Talk about a power couple.
David Bowie died of cancer on Sunday not only leaving behind an unparalleled legacy of musical genius, but also an amazing love with his wife Iman — which will undoubtedly continue even after his passing.
The rock star and supermodel had an unbreakable connection that all began when Bowie spotted the Somalian beauty in a magazine. After setting his sights on Iman, they were set up by friend and hairstylist Teddy Antolin, who shared:
“It was on my mind to play matchmaker. I asked Iman, ‘Are you interested in meeting anyone? Are you single?’ And she said, ‘It all depends, darling!'”
Antolin immediately told the Let’s Dance singer to hop on the opportunity:
“I said, ‘I found her! I found your wife.’ I said, ‘Why don’t you come up to Los Angeles. I’ll invite her to [my birthday dinner] and if it doesn’t work out, we’ll have cake and whatever. They met that night and it was like, from that evening on, they were together. They were inseparable. It was Oct. 24, 1990. They really knew each other because they had come up and traveled in the same circles. They were great together. She was a real force and he needed a woman by his side to keep him focused.”
All the feels!
After dating for two years, the couple wed in Tuscany in an extravagant ceremony before settling down into a happy and quiet life in New York.
Both Iman and Bowie had children from previous marriages, but had difficulty conceiving one of their own. But good pal Christie Brinkley remembers when that all changed:
“Iman always told the story in such a charming way… ‘It took two blondes to get me pregnant David Bowie and Christie Brinkley!’ ‘You see…’ Iman explained to me, ‘in Somalia they say if you are having trouble getting pregnant you must hold a baby all day’ so I handed her my baby, Sailor, and she held her all day long …and sure enough, it worked! After 7 years trying without luck… Iman got pregnant! So beyond her great beauty and business savvy, and beyond Bowie’s music and art, I always felt a sweet connection to this stunningly gorgeous and creative couple.”
“She’s fine. We’re fine. We’re holding up. It comes in waves, you know. He’s a great loss ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ not just a loss as an artist, but as a human.”
One thing we love about this couple is that even near the end of Bowie’s life, a journalist described them as “two teenagers in love.”
Our hearts go out to Iman and their family during this incredibly difficult time.
[Image via WENN.]