David Bowie fathered two children who mainly stay out of the limelight. However, while Bowie’s son became a successful film director and producer, many fans want to know: what does David Bowie’s daughter do?
Here is what I can tell you:
David Bowie’s daughter, Alexandria (Lexi), is a model, painter, and illustrator. Her works can primarily be seen on her Instagram feed, including a recent clip of a song she wrote.
Her passion for the arts came from her father’s artistic skills.
Other than painting, Alexandria also has an illustrious modeling career. She has worked with brands like Versace, Calvin Klein, and Donna Karan.
Let’s see what David Bowie’s children are doing these days.
Duncan Jones and Alexandria Zahra Jones, David Bowie’s son and daughter. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/d7A3vKQuMZ
— ari (@sailortvc15) January 8, 2021
How many children does David Bowie have?
David Bowie fathered two children: son Duncan Jones and daughter Alexandria. Additionally, Bowie also has a stepdaughter from his 2nd wife, Iman’s first marriage.
Here is what each of Bowie’s children is up to these days.
Born on May 30, 1971, from Bowie’s first wife, Angela Barnett, Jones grew up in boarding schools.
He studied philosophy in America before returning to England to graduate from London Film School. He forayed into theater from here and became a film director, producer, and screenwriter.
Duncan has won the Best British Independent Film Award and the Douglas Hickox Award for Best British Director. source
David Bowie divorced his model, actress wife Angela Barnett in 1980. Interesting side note: she is “Angie” in Rolling Stone’s song “Angie”.
He went solo until meeting Somali fashion model Iman in 1990. The couple solemnized their relationship and married in 1992 in a private ceremony and welcomed their only child together, Alexandria.
Alexandria Zahra Jones:
Born in 2000, Bowie’s daughter Alexandria (aka Lexi) is a highly creative artist and has a penchant for art and fashion.
While Bowie imparted the knowledge of art, her mother Iman imparted her technique knowledge. Lexi is a creative illustrator, poet, musician, and painter who shares her gifts on her Instagram account.
Follow her here: https://www.instagram.com/_p0odle_/
Lexi is also a poet. Jones keeps sharing her poetry on her account, examining several themes like feminism, love, autonomy, and intimacy.
Lexi is also an incredible wordsmith. She posted a song on her Instagram feed, revealing her stunning voice. Her video received over 50,000 news gaining her popularity and a shoutout from her half-brother Duncan.
Born to Iman and her first husband, Spencer Haywood, Zulekha is Bowie’s stepdaughter. Bowie adopted her when he married Iman in 1992. Haywood mostly lives a private life away from the limelight.
While he was with Iman for many years, did he ever date Labyrinth co-star Jennifer Connelly?
Luckily, I discussed it in a recent article. Find out about Bowie’s vibrant lifestyle and how many women he dated, and whether a very young Jennifer was among them.
Just click that link to read it on my site.
Happy Birthday, Zulekha! So proud of the woman & mother you have become… You will always be my baby, love, mom #ZulekhaHaywood #hbd pic.twitter.com/8dsTvLm1RT
— Iman Abdulmajid (@The_Real_IMAN) July 5, 2018
Was David Bowie close to Iman’s oldest daughter?
Bowie did not share a close relationship with Iman’s oldest daughter Zulekha as Zulekha had a difficult relationship with her mother, and the 2 were often at odds or estranged.
Zulekha Haywood is the daughter of Somali supermodel Iman and football legend Spencer Haywood.
Zulekha’s biological parents separated when she was five months old. After the divorce, Iman married musician David Bowie, opening the way for Zulekha in Bowie’s life.
If you look at the few articles on the internet, one can see that Iman and Spencer didn’t have a fairytale life. In fact, according to Spencer’s autobiography, the couple didn’t make love for the first nine years of their life.
Spencer often claimed Iman destroyed his life, while Zulekha accused her mother of constantly calling her “whale” when she struggled with obesity.
Other interviews show that after marrying Bowie, Iman mostly stayed detached from Zulekha’s life while Bowie didn’t attempt to participate in his step-daughter’s life much either.
