“You have to be at the right time in your life that you’re ready for an everlasting relationship, that it becomes first and a priority in your life,” Iman said in an interview with OWN’s “Where Are They Now” taped shortly before husband David Bowie’s Jan. 10 death.
The Somali Supermodel says her marriage to the late English rock star remained intact for 24 years because they were each at a point in their lives where they could commit to each other completely.
“If your career is important to you, don’t get married and have children, because something will give,” she continued. “I know we 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.”
The 60-year-old beauty added she and the “Heroes” singer managed to ditch their celebrity statuses when they were together.
“We both understand the difference between the person and the persona,” she said. “When we are home we are just Iman and David. We’re not anybody else.” Iman and Bowie married in 1992, welcoming their only child together, 15-year-old Lexi, eight years later.
Iman has remained mostly silent since her husband’s death but she has resumed posting inspirational messages daily on Twitter.