07/06/2016 09:57 BST

Iman Shares Emotional David Bowie Tribute On Wedding Anniversary


Supermodel Iman paid a touching public tribute to David Bowie, on their wedding anniversary.

On Monday (6 June), which commemorated the 24th anniversary of the couple’s wedding ceremony, Iman shared a throwback photo of the two of them, standing on a beach together and beaming into the camera.

The photo was accompanied by the message “the best part of you is me”, while Iman added: “June 6th... 24th wedding anniversary #foreverlove

June 6th...., 24th wedding anniversary #foreverlove

A photo posted by IMAN (@the_real_iman) on

Opening up about her relationship with David in 2014, Iman insisted to the Guardian that the key to their happy marriage was leaving their public personas at the door.

She said at the time: I fell in love with David Jones. Bowie is just a persona. He's a singer, an entertainer. David Jones is a man I met.”

Andrew H. Walker via Getty Images
David Bowie and Iman at a charity gala in 2011

Elaborating on this more recently, in an interview recorded before her husband’s death, Iman told Oprah Winfrey: We both understand the difference between the person and the persona. When we are home we are just Iman and David. We’re not anybody else.

“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.”

David Bowie died at the age of 69 in January, following a private battle with cancer.

His death sparked an outpour of grief from his fans around the globe, with tributes to him performed at both the Brit Awards and Grammys the following month.

Tap the image below to launch the slideshow...

Photo gallery Rare David Bowie Pics See Gallery
Also on HuffPost