Iman has opened up about the pain of losing her husband David Bowie, who passed away on January 10, 2016. His death came just two days after the singer’s 69th birthday and release of his final album ‘Blackstar’.
Iman and Bowie were married from 1992 until his death in 2016. Speaking in a new interview with Net-A-Porter, the supermodel revealed that she’ll never remarry.
“People take pictures of me in the street, and say [touching my arm]: ‘I am so sorry for your loss.’ 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,” she said.
“And sometimes, I don’t want people to know how sad I am,” she continues. “People say to me, ‘Oh, you’re so strong.’ I’m not strong – I am just trying to keep it together.”
When asked about the prospect of another relationship, Iman said: “I will never remarry. 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.” She added that her daughter with David Bowie, Lexi Bowie, is keen to move to Los Angeles where Bowie’s son Duncan Jones lives.
“But one of her biggest fears is leaving me,” Iman said. “I tell her: you are not responsible for me. It’s the other way around.”
Meanwhile, a 29-year-old man was arrested earlier this month (October 17) on suspicion of criminal damage after a divisive statue of the late David Bowie was defaced for the second time in six months.