Son.
Genetic testing verifies one unidentified man's claim to be the Purple Rain singer's illegitimate son.
August 1, 2016
Update 8/8/16: We have photos and the identity of Prince's son! http://www.smobserved.com/story/2016/08/08/news/court-documents-reveal-the-name-of-princes-son/1727.html
Independent genetic testing at a Santa Monica lab, has verified that an unidentified man in his 30s whose mother allegedly had several liaisons with Prince in the 1980s, has DNA showing Prince has a 99% probability of being the man's father.
Prince Rogers Nelson died from a fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota on April 21, 2016. He was 57. His staff found the singer dead in an elevator and called 911. He died unmarried and without a will. Prince left no living children and no obvious heirs to his estimated net worth $300 million estate, other than one full sister, Tyka Nelson. So it was believed.
SMObserved.com has learned that genetic testing does in fact verify the authenticity of one claimant, to be the illegitimate child of the Purple Rain star. This child, a young man who is now an adult, is the son of Prince and a woman who, in the 1980's used to perform in the same clubs as the singer (though the mother was not a member of Prince's band).
The claimant, who never met his father, has negotiated with the Singer's estate and preserved his privacy (i.e., his mother desired anonymity) until today. However, if he wants to share in his estate, he will have to either settle his claim, or come forward with a legal filing in Court by the end of September.
Genetic testing has verified his claim, we have learned, so the Estate may ultimately settle with him. Since the Court must approve the settlement, the entire story will soon be public information whether or not the settlement is contested.
On April 26, 2016, Prince's sister and only full sibling Tyka Nelson filed court documents in Carver County, Minnesota, to open a probate case, stating that no will had been found. Prince's five half-siblings also have a claim to his estate. As of three weeks after his death, 700 people claimed to be half-siblings or descendants. Bremer Trust was given temporary control of his estate, had his vault drilled, and was authorized to obtain a blood sample for genetic testing. Merriman, Rebecca (May 7, 2016). "700 people claim to be Prince's half-siblings as judge orders DNA tests to find legitimate heirs". http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/700-people-claim-princes-half-7921365
These claims however, are about to be superseded by the authentic claim of one full child.
John Hilbert and Shar Mansukhani from Heir Hunters International told the UK Mirror in May, that they had been "inundated with calls and emails from people claiming to be related to the popstar; but that the man's case stood out."
"We have a standard protocol. We want a certified copy of your birth record and we also want a detailed description of why you think you would be related to Prince," Hilbert told RadarOnline. "It added up with where Prince was and where his mother was."
The alleged man is in his 30s and lives in the Midwest according to the Heir Hunters and when he contacted the organization, claiming his mother had several encounters with Prince during the 1980s.
Reuters reports that the Minnesota probate court has already dismissed petitions from at least three men claiming they were fathered by Prince out of wedlock, for lack of evidence. Two of these men are currently incarcerated. One woman who's claim was also dismissed, alleged that she was a secret bride of Prince "whose marriage records are classified by the CIA as top secret." This claim from the young man referenced hereinabove, however, has not yet been filed.
Our source also says that the Santa Monica company has sequenced the Artists entire genome. "You can recover a person's entire medical history from their Genome. I can tell you that he definitely did not have HIV/AIDS" she told us. In the interest of disclosure this contradicts an article written by my colleague, Kristen Peach. http://www.smobserved.com/story/2016/06/09/news/prince-died-from-hivaids-sources-say/1258.html
Update, 7/29/16: Reuters reports that a Minnesota judge today disallowed the claims of 29 people related to, or claiming to be related to Prince Rogers Nelson. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-prince-idUSKCN10925B.
The man who is the subject of this story, was not among the claims disallowed today.
Prince was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was a musical innovator and known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the film Purple Rain.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists-"the most influential artists of the rock & roll era".
Prince was born in Minneapolis and developed an interest in music as a young child. He signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. at the age of 18, and released his debut album in 1978.
In 1993, while in a contractual dispute with Warner Bros., he changed his stage name to an unpronounceable symbol also known as the "Love Symbol", and began releasing new albums at a faster pace to remove himself from contractual obligations. He released five records between 1994 and 1996 before signing with Arista Records in 1998. In 2000, he began referring to himself as "Prince" again. He released 16 albums after that, including The Rainbow Children (2001). His final album, Hit n Run Phase Two, was first released on the Tidal streaming service on December 12, 2015.
Over the years Prince was romantically linked with many female celebs, including Kim Basinger, Madonna, Vanity, Sheila E., Carmen Electra, Susanna Hoffs, Sherilyn Fenn, Susan Moonsie of Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6. Prince was engaged to Susannah Melvoin in 1985.
When Prince was 37, he married his 22-year-old backup singer and dancer Mayte Garcia, on Valentine's Day 1996. She gave birth to a son named Ahmir Gregory on October 16, 1996. But he was born with Pfeiffer syndrome and died a week later. Prince and Mayte’s divorce was finalized in 1999.
In 2001, Prince married Manuela Testolini in a private ceremony. She filed for divorce in May 2006.