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.
After an extensive legal battle, the Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting interracial marriage were unconstitutional in June of 1967.But he also enjoyed dalliances with celebrities throughout the 80s and 90s, including Madonna, Kim Basinger, Sherilyn Fenn, Vanessa Marcil, Susanna Hoffs and Tara Leigh Patrick - who later renamed herself Carmen Electra, as per Prince's suggestion.Protege: Prince and Vanity on a 1983 Rolling Stone cover (right).In one sense, this is a story about the exploitative possibilities of online matchmaking: the opportunities to flagrantly misrepresent oneself, the ease of trawling for specific targets.(John, who was white, pursued only Asian women, leaving his girlfriends with the icky sense that they’d been fetishized as well as deceived.) Still, romantic scammers aren’t an invention of modern courtship and its digital devices.
Former lovers: Madonna (second from left with friend Guy Oseary) is rumored to have had a fling with Prince (second from right with wife Mayte) and they met again at a 1999 party hosted by Donatella Versace (center) Nona Gaye, Marvin's daughter, was 18 when she started dating Prince in the early 90s.