David Bowie is without a doubt one of the most beloved and iconic pop culture figures of all time.
The enigmatic and prolific English singer, songwriter, and actor had a career spanning five decades. In that time, he produced a heap of critically acclaimed and commercially adored music that continues to inspire the artists who’ve come after him. His innovative and enigmatic work was a game-changer and truly like nothing else the music industry had seen before.
Sadly, the artist (born David Robert Jones) passed away on January 10, 2016, after a private battle with liver cancer.
David’s legacy lives on in his music and movie roles — and also in his two children.
Supermodel Iman, David’s widow and the mother of his only daughter, recently shared a rare photo of the couple’s beautiful teen daughter.
Scroll through the images below to see what she looks like now!
Thumbnail Photo: Getty Images / Rose Hartman
David Bowie married Iman, the internationally renowned Somali-American supermodel, in 1992.
The singer once said that he immediately knew that Iman was the woman for him. The supermodel, though, says it was less straightforward.
“I was not ready for a relationship. Definitely I didn’t want to get into a relationship with somebody like him,” Iman told The Guardian in 2014. “But as I always said: I fell in love with David Jones. I did not fall in love with David Bowie. Bowie is just a persona. He’s a singer, an entertainer. David Jones is a man I met.”
The pair remained passionately in love and married for nearly 24 years before Bowie’s tragic death.
“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,” Iman once said about her husband, several years prior to his death.
Iman retired from modeling a few years before marrying Bowie at the age of 36. On August 15, 2000, their daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones was born.
Alexandria (“Lexi”) is the couple’s only child together, and Bowie’s only daughter.
Iman has another daughter named Zulekha Haywood, born in 1978, from a past relationship with basketball player Spencer Haywood. Bowie has an older son, Duncan Jones, from his first marriage.
Sadly, Lexi’s dad passed away when she was only 15.
“Missing you,” the teenager captioned a sweet throwback photo of herself dressed as a lion and holding a rainbow umbrella, lying down with her dad.
In honor of her daughter’s recent 17th birthday, Iman shared a selfie of Lexi at the lake.
“The Queen of my heart Lexi Jones at 17 years old! #selfportrait #LexiLove,” Iman wrote.
Commenters on Iman’s post couldn’t get over how beautiful the model’s now-grown daughter is.
“She is absolutely stunning like her mama and has that faraway look in her eyes like her daddy,” one fan said.
“She has the very best of you both,” another replied.
It’s absolutely true that, depending on the angle, you can easily see more of Bowie or Iman in their only child.
But Lexi really looks like a perfect mix of the two of them, with features from both of her beautiful parents!
The teen once had a public Instagram account, but decided to move to a private one after things were “getting chaotic and a little weird” following her dad’s death.
Happy belated birthday to Lexi!
Can you believe how much Iman and David Bowie’s daughter resembles each of her famous parents — and how quickly she’s grown up?
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