Alexandria Jones, the Late David Bowie's Daughter: Teen Lives Private, but Normal Life

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Alexandria Jones is, by most accounts, a normal teenager. Living a fairly private life, the teen is now mourning the loss of her dad, David Bowie. Bowie died on Sunday, following an 18-month battle with cancer that most people had no idea he was fighting.

The daughter of the late Bowie and his wife, model and fashion designer Iman, Alexandria Jones was a surprise for the couple.

Iman had tried several rounds of IVF to get pregnant, with no success. Heavy reports she and David Bowie were considering adoption, when she became pregnant with Alexandria. Iman already had a daughter, more than 20 years Alexandria Jones's senior--Zulekha Haywood--from her marriage to Spencer Haywood. David Bowie had one child, a son Duncan Jones, with ex-wife Angela Bowie.

During David Bowie's last tour in 2013, Iman made it quite clear that she and Alexandria wouldn't be joining him.

"We have a 12-year-old in school," she told the Daily Mail, "so we are stuck, we can’t travel. Our schedule is around her, so I don’t know. We’ll have to go visit him, but we won’t be on tour with him because she’s in school."

David Bowie and Iman were dubbed "regular parents" in their raising of Alexandria Jones, despite the fact that both earned worldwide notoriety.

Iman will now raise Alexandria as a single mom.

While the world mourns the passing of David Bowie, probably none are grieving as horribly as Alexandria Jones--a teen who will now grow into a woman sans the earthly guidance of her beloved father.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.