David Bowie Enjoying ‘Golden Years’ With Family
In the last decade, David Bowie has seemingly adjusted to living a quiet life in New York City and London with his wife, Somalian-born supermodel Iman, and their 10-year-old daughter, Alexandria. Could his rock and roll days be behind him for good?
"He'll decide when he wants to come back," Iman said in an interview with Contact Music.
The 63-year-old British icon hasn’t issued a proper album since 2003's Reality and Iman doesn't seem to mind. Keeping busy with family life and carrying on with other creative projects like painting and his forthcoming book, Bowie: Object, seems to suit Bowie just fine.
"He has a lot of other things," Iman added. "He's a writer and he's a painter, he does sculpture and he's a dad to our 10 year old daughter, so I think his life is full."
As far as any new material goes, that's up to Bowie himself as the model further explained. "I will not make him do it because we love him so much that we want him to stay at home. It's really up to him."
The 55-year-old Iman opens up to British author and Barney’s creative director Simon Doonan about how she still "fancies" her husband of 18 years in the December issue of Harper's Bazaar and how the two rarely have a row. "Heroes" and "Suffragette City" also remain some of her favorite Bowie tunes.
"David doesn't fight," she says. "He is English, so he just stays quiet. I'm the screamer. Then he always makes me laugh. It's like cabaret. I keep him entertained too. I still fancy him — totally! — after all these years."
Iman appears alongside fashion maven Isaac Mizrahi in the second season of The Fashion Show, which kicked off earlier this week on Bravo.
I have to say it's quite lovely picturing Bowie in his domestic bliss, drying dishes or helping his daughter with her homework. Am I right?
Since Anglophenia is in a Bowie mood today, let's break it down with a little "Rebel Rebel":