David Bowie’s widow, Iman, recently opened up about how she keeps Bowie’s memory alive years after his passing. While appearing in an interview with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager for “Today,” the supermodel spoke about the significance of her necklace with Bowie’s name on it. The necklace, a thin gold nameplate with “David” written on it, is something that Iman “never takes off.” She explained that a mutual friend of hers and Bowie had gotten her the necklace after his 2016 death, saying, “I’ve been wearing it ever since.” She added by saying, “It’s part of me, I don’t take it off even when I’m showering.”
The pair met in 1990 when they were set up on a blind date and instantly fell in love. They tied the knot two years later in 1992, and in 2000 they welcomed their daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones, to the world. The couple shared an incredible romance, leaving Iman heartbroken with Bowie’s passing in 2016 due to liver cancer. Iman told People in November 2021, “I still feel married. Someone a few years ago referred to David as my late husband and I said ‘No, he’s not my late husband. He’s my husband.’ Through my memory, my love lives.”
The supermodel often shares Instagram photos in Bowie’s memory, the latest post being on Valentine’s Day with a quote saying, “I still fall for you every day.” She also took to Instagram in January posting a quote that reads, “Your absence is like the sky, spread over everything,” with the hashtag “BowieForever” in the caption in honor of his birthday on January 8th.
In her interview on “Today,” Iman spoke about these Instagram quotes saying, “Memories, they are the ones who will sustain us and his memory is all around me all the time.” She continued by saying, “I always say grief does not have an expiration date. It comes, it goes. It changes to other things. But memories. If you really hold on to the memories and remember the beautiful things instead of running away from them. Instead of ‘Oh it’s so sad he’s not here…’ but wasn’t it great that he was here, and I was with him.”