David Bowie had two children, his son Zowie, whose name was later changed to Duncan Jones, and his daughter Lexi. His career spanned almost 60 years before his sad death in 2016. His passing left his second wife Iman a widow, but was she the mother of his children?
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Who is the mother of David Bowie’s children?
There are two mothers to David Bowie’s children, as he had children with both his first and second wife.
With his first wife, Angie, Bowie had his son Zowie, while with his second wife Iman he had his daughter, Lexi.
Bowie met Angela Barnett when he became a solo act, just before the release of Space Oddity in 1969.
The pair married within a year, but according to Angie, the reason was “so that I could work.”
She told Evening Standard: “We got married so that I could work [to get a permit].
“I didn’t think it would last and David said, before we got married, ‘I’m not really in love with you’ and I thought that’s probably a good thing.
“Then I think he fell in love with me because he got really mad when we broke up and he behaved like a b****y queen.”
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Bowie even said she was like “living with a blowtorch,” and their relationship, needless to say, did not last long.
One source told the Evening Standard Angie had a huge impact on Bowie’s career and helped to “promote” him.
The source said: “He was already making music but she understood the power of his androgyny and ambiguous sexuality and pushed that side.
“Really, he was a voracious heterosexual but Angie promoted an image of him as a polysexual athlete.
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“Where David had the diffidence of an Englishman, she had the brash confidence of an American.
However, despite their marriage only lasting for 10 years, Angie gave birth to their son Zowie on May 30, 1971.
Zowie is now widely known as Duncan Jones, and is a film director, having made films Moon, Source Code and Warcraft.
Zowie was just eight-years-old when Angie and Bowie divorced in 1980, and the singer had full custody of his son.
Bowie’s career continued to flourish through the 1980s, seeing him move through the New Romantic pop era to the Tin Machine, his hard-rock quartet.
In 1992, Bowie married his second wife, Somali model Iman, and the couple had a private ceremony in Switzerland.
With Iman, Bowie had his second child, Alexandria ‘Lexi’ Jones, who was born in New York City on August 15, 2000.
Bowie also took on a step-daughter, Zulekha Haywood, who was born to Iman and her former husband Spencer Haywood in 1978.
Bowie died of liver cancer on January 10, 2016.
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