One of music’s greatest icons leaves a legacy of two children from two different marriages. Find out more about David Bowie’s children here!
David Bowie was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Born in London on January 8, 1947 as David Robert Jones , the multi-talented icon took over the ’70s glam rock era as his alter ego “Ziggy Stardust” with his single “Starman.” From there, it was one success after another, as he constantly transformed his styles and genres to keep his fan base growing. The “Fame” composer has even ventured into acting, with roles in The Man Who Fell to Earth , The Hunger , and cult favorite Labyrinth. In January 2016, Bowie died at the age of 69 after a battle with liver cancer.
While his contribution to the arts will live on, Bowie also leaves behind a legacy of two children. He has a son Duncan Jones , whom he shared with his first wife Mary “Angie” Angela Barnett . The couple married in 1970 and divorced 10 years later. Later, David married the supermodel. Iman in 1992, the happy couple welcomed daughter Alexandria “Lexi” Zahra Jones . Find out all about Bowie’s children below!
Duncan Jones accepts the Album of the Year award on behalf of his father David Bowie at the 2017 Brit Awards.
Duncan followed in his father’s footsteps into the realm of Hollywood, when he became a film director, producer, and screenwriter. Born on May 30, 1971 in London, Duncan grew up attending prestigious boarding schools with the name “Zowie”, which he chose to rhyme with his father’s stage name. After changing his name, he studied philosophy in the United States before returning to England to graduate from the London Film School in 2011. His first foray into film was a huge success! His 2009 feature Luna was nominated for seven British Independent Film Awards, winning Best Independent British Film and the Douglas Hickox Award for Best British Director.
As an avid gamer, Duncan had a dream come true writing and directing the 2016 film Warcraft , a blockbuster movie based on the video game of the same name. “I’ve been a gamer all my life and I was determined to make a good movie out of the game,” he said. PC gamer about viewing him from the movie. “I actually love that there aren’t any prominent examples of good guys, because I want to be the guy who does!”
Lexi Jones and mom Iman in New York in 2011.
David and Iman welcomed their only daughter, Lexi, in August 2000. Along with Duncan, he also has another half-sibling, Zulekha Haywood , Iman’s daughter from his first marriage to former NBA star Spencer Haywood , who it ended in 1987. Sadly, Lexi was only 15 years old when her father passed away. She keeps the memory of her alive on her Instagram of hers as she often posts heartbreaking tributes to her. I think of you every second of every day and you are all I need. I love you,” she wrote to herself a year after her death, along with a photo of Bowie holding her when she was a baby. Lexi also honored him with a tattoo that reads “Daddy xx 1947-2016.”
Although she misses her father dearly, Lexi has her mother to lean on and the couple is incredibly close. On Mother’s Day 2020, Lexi shared an emotional post, saying that she was heartbroken that she couldn’t see Iman due to the pandemic travel restrictions. “Everyone please stay inside,” she wrote. “I haven’t seen my mom in 6 months because we live on opposite coasts and it’s so hard to leave New York right now. I’m a kid and I miss her terribly so please be a killjoy this time so it doesn’t take me two fucking years to see her again.”
As for following in her mom’s footsteps into modeling, Lexi has Iman to thank for keeping her out of the spotlight to enjoy some privacy while she was still young. “All the agencies, all the designers called me to say, ‘If she wants to, we’d love for her to model for us,’ but I said, ‘No, she doesn’t,’” Iman explained to Portero magazine in 2018. “I know why they wanted her to model. It is because she is the daughter of David Bowie. She says I’m overprotective. But I told him: ‘All this can wait. She’s not going anywhere. She has a life that is private while you can, because one day soon it will be public. So she enjoys this.’”