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Prince's Past Relationships Include Connections To Canadian Women

04/21/2016 04:51 EDT | Updated 04/22/2016 12:12 EDT

Over the years Prince, (nee Prince Roger Nelson) has kept people guessing about his romantic life.

From models to musicians, dancers to philanthropists, the late iconic musician's past partners, confirmed and rumoured, included Carmen Electra, Heidi Mark and Kim Basinger -- and some Canadian women.

Prince's second wife was North York-born business woman Manuela Testolini. The pair lived together in Toronto."

In the early '80s, the artist collaborated with Canadian musician Vanity (nee Denise Matthews). The two were rumoured to have dated between 1982 and 1983. As Prince's real-life love interest, Vanity was originally cast as the singer's love interest in Purple Rain, the New York Post reports.

When Matthews bowed out of the role, it was given to Apollonia Kotero, who went on to date the singer between 1983 and 1984.

Matthews died earlier this year, also at age 57, reportedly of kidney failure.

And the rock star's love for Canada didn't end there, Nelson's second wife was North York-born business woman Manuela Testolini, who worked for the artist's charity Love4OneAnother. The pair, who were married for five years and lived together in Toronto.

When the couple divorced in 2006, Testolini went on to marry singer Eric Benet while Prince reportedly moved on to singer Bria Valente.

On Thursday night Nelson's first wife, Mayte Garcia, shared a touching tribute to the artist expressing her sorrow over his loss and the loss of their little boy.

Who were the women — rumoured or confirmed — in Prince's life? Learn more in the slideshow below.

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