- Iman is sharing details about the “eternal love” between her and the late David Bowie.
- The supermodel told People that she still “feels married” and doesn’t plan to remarry.
- The couple were married for 26 years before Bowie died six years ago.
Iman says her love with David Bowie is truly an “eternal love” and that she has no plans to remarry.
The 66-year-old retired supermodel opened up in an interview with People about the 26 years she spent married to Bowie before his death nearly six years ago. Bowie had been diagnosed with liver cancer 18 months prior to his death in 2016, though the public only learned of his illness after he died.
People reports that the couple’s only daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones, 21, asked Iman she’ll ever remarry again.
“I said ‘No, I will not,'” Iman said. “I still feel married. Someone a few years ago referred to David as my late husband and I said ‘No, he’s not my late husband. He’s my husband.'”
The pair met at a dinner party in 1990 and were married in 1992. Iman recalls the beginning of their romance when he sent her enough Gardenias to fill her hotel room and later waited for her at the airport to return from a trip. “He properly wooed me,” she said.
In a 2000 interview with Hello! Magazine Bowie said his “attraction to her was immediate and all-encompassing.”
“I couldn’t sleep for the excitement of our first date,” he continued. “That she would be my wife, in my head, was a done deal. I’d never gone after anything…with such passion in all my life.”
That attraction was mutual, Iman shared with People. “David was beyond handsome,” she said. “He oozed charisma.”
The couple shared many of the same interests, especially their belief in racial justice. “David was very aware of racial inequality,” Iman said. “There is a famous video of him on MTV asking why they’re not hiring or showcasing Black musicians. He was very enlightened.”
Iman is paying tribute to this “eternal love” with her first fragrance, Love Memoir, that she came up with during the pandemic at the home they shared together in upstate New York.
“I found by creating this fragrance, remembering David and being in the house, it just somehow eased my grief,” she said to People. “And I came through it.”
Love Memoir, the fragrance, is out this Friday and available exclusively on HSN.
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