David Bowie’s daughter, Lexi Jones, is remembering her father for his birthday. The late rock star would have turned 74 on Jan. 10. Bowie, beloved by millions for his music, passed away after a battle with cancer in 2016.
Alexandria Jones, or Lexi as she calls herself, shared a photo of herself as a child alongside her dad. In the photo, Jones had surprised her father with a homemade birthday cake. The cake reads, “Happy Birthday Dad.” In the photo, the two smiled from happier times. Lexi captioned the picture with “Happy Birthday XX.”
Lexi is the daughter of Bowie and his second wife and model Iman. The two were married from 1992 until Bowie’s death in 2016. Bowie also has another child, director Duncan Jones, from a previous marriage.
David Bowie’s Wife Also Honors Him
Lexi wasn’t the only one to honor the late rock star. His widow also paid tribute to Bowie and his memory. She shared a black and white image of the couple. In the photo, Bowie kissed her own on the forehead. Iman captioned the image with, “Forehead kisses are kisses meant for the soul. #EternalLove #BowieForever’.”
Iman and Bowie first met at a dinner party in 1990. They were married two years later in Lausanne, Switzerland, and an additional ceremony in Florence. Despite being famous as a model, Iman doesn’t want their daughter to follow in her footsteps. She prefers for Lexi to chart her own path in life.
“Every agency, every designer, called me to say: “If she wants to, we’d love for her to model for us,” Iman told Net a Port. “I said: “No, she doesn’t.” I know why they wanted to her to model – it’s because she is David Bowie’s daughter. She says I am overprotective. But I told her, this can all wait, it isn’t going anywhere. Have a life that is private while you can, because one day soon it is going to be public, so enjoy this.”
David Bowie may be gone but he will never be forgotten.