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Iman opens up about her 24-year-marriage with David Bowie

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Iman was married to David Bowie for an incredible 24 years before he sadly passed away in January, and now in a recently released interview the model has opened up about the secret to their lasting love story. Speaking prior to her husband's death for an episode of OWN's Oprah: Where Are They Now?, Iman said that when they were at home David was different to his famous persona.

"We both understand the difference between the person and the persona," Iman said. "When we are home, we are just Iman and David. We're not anybody else."

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Iman has opened up about her marriage to David Bowie

As for the secret to their lasting marriage? It was all down to timing.

"You have to be at the right time your life that you're ready for an everlasting relationship, that it becomes a first priority in your life," Iman said. "If your career is important to you, don't get married and have children, because something will give.


"I know as women we want to be able to have it all, but we can't have it all at the same time. So, make your priority of what you want at that time. Sometimes you don't even have to get married," she said. "Why do you have to get married?"

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David passed away after a secret battle with cancer in January

David passed away on 10 January after a secret 18-month battle with cancer. Iman has maintained a low profile following her husband's death, but has continued to post a number of inspiring and motivational quotes on Instagram, including a recent message which said: "Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient."

She has also expressed her gratitude at the love and support herself and the rest of David's loved ones have received in the weeks since his death.

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