As the world mourns the loss of legendary musician Prince, his ex-wife is remembering the star by letting his memory live on through education.
The entrepreneur and long-time philanthropist was married to Prince for five years dating back in the early 2000s. She told the entertainment news source that she was already planning a building a school in his honor, and that she recently dropped the news to him.
“I just reached out to [Prince] a few days ago to let him know that I was building a school in his honor,” she told ET. “My heart aches that the school will now be built in his memory.”
Testolini’s foundation In a Perfect World works with REACH (Rural Education and Community Harmony) to build schools for underserved communities around the world. So far, the organizations have built 19 schools in countries including Haiti and Nepal.
She revealed that there isn’t a set date to break ground, but it will be decided soon.
“Prince and I had a magical journey together and I loved him immensely,” said Testolini in her interview. “I knew him as a husband, friend and fierce philanthropist. Philanthropy brought us together and it was Prince that encouraged me to start my own charity over 10 years ago.”
As previously reported by Good Celebrity, Prince passed away in his Minneapolis, MN home on April 21. He was 57 years old.