Sunday 16 December 2018

Iman remembers her 'love story' with David Bowie, two years after his death

The singer died on January 10 2016, two days after he turned 69

Iman and David Bowie leave The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala May 07, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Iman and David Bowie leave The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala May 07, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Iman attends Glamour's 2017 Women of The Year Awards at Kings Theatre on November 13, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
David Bowie and Iman. Photo: Reuters
Musician David Bowie and supermodel Iman attend the DKMS' 5th Annual Gala: Linked Against Leukemia honoring Rihanna & Michael Clinton hosted by Katharina Harf at Cipriani Wall Street on April 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DKMS)
Musician David Bowie (R) and his wife, model Iman (L) arrive for the MTV Video Music Awards at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York on 09 September, 1999
Musician David Bowie and model Iman attend the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 7, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Musician David Bowie and supermodel Iman attend the DKMS' 5th Annual Gala: Linked Against Leukemia honoring Rihanna & Michael Clinton hosted by Katharina Harf at Cipriani Wall Street on April 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DKMS)
David Bowie and Iman (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
David Bowie and Iman (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Iman wed legendary rocker David Bowie in 1992
Iman and David Bowie leave The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala May 07, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Reporter

Iman has led tributes to her late husband David Bowie on the second anniversary of his death, saying the couple were her “favourite love story”.

The model, 62, posted a black and white photo of the pair together on Instagram.

The touching image shows Bowie with his head in Iman’s lap, as he held her hand.

She wrote: “My favorite love story is ours! #BowieForever #ForeverAndEver.”

Iman also shared two pictures of tattoos dedicated to the singer, who died in 2016 aged 69 following a battle with cancer.

One shot showed an ankle, thought to be Iman’s, with a tattoo of a knife emblazoned with the word “David”.

The other showed an inking of a crescent moon and said “Daddy xxx 1947-2016”. It is thought the etching may belong to Alexandria, Iman and Bowie’s daughter.

Bowie and Iman tied the knot in Switzerland in April 1992, but held a church ceremony on June 6 of that year in Italy. They welcomed Alexandria in 2000.

Bowie passed away on January 10 2016, two days after his birthday.

Iman shared baby pictures of the late star on January 8, the day he would have turned 71.

His son, film director Duncan Jones, shared a picture of a card he had made for his father to tell him he was going to be a grandfather.

Bowie’s fans have also been remembering him, posting moving tributes on Twitter.

“Two years without David Bowie and it still hurts as if it had been yesterday,” said one, while another tweeted: “WE MISS YOU HERE ON EARTH.”

Iman wed legendary rocker David Bowie in 1992
Iman wed legendary rocker David Bowie in 1992

Press Association

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