'I'm Holding Up': Iman Discusses David Bowie's Death For The First Time
Iman, the wife of the late, iconic artist David Bowie, has remained relatively quiet since his death back in January of this year.
However, the supermodel made an appearance this past Wednesday at Tom Ford‘s New York Fashion Week show, and followed that up by serving as a guest on a segment for Good Morning America.
The 61-year-old discussed losing her husband to cancer; what it’s been like taking care of their daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones; and coping with the loss of her own mother who died two months after Bowie.
“I’m holding up, I’m holding up,” Iman said to host Joe Zee. “Today was [the] first day of school.”
Iman then proceeded to point to a delicate gold necklace she wore around her neck that read “David,” made by designer Hedi Slimane.
“I’m wearing it until my death” Iman said, adding that with her mother’s recent passing, “It’s been a tough year. But I’m holding up.”
Iman married Bowie back on April 24, 1992, and they stayed together for 23 years.
“I think the secret to a lasting marriage is timing, first of all,” the supermodel said several months after Bowie’s death during a segment (the episode was taped prior to his death) for Oprah Winfrey‘s Where Are They Now? “You have to be at the right time in your life that you’re ready for an ever-lasting relationship, that it becomes first, a priority in your life.”
They were a powerful and well known celebrity couple, but outside of the spotlight the two’s lifestyles were very different.
“We both understand the difference between the person and the persona,” she explained. “When we are home, we are just Iman and David. We’re not anybody else.”
Prior to his passing Bowie released his final album Blackstar, which also serves as his twenty-fifth studio album.