Of course she is.
Iman and David Bowie’s decades-long relationship ended with the sad news of Bowie’s passing on January 10. Bowie succumbed to liver cancer at age 69 in New York City, and the world mourned. But especially so, his doting partner mourned.
“Iman is torn apart,” a source close to the couple says in the new issue of Us Weekly. But the Somalia-born supermodel, 60, is summoning her courage for 15-year-old Alexandria, the daughter she shares with Bowie. Adds the source, “Iman is staying strong for Lexie.”
Iman’s resilience is one of the qualities Bowie admired in his wife. Stylist June Ambrose, a close Iman pal, tells Us, “What he loved most about Iman was how brave she is.”
She is! And here’s a snippet of their origin story:
The couple’s quarter-century relationship, says another friend, “was a fairy-tale romance.” The glam rocker and the fashionista first met in 1990 when they were set up by their hairdressers. “That she would be my wife, in my head, was a done deal,” he confessed to U.K. magazine Hello! in 2000. “I’d never gone after anything with such passion in all my life.”
Iman took some persuading. “I did not want to get involved with a rock star. No way,” she later said. “But David changed my mind.” Romantic gestures — he once had her Paris hotel room filled with her favorite flowers, gardenias — won her over. “He swept her off her feet,” says an Iman pal.
(Via Us Weekly)
So sad, but what a beautiful life.