Iman shares photo of rarely seen daughter with David Bowie in 17th birthday tribute
A year and a half after David Bowie died, Iman‘s focus is family.
The Somali supermodel, 62, shared a new photo of her rarely seen daughter with the rock star, Alexandria “Lexi” Jones, for her 17th birthday. The teen, who lives in NYC, took the self-portrait while enjoying summer’s offerings. You can see water behind her, and she’s wearing a white halter. Her red-tinged locks are full and flowing, and she’s sporting an adorned nose ring.
The Queen of my heart Lexi Jones at 17 years old! #selfportrait #LexiLove
A post shared by IMAN (@the_real_iman) on Aug 17, 2017 at 8:27am PDT
“The Queen of my heart,” wrote Iman, who’s CEO of a makeup line for women with skin of color, Iman Cosmetics. “Lexi Jones at 17 years old! #selfportrait #LexiLove.”
Lexi, who inherited an estimated $25 million from her father’s estate, celebrated her birthday on Aug. 15, and on that day, Iman reshared a graphic that combined an old photo of her next to a pic of the late rock star in his younger years. Bowie died of liver cancer in January 2016.
Repost from @davidbowie @TopRankRepost #TopRankRepost HAPPY 17th BIRTHDAY TO LEXI “You’re only seventeen…” We’re sure you will all want to join us in wishing many happy returns of the day to Alexandria Zahra Jones on her 17th birthday. (http://smarturl.it/Lexi17FB) Lexi is 16 in this picture, which was posted by her mother, Iman, last year. The colour pic (by DEZO HOFFMANN) is of her father, Davie Jones, in 1964, an ambitious 17-year-old King Bee himself with a very bright future ahead of him. Happy Birthday Lexi, here’s wishing you a similarly bright future with love ‘n stuff from everybody here. FOOTNOTE: Congratulations are also due to Iman on becoming a grandmother, with the arrival of baby Lavinia Rose Young to Iman’s daughter Zulekha and her husband Jason. #HappyBirthdayLexi #Lexi17 #LexiLove #NanaLove
A post shared by IMAN (@the_real_iman) on Aug 15, 2017 at 1:09pm PDT
Iman was pretty low-key immediately after the passing of her partner, but she’s been stepping out more in the last year. She’s hit the red carpet with her designer pal Zac Posen more than once and mostly attends charity galas.
Family has been Iman’s priority — and it’s recently grown. She shared her joy just days ago as her elder daughter, Zulekha Haywood, with her ex-husband Spencer Haywood, welcomed a baby girl. “Meet Lavinia Rose Young! My daughter Zulekha & her husband Jason’s baby!” Iman wrote on Instagram on Aug. 13. “Nana loves you! #NanaLove.”
Meet Lavinia Rose Young! My daughter Zulekha & her husband Jason's baby! Nana loves you! #NanaLove
A post shared by IMAN (@the_real_iman) on Aug 13, 2017 at 8:19am PDT
Of course, David’s son, Duncan Jones, whom he largely raised after his split with his ex-wife Angie Bowie, welcomed a son with his wife, Rodene Ronquillo, six months after David’s death.
June 7 would have been Iman and David’s 25th wedding anniversary, and she shared a tribute post that day too. But she’s also moving on and exploring “beginnings,” according to another Instagram. Among the inspirational quotes she regularly shares was this one.
A post shared by IMAN (@the_real_iman) on Jul 26, 2017 at 5:14am PDT
Cheers to the magic of new beginnings — and to birthday girls.
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