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Iman Says She'll Never Marry Again After David Bowie's Death

The model says she's lonely but not ready for a relationship after the music icon died in 2016.

Supermodel Iman isn’t looking for someone to fill David Bowie’s shoes anytime soon ― or ever.

The model-turned-entrepreneur was married to the iconic musician from 1992 until his death in January 2016.

Iman has remained relatively quiet since then, with the exception of a few touching posts on social media. In a new interview with Porter Edit, though, she opens up about her loss and how irreplaceable Bowie is to her.

“I will never remarry,” she said. “I mentioned my husband the other day with someone, and they said to me: ‘You mean your late husband?’ I said, no, he is always going to be my husband. ... I do feel very lonely. But do I want a relationship? I can’t say never, but no, not now.”

David Bowie and Iman married in June 6, 1992 after two years of dating.
David Bowie and Iman married in June 6, 1992 after two years of dating.

Bowie died on January 10, 2016, at the age of 69, after an 18-month battle with cancer. He and Iman have a 18-year-old daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones. Bowie also has a son, Duncan, from his previous marriage to Angie Bowie.

Elsewhere in the interview, Iman discusses what it’s like to have random people on the street try to make a connection over Bowie’s death.

“People take pictures of me in the street, and say [touching my arm]: ‘I am so sorry for your loss,’” she said. “‘I’m like, don’t touch me. You just took pictures of me, how can you be sorry?’ I get the fans’ grief, but it’s not the same. They have lost someone they look up to; we have lost a husband and a father.”

Other times, the model said she doesn’t want to reveal how sad she is to anyone.

“People say to me, ‘Oh, you’re so strong,’” she said. “I’m not strong — I am just trying to keep it together.”

The couple’s romance was a storied one. Bowie and Iman tied the knot in Tuscany, Italy on June 6, 1992, after two years of dating. They were described as “inseparable.”

The couple earlier in their relationship.
The couple earlier in their relationship.

“We both understand the difference between the person and the persona,” she said. “When we are home, we are just Iman and David. We’re not anybody else.”

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