An article also mentions how Zulekha relived the painful experience when Imam gave birth to Bowie’s daughter Alexandria. For all we know, Bowie didn’t share any close relationship with Zulekha as he mostly remained detached from her.
TIM: 2000 – David Bowie’s wife, the supermodel Iman, gives birth to their daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones. pic.twitter.com/z6Papil3Yq
— The Spill Magazine (@spillmagazine) August 15, 2017
How old was Iman when she had David Bowie’s daughter?
Iman was 45 years old when she had her and David Bowie’s daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones. The couple started their married life in 1992 and welcomed their only child together in 2000.
Here is a look at their love story.
Iman was 35 years old when she met Bowie after being set up on a blind date by a mutual friend in Los Angeles. After two years of seeing each other, the duo decided to tie the knot.
The couple went through thick and thin and supported each other in the best and worst times. Iman constantly helped her husband in his musical career, while David focused primarily on his wife’s dedication to his music and profession.
Expanding the family, the couple welcomed their first and only child together in 2000. Iman turned 45 years old at this point. The couple’s marriage grew stronger as they tried to give their daughter the best possible life.
The couple remained married for nearly 24 years until Bowie died of rare liver cancer in 2016. After her husband’s death, Iman decided never to marry as she feels she is “still married“. Iman told PEOPLE Magazine in November 2021.
Many fans believe despite David’s premature death of rare liver cancer, the couple’s beautiful fairytale remains one of the most remembered in the history of music.
But how did Bowie die? Did his decadent lifestyle end this fairytale too soon?
Read my recent article to find out the biggest factors that can cause liver cancer and how they played a role for Bowie. After all, even before the cancer he had a series of heart attacks that led to his no longer being able to tour.
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Happy 19th birthday to Alexandria Zahra Jones – daughter of Iman & #DavidBowie. pic.twitter.com/vq4QukyWfN
— Jake (The ’80s Never Ended in my World) Rudh (@JakeRudh) August 15, 2019
Does David Bowie’s daughter make a living as a painter?
David Bowie’s daughter doesn’t necessarily make a living as a painter. Most of her income comes partly from her father’s estate and partly from her variety of professionals.
Bowie’s daughter Alexandria is a multi-talented artist.
According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, she is a singer, songwriter, model, businesswoman, and poet worth approximately $1.5 Million. source
Few articles about Alexandria trying to explain her net worth indicate that her primary source of income is her business.
Alexandria also generates a lucrative amount of money from her Instagram account, as she has a fan following of over 100,000 followers.
She mostly stays active on her social media and keeps updating her personal life.
She posts pictures with her mother visiting different places, suggesting she is on good terms with her. Alexandria posted her picture on her feed in a recent post revealing a tattoo she got to pay tribute to her father.
David Bowie leaves Iman half of his estate…$100 million dollars https://t.co/nCkqFAJJ0K pic.twitter.com/kpQfGzM4F9
— xoNecole (@xonecole) February 1, 2016
Who inherited David Bowie’s money?
In his last will, David Bowie reportedly left 50% of his massive estate in a marital trust for Iman, 25% to Duncan, and 25% for Lexi.
Legendary singer David Bowie lost the most crucial battle to rare liver cancer. When he died in January 2016, he left behind a legacy of millions of fans to mourn the death of their favorite icon.
But he also left a considerable estate behind him which estimates say stood approximately around $100 million at his death.
As per law, the surviving family members, including his wife and two children, inherited the money. Additionally, close sources mention that Bowie decided that 50% of his money would go to a marital trust in Iman’s name in his last will.
At the same time, the rest would be shared equally between his son and daughter.
Alexandria Zahra Jones is the youngest child of music legend David Bowie and supermodel Iman. Born in the year 2000, Alexandria is pursuing her father’s footsteps into the art world and honing her skills in other fields.
As of now, she is a successful songwriter, singer, poet, painter, illustrator, and businesswoman. Both her parents have had a profound influence on her career choices, not just musically but visually. She is also leaving her mark in all domains.
As for her financial status, most of her income comes from her father’s estate.
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