It will be #BowieForever for Iman, who says she’ll “never” remarry after the death of husband David Bowie, her “true love.” The supermodel and cosmetics and fashion guru, said so much in a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar U.K., which is out now, just days shy of the fifth anniversary of the rock star’s death from liver cancer.
via: Harper’s Bazaar
Iman brings Bowie up in conversation, often in the present tense. “David is in our hearts and minds on a daily basis, for all of us,” she says of her family. “You know, this was my true love. My daughter once asked me if I would ever marry again and I said, ‘never’.”
The pair were introduced in 1990 by a mutual friend. “My attraction to her was immediate and all-encompassing. I couldn’t sleep for the excitement of our first date,” the singer later said. “That she would be my wife, in my head, was a done deal. I’d never gone after anything in my life with such passion… I just knew she was the one.”
They married in 1992, and Lexi – Alexandria – was born in 2000. One would assume that the union of a supermodel and a rock god would be glamorously tempestuous, but Iman denies this. “It could not have been more regular!” she insists. “It was a really everyday marriage. He was a very funny, warm gentleman – you know, everyone talks about him being futuristic, but no, he was not, he liked more than anything to wear a three-piece suit.” She laughs. “It was a beautiful, ordinary life and that was what was great about it. We could live in New York, pick up our daughter from school, walk everywhere… You know, I wish we had had more years.”
This issue will hit the newsstands around the fifth-anniversary of Bowie’s death on 10 January from liver cancer. “That’s the saddest time,” she says; but she is consoled by the sense that he is still with her. “He’s hiding in plain sight. His fans are still around, his music is still relevant.” Usually, the family spends the anniversary together, but last year, Iman took herself off to San Francisco to be among the redwoods. “And on the day of his passing, I went on a hike and a bluebird flew in front of me. A bluebird, above all things!”
In 1983, when David Bowie got MTV together and asked them why weren't they playing Black artists >>>>> pic.twitter.com/rHavzF6kqA
— Morgan Jerkins (@MorganJerkins) January 4, 2021
May we all experience a love like Iman and David Bowie had.