Apollonia Kotero Prince
Apollonia Kotero attends the 3rd Annual United Colors Of Fashion Gala at Lexington Avenue Armory on October 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Actress Apollonia Kotero, who was rumored to be Prince’s lover and who co-starred with him in “Purple Rain,” has broken her silence concerning the passing of Prince in a touching Facebook message.

Kotero said, “My dear friends and family, thank you so much for your sentiments and prayers. The love you have shown for my dear friend Prince has been my support system. Your dedication to him is profound and beyond words.”

My dear friends and family, thank you so much for your sentiments and prayers. The love you have shown for my dear…

Posted by Apollonia Kotero on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

She then added, “Please know that during these most difficult days I have spent my time with my close friend and media consultant Elliot Mintz. He has been my guide and guardian angel as I want to honour and continue to have the greatest respect for Prince and his preference for privacy. When I am ready and it’s appropriate I will share with you all that is in my heart and all that is my truth. Thank you for your love, understanding and patience. You are everything 2 me.”

The two appear to have remained friends right up until his passing, as Kotero took to Facebook to share an image on April 3 that appeared to be from one of his concerts.