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Christie Brinkley Shares the Sweet Story of How Iman and David Bowie Conceived Their Daughter After Fertility Struggle

Sweet memories from a close friend. After the tragic loss of rock legend David Bowie on Sunday, January 10, many stars have reached out to his wife, Iman, to share their memories and their support. Fellow ’80s supermodel Christie Brinkley took to Instagram on Tuesday, January 12, to tell fans a special story about her part in Bowie and Iman’s family.

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Christie Brinkley
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“Iman always told the story in such a charming way,” she began, captioning the photo of Bowie and Iman cradling a baby. “‘It took two blondes to get me pregnant David Bowie and Christie Brinkley!’ ‘You see …’ Iman explained to me, ‘in Somalia they say if you are having trouble getting pregnant you must hold a baby all day’ so I handed her my baby, Sailor, and she held her all day long … and sure enough, it worked! After 7 years trying without luck … Iman got pregnant! So beyond her great beauty and business savvy, and beyond Bowie’s music and art, I always felt a sweet connection to this stunningly gorgeous and creative couple. Today my heart aches For Iman, and Alexandria for their untimely and unbearable loss. My deepest sympathy @the_real_iman.”

Brinkley, 61, also is mom to daughter Alexa Ray Joel, 30, with second ex-husband Billy Joel, and Jack, 20, with third ex-husband Richard Taubman in addition to Sailor, now 17, whose dad is Peter Cook.

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David Bowie and Iman
David Bowie and Iman The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Iman, 60, and the late rock legend welcomed their daughter, Alexandria, in 2000.

“I stumbled onto bliss,” he said in an interview with the New York Daily News in 2002. “And I have no intention of finding my way back out. I’m frighteningly happy. I don’t see ever wanting to change things in my personal life. Iman and I are very happy, and we have the most fabulous baby.”

Bowie died two days after his 69th birthday following an 18-month battle against liver cancer.


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