Manuela Testolini met Prince while she was one of the hired consultants for one of his foundation’s charity events. The singer was 43 years old when their paths crossed, and Testolini was only 25 years of age. Prince was one of the most legendary and original musicians to come out of the 20th century.

His inability to be monogamous was probably one of the reasons why his relationship with Vanity brokedown. Purple Rain may not be an autobiography, but it may be as close as we’ll get to his true story. On April 10, 1983, Prince played the final show of his Triple Threat tour — a five-month jaunt that saw him traveling the U.S. with his protégés, the Time and the risqué girl-group Vanity 6. Sheila E. The couple got together after Prince put considerable effort into pursuing E. She’d always been interested in him, but was recovering from the pain of a previous relationship when they met, and was dubious about hooking up with another musician. When Prince takes the stage, he introduces “Purple Rain” as being written by Wendy and Lisa, then tears down the house with it.

In 1996, Prince married his first wife Mayte Garcia, who was one of his backup dancers. The couple had a son, Boy Gregory, who was born with a skeletal condition called Pfeiffer’s Syndrome, and tragically died a week after birth. In a 2015 interview, Garcia described her relationship with Prince as “amazing and surreal.” In 1996, a son was born to American musician Prince and his wife Mayte Garcia. The highly anticipated child, Amiir (“prince” in Arabic), was diagnosed at birth with Pfeiffer syndrome type 2 and died several days later.

Prince poses for photographers with his ex-wife Mayte as they arrives at the De Beer and Versace “Diamonds are forever” charity fashion event 09 June 1999. Though she’d had small roles on TV shows like Night Rider, CHiPs and Fantasy Island, Apollonia’s breakthrough came via Prince’s 1984 hit film, Purple Rain. Tarek El Moussa and wife Heather Rae Young get his and hers tattoos of wedding date and initials . The rumors were just that however, as Copeland was in a relationship at the time with lawyer Olu Evans, who is now her fiance. Prince and Mayte met in 1990 when her mother sent Prince’s team a video of then-16-year-old Garcia dancing. Basinger’s contributions to the tracks are either spoken word or orgasmic moans.

First met Prince in the late ’80s when she was a drummer for his band. “The meaning of the word loss has taken on a new meaning this day,” she told PEOPLE. “Thank God love lives forever.” They stayed close friends ever since, still performing 36.4 celsius to fahrenheit together in recent years. Former Twin Peaks actress Sherilyn dated the iconic singer briefly in the early ’90s and today, she paid tribute to her former lover. “Prince inspired me. He changed my life,” she told HollywoodLife.com.

She was the most successful of the singer’s protegees, going on to find her own success with songs like The Glamorous Life which was released in 1984 and earned her a Best New Artist Grammy nomination. She was a talented singer and songwriter in her own right, and after the two split she went on to work with singers including Madonna and dated John Cusack – just as Prince went on to date Madonna. It is not clear when Apollonia’s relationship with Prince began or ended as he was dating another one of the stars of Purple Rain during the making of the film, Susan Moonsie. It was when Vanity decided to drop out of Prince’s 1984 film Purple Rain that the singer met his next protegee turned lover, 24-year-old Mexican model Patricia Apollonia Kotero. However, of the women he did date, almost all of them reflected on their relationships with gushing tributes, many saying he was the love of their lives. She added that the pair “worked together most of our lives” and there were hundreds of unreleased songs that they had created together.