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"Thirty-eight years of him and I being together, there's just so many memories good and bad," she said.
"It's a pit in my stomach and I'm sad and then try to think of something that made me laugh so I can stop hurting." What memories make her laugh?
Also in the Prince relationship mix during the 1980s was singer and drummer Sheila E, with the pair getting close after meeting in 1978 which led to Prince working and recording with Sheila on a variety of projects, including Purple Rain.
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.
Prince paid tribute to Vanity during a concert in Australia shortly after he death, where he performed songs in her honor while also highlighting the hits he wrote while the two were together, including his classic 'Little Red Corvette.' Moonsie was just a teenager at the time and had been a member of Vanity 6, later joining Apollonia 6 and ending her relationship with Prince in 1983 or 1984, possibly because he began dating Susannah Melvoin.
Melvoin also got some songs written in her honor during her time with Prince, including 'Nothing Compares 2 U,' the haunting ballad which was later performed by Sinead O'Connor and earned Prince a Song of the Year Grammy nomination.
"In the midst of that song, you sometimes forget where you are," Sheila E., a former percussionist and vocalist with Prince whose real name is Sheila Escovedo, said in an interview Friday from Minneapolis, where she'd flown upon hearing of Prince's death.
Her mother is Creole, African American, and her father is of Mexican origin. She also is niece to Javier Escovedo, founder of seminal San Diego punk act The Zeros.
Another uncle, Mario Escovedo, fronted long-running indie rockers The Dragons.
"You're playing and you close your eyes and you don't realize that there are other people in the room.
I opened my eyes and at that same moment he turned around because musically we had hit a place where we were at a high, and he proposed to me." The 58-year-old musician said she was coping with the loss of her former fiance — the two never married, but had a long collaboration — by trying to remember some of the more amusing times with Prince.