Model Damaris Lewis is speaking out about her relationship with Prince.
“Extra” caught up with Damaris at the annual BTIG Commissions Charity Day in NYC, where she set the record straight about the rumors she and the music legend were more than just friends.
Damaris, who was present at Paisley Park right after Prince died, said, “To clear it up with ‘Extra,’ I've never dated Prince. I was just his dancer and his muse, and he was one of my best friends.”
Lewis shared her mantra for coping with the singer’s death, saying, “It’s not the finger that touches that you remember, but it’s the touch that the finger left.” She went on, “It’s not the body, but the soul and a time like this we need to keep spreading the purple love, keep making sure his legacy lives on and really truly truly know this was a man that had such a personality, such a giving spirit. I was there for the past 6 years, he was a mentor.”
Damaris added that Prince was a private person, “I really hope that people don’t listen to all the crazy stuff that’s going on. Really, truly understand that this man was private. Respect his privacy.”