Supermodel and cosmetics pioneer, Iman, says she’ll never remarry after the death of her late husband David Bowie…
This comes after his death from cancer back in 2016, following twenty-four incredible years of marriage…
Iman still refers to Bowie, as her husband, not her late husband. And vows to never remarry, as she feels as though she’s still married to the star.
They first met in Los Angeles, after Iman had recently moved for work in 1990. “I had never intended to move there,” she recalls, as per People.
“It’s not one of my favorite places. It’s so vast but I personally believe now that was my destiny. My destiny was calling me to get there so I could meet David.”
Shortly after arriving, a mutual friend set them up on a blind date. There “it was love at first sight” for David according to Iman, who admits: “It took me a few months but I got there.”
After their first date, Iman recollects how Bowie had filled her hotel room with gardenias while she was in Paris for a runway show…
He was also waiting at the airport for her when she returned to L.A.
“And that’s how it started,” she says. “He properly wooed me.”
Iman was taken by Bowie’s kindness from the very start: “Early on, we were walking down the street and my shoelace came undone and he got on his knees to tie it for me and I thought he’s the one.”
They later married in Italy in 1992, and moved to New York City where the pair could easily “hide in plain sight.”
“I knew him as the man, David Jones, his real name,” Iman says. “And not the rock star.”
But since his death, Iman says: “There are days that are harder than others but the memories are not all sad of why the person isn’t here. The memories are now of how great it was.”
“Sometimes I have to remind myself that I had twenty-six years. So I have that to sustain me.”
And the thought of remarrying has never once crossed her mind. Her daughter, Alexandria Jones once asked if she ever would, to which she remembers saying…
“‘No, I will not.’ 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.'”
“I definitely feel his presence, especially when I look out over the glorious sunsets at our home because David loves sunsets,” she says. “So in that way he is ever-present.”
“Through my memory, my love lives.”