Happy Valentine’s Day!
To win Iman for life, David took her on a private cruise along the Seine River in Paris. He had a chef prepare a delicious gourmet dinner and afterward a pianist played while he serenaded Iman. He proposed to her under the Pont Neuf bridge while singing his version of Doris Day’s “April in Paris.”
Their Wedding and Marriage
In April 1992, Iman married David in a private civil ceremony in Switzerland. In June 1992, the couple celebrated their marriage in style with a church ceremony in Florence, Italy one of their favorite vacation spots. David’s son Ducan, was the best man.
For her entrance, Iman ditched the traditional “Here Comes the Bride” and came down the aisle to a Bulgarian folk song called “Kalimankou Denkou” or “The Evening Gathering.”
Bowie composed the other music that was played during the ceremony. Sixty-eight people were invited to the wedding. Iman wore a Herve Leger gown and David wore black tails designed by Thierry Mugler. Both designers were at the wedding, and other famous guests included Yoko Ono and Bono. Their reception was held at theVilla LA Massa hotel, a sixteenth century Medici mansion.
In 2000, Iman gave birth to their daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones. The couple keeps their daughter away from the spotlight. Iman explained in an interview, “There are no pictures of me working as a model at home, because home is home – the office has that. She didn’t even know for a long time I was a model, she only knew I had a cosmetics company.
It’s the same with her father. When we walk outside, she sees how people react, but at home he’s just dad to her. But nobody has lied about their past. It’s an open book. If she wants to discuss it, it will be discussed.”
The couple were married for 23 years! How do they make it work? In an interviewIman reflected, “’The secrets to a happy marriage are, you have to talk to each other all the time and the other one is have fun together. You have to really like the person and enjoy their company too. […] we are never apart. We have dates, you know – we’ll go to a museum, then we’ll have a long lunch. That’s what’s interesting, that’s what’s exciting.”
Timeless Words of Love
David’s love for Iman is heartwarming. In an interview he shared, “I’m enormously proud of Iman. She made broad strokes when she came to America, and opened doors for women of color. […] You would think that a rockstar being married to a supermodel would be one of the greatest things in the world. It is.” : )
Iman feels just as strongly. She said this about David in an interview with The Sunday Times newspaper’s Style Magazine: ”First, you fancy each other – that doesn’t go. It might take different forms, but he’s good company. He’s funny, he’s engaging, he’s whip-smart, he’s interested in diverse things. It keeps on evolving – it doesn’t stay sedentary.”