Manuela Testolini is from Toronto, Canada and her parents are of Egyptian and Italian descent. Manuela is the founder and CEO of Gamilah, Inc. and the founder of In a Perfect World, a non-profit agency that works with community groups to teach children to become compassionate and socially conscious.
Manuela is the ex-wife of recording artist, Prince. They divorced in 2006 and in July 2011 she married Eric Benet. They had a daughter, Lucia Bella in December 2011.
Benet recently performed at the benefit, 2013 UNCF: An Evening of Stars. In February 2013, the couple were seen at the 4th Annual Essence Black Women in Music Event in Los Angeles, CA.