Monday, January 18, 2016

David Bowie and Iman: Love at First Sight


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David Bowie and his wife Iman, pictured after their wedding in Florence in 1992
David Bowie and his wife Iman, pictured after their wedding in Florence in 1992
I was sad to hear of David Bowie's passing last week. Thought I'd share this story from The UK Mirror. It recalls Bowie's first meeting with supermodel Iman in 1990. She became his wife in 1992, but when he first saw her, it was love at first sight...
The man who introduced David Bowie to his future wife Iman has told how the pop icon was racked with loneliness before falling in love at first sight.
Bowie was at the height of worldwide fame but trapped in a desperately ­solitary life at the end of the 1980s, ­according to his close friend and ­personal hairdresser Teddy Antolin.
Too famous to lead an ordinary life, the megastar from a London suburb struggled with the adulation of millions of fans.
But that changed when Teddy ­arranged for the troubled star to meet supermodel Iman at his birthday party in Los Angeles in 1990.
The pair immediately hit it off and Bowie – who died last week aged 69 from liver cancer – dedicated his time away from music to being the perfect partner for Iman, now 60.
"...Teddy, 68, said: “David was very lonely. It was so sad – all this hard work David did each day and then he was alone.”
The flamboyant hairdresser met Somalia-born Iman at another showbiz party in LA.
Teddy said: “I didn’t want to speak to her at first. I thought it would be so cliché if I say ‘How beautiful you are’ but you end up doing that and we started talking and a light bulb went on.”
He begged New York-based Bowie to fly to LA specially for his birthday dinner party at a restaurant where ­unsuspecting Iman would be a guest.
Teddy said: “David arrived in a white Mustang sports car, wearing white jeans and a white jacket, all denim.
“Iman showed up in a black Mercedes wearing all black leather. And I thought, what could be more perfect.
“The minute she walked in all the attention went to her, she just claimed the room.
“She had a big smile, and [she] and David looked at each other and it was love at first sight, you could feel the electricity, something went off.
“They spent the night talking to each other like they had known each other forever..."
To read the complete article, click here. Do you believe in love at first sight? Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

3 comments:

Norma Beishir said...

Beautiful wedding photo. She's so elegant, and he looks dashing....

William Kendall said...

They were quite a pair.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

David Bowie will certainly be missed.

I don't believe in love at first sight - attraction, definitely, but IMO love means knowing the person and all their faults, and loving them anyway.