Alexandria Jones is, by most accounts, a normal teenager. Living a fairly private life, the teen is now mourning the loss of her dad, David Bowie. Bowie died on Sunday, following an 18-month battle with cancer that most people had no idea he was fighting.
The daughter of the late Bowie and his wife, model and fashion designer Iman, Alexandria Jones was a surprise for the couple.
— HELLO! (@hellomag) January 11, 2016
Iman had tried several rounds of IVF to get pregnant, with no success. Heavy reports she and David Bowie were considering adoption, when she became pregnant with Alexandria. Iman already had a daughter, more than 20 years Alexandria Jones’s senior–Zulekha Haywood–from her marriage to Spencer Haywood. David Bowie had one child, a son Duncan Jones, with ex-wife Angela Bowie.
During David Bowie’s last tour in 2013, Iman made it quite clear that she and Alexandria wouldn’t be joining him.
“We have a 12-year-old in school,” she told the Daily Mail, “so we are stuck, we can’t travel. Our schedule is around her, so I don’t know. We’ll have to go visit him, but we won’t be on tour with him because she’s in school.”
January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle… https://t.co/ENRSiT43Zy
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) January 11, 2016
David Bowie and Iman were dubbed “regular parents” in their raising of Alexandria Jones, despite the fact that both earned worldwide notoriety.
Iman will now raise Alexandria as a single mom.
While the world mourns the passing of David Bowie, probably none are grieving as horribly as Alexandria Jones–a teen who will now grow into a woman sans the earthly guidance of her beloved father.