En la entrevista con So Ho Perú, Cifuentes contó que pasó de estudiar en un colegio particular de monjas a uno estatal, donde aprendió a “tener calle”.
Built in the style of a fairytale palace, it was painted white and bordered with peach, festooned with mirrors and even boasted its own hair salon. Prince needed his space.’There's no trace of irony in her voice at such a peculiar arrangement, but then her rather claustrophobic relationship with rock's most eccentric showman was pretty much characterised by its peculiarities. Even when we were married; I had to wait for him to call me.
’She then bursts into peals of musical laughter at such an outlandish idea, and I think it's fair to assume she never will make that call.
Even six years after their divorce, which was precipitated by the tragic loss of their newborn baby, she still abides by the unwritten rules of Prince's parallel universe.
‘Oh, I never used the salon,’ says Mayte hastily, as if to imply otherwise - even a decade on - would be a tremendous breach of trust. I've no idea why, he never actually said,’ she says, an expression of retrospective puzzlement briefly clouding her flawless features.
‘Hey, maybe I should try it now, and see what happens?Now aged 32, Mayte (pronounced My-teh) is a head-turning beauty, with a full, sensuous mouth, skin the shade of dark honey and a mass of lustrous hair.