'I Still Fancy Him After All These Years': David Bowie and Iman's Romantic Love Story in Their Own Words
"I fell in love with David Jones," the Somali-American supermodel told the Guardian in 2014, referring to the given name of the English rock legend, who died Sunday at age 69.
"Bowie is just a persona," she explained. "He's a singer, an entertainer.
Of his entrepreneur wife, Bowie told the Media at the time: "She's uncanny at keeping the business at her office and the woman at home. But she's a mom 24/7."
Iman, too, was smitten. She had already honored her fiancé by having a Bowie knife tattooed on her right ankle. "My life is good," she told the Vogue..
Some two decades later, in 2010, Iman described their relationship to Harper's Bazaar as utterly complementary, and said their romance was as passionate as ever.
She added: "My father … taught me how to be a parent and gave me a positive connection with men because he is a gentleman. And that is what attracted me to David. He is a gentle soul."
"I was not ready for a relationship," Iman told the Guardian. "Definitely I didn't want to get into