David Bowie died in 2016 after a battle with cancer, and his death sent shockwaves around the world. Soon people’s interests turned to his family, and those who he had left behind. He was married to his second wife Iman at the time of his death – but did they have children?
Did David Bowie have children with Iman?
David Bowie had two children altogether, one with his first wife, Angie, and another with his second wife, Iman.
Before Bowie, Iman married a Somali entrepreneur at age 18, but the marriage ended not long after when Iman moved to the USA.
After that, Iman dated American actor Warren Beatty for a short while in 1977, before she married basketball player Spencer Haywood in the late 1970s.
David Bowie and his wife Iman
The couple had one daughter, Zulekha who was born in 1978, and the couple divorced in 1987.
In 1992, Bowie married his second wife, Somalian model Iman, and the couple had a private ceremony in Switzerland.
Following this, Iman had the wedding solemnised in Florence, Italy.
With Iman, Bowie had his second child, Alexandria ‘Lexi’ Jones, who was born in New York City on August 15, 2000.
Lexi, now 19, and her mother have tattoos dedicated to David Bowie, with hers commemorating her father’s life with a decorative crescent moon and the words ‘Daddy xx 1947-2016’.
Her mother’s tattoo is a dagger on her ankle with the word David, showing their devotion to their dearly departed father and husband.
Lexi is also an artist, using her Instagram to showcase some of her work and even sell some images, as well as graphic art on denim.
Her Instagram links to a DePop account, where she has sold artwork for up to $ 200.
David Bowie and his wife Iman in their early days together
She also pictures herself in a number of poses, with many thinking she may walk in her mother’s footsteps and become a model, however Iman has spoken out about her reluctance to let her daughter walk the same road.
Speaking to W magazine in 2018, Iman said: “She says I am overprotective. But I told her, ‘This can all wait, it isn’t going anywhere.
“‘Have a life that is private while you can, because one day soon it is going to be public, so enjoy this.’
“Every agency, every designer, called me to say, ‘If she wants to, we’d love for her to model for us.’
David Bowie and Iman had a daughter together
“I said, ‘No, she doesn’t.’ I know why they wanted to her to model. It’s because she is David Bowie’s daughter.”
Currently, due to the coronavirus, Lexi and her mother are separated, which she shared on her Instagram.
Lexi posted: “please stay inside I haven’t seen my mom for 6 months because we live on opposite coasts and it is very difficult to leave ny right now but I’m a child and I miss her dearly so pls be party poopers this one time so it doesn’t take 2 f***ing years to see her again thank you!”
Hopefully the pair will be reunited once the restrictions on travel are lifted.
Other than Lexi, Bowie had a son, Zowie, with his first wife Angie on May 30, 1971.
Zowie is now widely known as Duncan Jones, and is film director, having made films Moon, Source Code and Warcraft.
When Zowie was just eight-years-old, in 1980, Angie and Bowie divorced, and the singer had full custody of his son.
After Bowie’s death his wealth was split between his wife, his two children, and two of his close colleagues and friends.