In 1992, Somali fashion model Iman married English rock star David Bowie. Together, the power couple had a child, Alexandria Zahra Jones, and stayed happily married for 24 years. Then, in January 2016, after a private 18-month battle with cancer, David passed away.
Iman, speaking to Oprah: Where Are They Now? before David’s passing, shared how she and David built such a strong marriage. “We both understand the difference between the person and the persona,” she said. “When we are home, we are just Iman and David.”
Additionally, she said, “I think the secret to a lasting marriage is timing, first of all. You have to be at the right time your life that you’re ready for an everlasting relationship that it becomes a first priority in your life.”
Here, Iman discusses the foundation to her relationship with the late, great glam rock icon.