The model spoke candidly about their 24-year marriage and the musician’s loss to liver cancer in 2016, during an interview with People, where she revealed that the couple’s daughter, Alexandria “Lexi” Jones, 21, once asked her if she would ever remarry.
According to Iman, she told her daughter that she had no plans to remarry because she “still feels married”.
“I said, ‘No, I won’t.’ I still feel married, ”the actor recalls, adding,“ A few years ago someone called David my late husband and I said, ‘No, he’s not my late husband. He’s my husband.’ “
Speaking with the outlet, the 66-year-old entrepreneur also admitted that there are days she still struggles with Bowie’s passing, and some days are “harder than others.”
“There are days that are harder than others, but not all memories are sad of why the person isn’t there. The memories are now of how awesome it was, ”she said. “Sometimes I have to remember that I was 26 years old. So I have that to support me.
The founder of Iman Cosmetics, who noted that her late husband described their connection as ‘love at first sight’ when it took her ‘a few months’, added that she still feels his presence, and that, through his memory, his “love lives”.
Iman also spoke of his unwavering dedication to Bowie during a conversation with Today, with the model revealing that she looks forward to the day they ‘meet again’.
“He was truly the love of my life, and I’m just waiting to meet him again,” she said.
Speaking with the outlet, Iman also spoke about her experience grieving her husband and why she did not face his grief until four years after his death.
According to Iman, when Bowie passed away, she focused more on helping their daughter overcome her grief, with the model revealing that while she thought she was going through her own grief, she “didn’t. “.
The Somali-born model, who releases her first fragrance, Love Memoir, as a tribute to Bowie, finally faced her grief last year when she returned to their country home, where she didn’t spend much time. since space oddity the singer is dead.
The couple, who had previously married, were introduced by a mutual friend in Los Angeles. According to Iman, she thinks it was her “destiny” to meet her eventual husband, as she said. People that she had never intended to move to Los Angeles as it was “not one of my favorite places”, but had done so in 1990. The couple eventually got married in Florence, in Italy, on June 6, 1992, before welcoming their daughter in 2000.
“I knew him as the man, David Jones, his real name,” the model told the store. “And not the rock star. “