David Bowie’s daughter Lexi Jones, 20, pays tribute to her late father on his birthday with heartwarming childhood snap
David Bowie’s daughter has paid tribute to her late father on what would have been his 74th birthday.
Alexandria Zahra Jones, known as Lexi, 20, took to Instagram and shared a heartwarming photo of herself alongside her dad from her childhood.
In the snap, Lexi held a small cake reading ‘Happy Birthday Dad’ as the singer wrapped his arms around her.
Adorable: David Bowie’s daughter has paid tribute to her late father on what would have been his 71st birthday with a throwback snap
In lieu of a longer message, Lexi, who is also the daughter of supermodel Iman, simply wrote: ‘Happy Birthday XX’.
Iman also paid tribute to Bowie on his birthday, sharing a black and white photo of the couple as he kissed her on the forehead.
Alongside the photo, she wrote: ‘Forehead kisses are kisses meant for the soul. #EternalLove #BowieForever’.
Lexi is a budding artist based in California and is selling her artworks on Depop for up to $250.
Daughter: Alexandria Zahra Jones, known as Lexi, 20, took to Instagram and shared a heartwarming photo of herself alongside her dad from her childhood
She is the child of the Space Oddity hitmaker and the Somali fashion model, who first met in 1990 at a dinner party.
After her birth, it was said that she helped her father put his workaholic attitude ‘into perspective’ and give him the will to stay healthy after his first heart attack.
David also had a son, Duncan Jones, from a previous marriage while Imran shares her daughter Zulekha Haywood with a former love.
It has been five years since David shockingly passed away at the age of 69, on January 10, 2016, after an 18-month battle with cancer.
Iman married the English rocker in a romantic ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland in April 1992 which was later formalised in a wedding hosted in Florence in June.
Family: Lexi, who is the child of David and Somali model Iman, is a budding artist based in California and is selling her artworks on Depop for up to $250
She previously revealed how she did not want Lexi to follow her into modelling or becoming a superstar child of a famous couple, like many of her peers.
In a 2018 interview with Net A Porter, Iman, 64, said: ‘Every agency, every designer, called me to say: “If she wants to, we’d love for her to model for us.”
‘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.’
Happy memories: Lexi was born in the year 2000 to David and Iman, who remained together until his shock death from cancer in 2016
Iman and Lexi remain very close and back in May, Lexi shared an emotional post after revealing she hadn’t seen her mum for six months.
Lexi was stuck in Los Angeles during the coronavirus pandemic while her supermodel mother was at her home in New York.
In a Mother’s Day post, Bowie’s youngest child appealed to others to follow the lockdown guidelines so she could see her family again soon.
‘Everyone please stay inside I haven’t seen my mom for 6 months because we live on opposite coasts and it is very difficult to leave ny right now but I’m a child and I miss her dearly so pls be party poopers this one time so it doesn’t take 2 f***ing years to see her again thank you!’ she wrote.
The two were later reunited in New York.
Marriage: Iman married the rocker in a ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland in April 1992 which was later formalised in a wedding hosted in Florence in June (pictured in June 2010)
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