Before Carmen Electra became a Hollywood icon, her family and friends knew her as Tara Leigh Patrick. Among those friends was Prince, who eventually catapulted Electra to her ultra-famous status.
Though their relationship evolved over the years, Carmen Electra always thought fondly of Prince. After hearing of his death, the actress and model, told E! News she was "in shock" and "so sad." Reminiscing on their shared history, she said,
Electra met Prince for the first time while auditioning for an all-female band he was assembling. Though she wasn't selected for the group, she received a phone call the next day that would change her life. As she explained,
From there, her career, along with their relationship, took off. She revealed the reasoning behind their breakup in the early '90s, saying,
But before they split, Electra says Prince had marriage on his mind, explaining,
Though they hadn't kept in touch in recent years, Electra says,
Ultimately, a love like that never dies, as Electra thoughtfully voiced,