According to David Bowie, it was love at first sight when the singer met Iman at a party in 1990. The couple enjoyed a two decade relationship, they were married in 1992.
Avoiding the pitfalls of most showbiz relationships is difficult for most, but for Iman and Bowie, being simply Mr. and Mrs. Jones was easy.
He was in love – madly, and she loved his gentle soul.
In a rare interview Bowie spoke about the first night they met claiming he “…was naming the children the first night…”
He said his attraction to her was immediate and all-encompassing and that he couldn’t sleep!
He was thunderstruck, and in his mind, it was a “done deal.”
Iman, well, not so much.
The supermodel said, “I didn’t want to get into a relationship with somebody like him.” She says she didn’t fall in love with David Bowie, she fell in love with David Jones.
Bowie is a persona, David Jones is the “…man I met.”
She fell in love with the man the world loved over a loose shoe lace.
Iman told the Daily Express, “I thought to myself, ‘This one’s a keeper.”” And that the exact moment she fell in love was when her laces came undone and Bowie er, Jones, was down on his knees in the middle of the street tying it for her.
Bowie on the other hand pursued the Somalian beauty saying, “I’d never gone after anything with sucha a passion in all my life. I just knew she was the one.”
The couple has one daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones, and each brought a child with them into the marriage.
Bowie lost his battle with cancer earlier this year. (It’s been a rough year for Rock n Roll!) I find it disturbing that when someone like Bowie dies, we feel sorry for ourselves first. After all, he left a family behind – those who knew him far better than we ever will.
Upon his death, Iman said, ‘…the struggle is real, but so is God.”
We loved David Bowie, she loved Mr. Jones with the Gentle Soul.