Joran van der Sloot’s ex-girlfriend says the accused killer “was amazing” and a “romantic” — and that she never witnessed his dark side, according to a bombshell interview.
Melody Granadillo said van der Sloot was her personal Prince Charming.
“He was amazing. … He was romantic,” the 23-year-old said of her former boyfriend in an exclusive interview to air on “20/20” on Friday night.
“It was very playful, very honest. We could sit and talk for hours. We liked looking into each other’s eyes.”
An excerpt of the interview was posted today on ABC News’ website.
Granadillo said she met van der Sloot at a mutual friend’s birthday party in Aruba in October 2003 and dated for seven months.
The 16-year-old fell head over heels in love with the then-17-year-old van der Sloot — the man she calls “Chi Chi” or “Mr. Wiggles.”