It seems like people are coming out of the woodwork in order to claim a chunk of Prince’s impressive fortune! And while there have been quite a few crazy claims concerning Prince and his alleged ‘long-lost relatives,’ this new case may just take the cake!
Just when we thought we’d seen it all… Prince‘s fortune might get divided even MORE after a wild discovery that Prince reportedly has a secret grandniece! And yes, the young girl could in fact be a possible new heir to Prince’s hefty $300 million estate. BUT there’s a catch!
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Prince’s deceased half-brother, Duane Nelson, Sr. had a granddaughter, and apparently she’s somewhere in Minnesota — which means Prince had a grandniece that no one knew about! And honestly, this could change everything. Duane’s lawyer, Mike Padden, filed documents, which were obtained by TMZ, with Prince’s probate claiming the existence of this so-called grandniece.
While Duane died in 2011 and his son died in 2005, this 11-year-old girl is apparently the only remaining member from that particular branch of Prince’s family. And because she’s blood-related to Prince, that might make her eligible to receive part of the massive fortune he left behind.
Of course Mike believes that the court should vet the girl — and we totally agree — but also, he wants a guardian appointed to look out for her interests in the estate. Duane was actually Prince’s bodyguard for a while and was omitted from the list of siblings when Tyka Nelson began probate proceedings. And apparently not all individuals believe that Duane was actually a blood relative either — talk about a sticky situation!
Clearly a DNA test is needed in order to ensure that this young girl is in fact a relative of Prince’s. But if you ask us, this whole thing is turning into quite the soap opera! In fact, earlier this week, a woman from Alabama surfaced, claiming Prince promised her $500,00o for being the “inspiration” behind an album he recorded over a decade ago. Total insanity! On top of that, there’s also been claims that Prince has a living biological son named Carlin Q. Williams, 39. Hopefully the truth behind all of these allegations can be revealed soon!
Are you surprised that Prince may have a secret grandniece, HollywoodLifers? Do you think she could actually be a potential heir?