IMAN’S close friend has said the grief-stricken supermodel is “holding up” following David Bowie’s death on Sunday.
The 60-year-old married the Starman singer in 1992 before welcoming daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones, 15, together in 2000.
Speaking about how she’s coping, former model and fashion activist Bethann Hardison told PEOPLE: “She’s fine. We’re fine. We’re holding up.
“It comes in waves, you know. He’s a great loss â€“ not just a loss as an artist, but as a human.”
Days before her husband lost his battle with cancer, Iman hinted at the devastating news that was to follow.
“Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory,” the first of three said.
Another post featured a striking picture of Bowie dressed as his most famous alter-ego Ziggy Stardust.
With his iconic red hair and pink face paint, the ground-breaking singer stands calmly with a cigarette hanging from his mouth as two stylist fit the Japanese-themed cape.
Bowie passed away just three days after releasing his 25th studio album, keeping his 18-month battle with cancer so private that even close friends weren’t aware of his struggle.
One of his last public outings was at the December premiere of his musical in New York where he “collapsed from exhaustion” behind the scenes.
Director Ivo van Hove, who he worked with on his stage show Lazarus said: “It was written that he looked so well, so healthy. But behind the podium he collapsed from exhaustion.
“It was then that I knew that it may be the last time I would see him.” – Daily Mirror