Legendary singer Prince’s death on April 21, 2016, left many heartbroken. Among the many heartbroken ladies is Shiela E, the daughter of percussionist Pete Escovedo, with whom she frequently performs. It was in one of her performances with her father that she met the love of her life, Prince.
SHEILA E WAS AMONG ONE OF THE MANY LADIES IN THE LONG LIST OF PRINCE’S LOVERS
Prince has dated several but married only two in his entire life. His girlfriends included Kim Basinger, Madonna, Vanity, Sheila E., Carmen Electra, Susanna Hoffs, Anna Fantastic, Sherilyn Fenn, and Susan Moonsie of Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6. However, he married Mayte Garcia and Manuela Testolini.
The pair of Prince and Sheila got close after meeting in 1978 which led to Prince working and recording with Sheila on a variety of projects, including ‘Purple Rain’.
SHEILA E WAS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL OF THE SINGER'S PROTÉGÉES
Sheila E went on to find her own success with songs such as The Glamorous Life which was released in 1984 and earned her the Best New Artist Grammy nomination.
Sheila E continues to work in the music industry. Upon hearing the news of her ex-boyfriend's death, she wrote on Twitter “My heart is broken. There are no words. I love you!”
The meaning of the word loss has taken on new meaning this day. Thank God, love lives 4Ever #prince
— SheilaEdrummer (@SheilaEdrummer) April 21, 2016
The Eternity of PRINCE Memorial
August 13th, 2016 Paisley Park
I Love you and Miss You pic.twitter.com/c2YTVQFoiG
— SheilaEdrummer (@SheilaEdrummer) August 14, 2016
SHEILA E NEVER GOT MARRIED AFTER PRINCE
Nearly ten years after Prince and Sheila met, during an emotional performance of the song "Purple Rain" in 1987, Sheila E. said Prince turned around to her and asked her, “Marry me?”
They were engaged for a while but they never got married.
This reportedly left Sheila E devastated. When the inevitable end of their relationship came, Sheila E disclosed that she had become very annoyed at the type of music that Prince was inclining towards.
“His songs were getting too dirty for my tastes,” she disclosed. “It just wasn’t fun to be around.”
And Prince was her boss and a very cruel one at that. On a tour, Prince refused to let her fly home for her grandmother’s funeral.
They broke up ultimately. Prince moved on to several more women, but Sheila E couldn’t love anyone else the way she loved Prince. Prince seriously became the love of her life whom she couldn’t get and even forget.
After her break up from Prince, she never got married or had children.
Prince, however, married twice and divorced both the times, but Sheila E couldn't move on from the mess Prince had created in her life.