David Bowie's daughter, 19, hasn't seen supermodel mom Iman in 6 months due to lockdown: 'I miss her dearly'
Lexi Jones asked everyone to follow social distancing measures to ensure that the restrictions are over as soon as possible so that she can meet her mother
David Bowie's 19-year-old daughter, who has not seen her mother Iman in six months, has appealed to people to take social distancing seriously to beat the coronavirus.
While Lexi Jones is stuck in Los Angeles, her supermodel mum Iman is in New York, which currently has the most cases of the virus in the US. Taking to social media she expressed her desire to reunite with her mother in a Mother's Day post.
"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, as she shared a series of sweet photos with her mother.
One of the throwback pictures shows a younger Lexi kissing her mother and another shows her mother giving her a hug while posing for the camera, as the little one held a chicken nugget in her hand.
Iman married David in a private ceremony in Switzerland in 1992. At the time, the 'Space Oddity' singer already shared a son, Duncan Jones, with his first wife, Angela Bowie. David also adopted step-daughter, Zulekha Haywood, who was born to Iman and her former husband Spencer Haywood in 1978.
Lexi lost her dad in January 2016 when he died of liver cancer. To commemorate his death both Lexi and her mother got customized tattoos. While the teenager got a decorative crescent moon and the words "Daddy xx 1947-2016," Iman inked a dagger on her ankle with the word David, Express reported.
David's daughter has grown up to be a social media influencer with over 53,000 followers. She mostly uses her social media page to showcase her work and sell some images, as well as graphic art on denim. Her artworks sell up to $250 apiece on Depop.
In an interview with Net A Porter in 2018, Iman said she did not want her daughter to follow in her footsteps and enter the world of modeling nor did she want her to become a typically pampered superstar's kid like many of her peers.
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."
That does not mean that Lexi has not shown signs that she might one day want to take up modeling as a career option. But for now, she has to be satisfied posting selfies on the net like a normal teenager. "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," Iman added in the interview.
When he was alive, David also made sure that very little information about his daughter was known to the press.