Iman’s children Zulekha Haywood and Alexandria Zahra Jones have different fathers. Zulekha was born during Iman’s second marriage to American basketball player Spencer Haywood. Alexandria on the hand, was born to the model after she married David Bowie, her third husband. Besides her two daughters, Iman is also stepmother to Bowie’s son Duncan Jones.
Zulekha Haywood works as a business consultant and analyst. She has worked with quite a number of firms and cosmetic companies. Her sister, Alexandria is a painter and an art enthusiast. Besides that, it was once stated that she was in high demand in the fashion industry.
Meet Alexandria Zahra Jones and Zulekha Haywood
Alexandria Zahra Jones
Alexandria Zahra Jones is the only daughter of the legendary singer David Bowie but the second of her mother, Iman. Lexie as she is also called was born on August 15, 2000, following her private’s ceremony in Lausanne.
Her parents’ marriage later influenced the content of Black Tie White Noise and other tracks such as The Wedding, The Wedding Song, and Miracle Goodnight.
Instead of using her father’s famous name, Alexandria, and her stepbrother (Duncan Jones) her father currently use Bowie’s legal surname.
In addition to being the daughter of a legendary performer and supermodel, Lexi Jones is her own person. Reports say she is an artist and might be following in the footsteps of her father.
However, in 2018, her mother revealed during an interview that there was a lot of interest in Lexi modeling. This came as a result of a picture the mother of two posted celebrating her daughter’s birthday on Instagram. Iman also revealed quite a number of agencies contacted.
Apparently, Alexandria Zahra Jones inherited the painting gene from her father, who was not only an iconic performer but also someone with a great passion for painting. Iman’s youngest daughter has posted several images of her paintings on social media and she also has a depop.com account where she sells her artwork.
The 23-year-old shares a strong bond with her stepbrother, Duncan Jones. Duncan was born to David Bowie during his short-lived marriage in 1970.
Alexandria’s father, Bowie died of liver cancer on January 10, 2016, and to commemorate his second-year remembrance, she and her mother got a tattoo in honor of the legend. From a picture she shared on Instagram, netizens believe she got a stylized crescent moon with the inscription “Daddy xx 1947-2016” as a tattoo.
While keeping a low profile, has been trolled on social media for wearing a chic brown swimsuit. Interestingly, the daughter of the supermodel slammed the follower who criticized her body confidence.
Zulekha was born on July 5, 1978 to former NBA star, Spencer Haywood and supermodel Iman. Her parents got married in 1978 and divorced in 1987. Following the divorce, there was a bitter custody battle for Zulekha.
During her parents’ divorce battle, Zulekha’s father claimed her mother was unfit to raise her, however, he later lost the custody battle.
Prior to her parents’ divorce, Zulekha appeared on magazine covers. She made her first appearance in Essence magazine.s 9th-anniversary issue together with her mother in 1979. At that time, she was barely nine months old. After that, she was also featured on the cover of the same magazine alongside her parents.
Besides her parents’ marital issues, Zulekha also had her own struggles with diet while growing up. Apparently, she battled with obesity which started when she was a child. According to her, she had been on diets since the age of eight but the weight kept coming back.
Ironically, her supermodel mother who introduced her to her first diet was a big fan of eating healthy. Her second diet, Eat Like a Pig, Run Like a Horse was introduced to her by her father. She had to engage in gruesome exercises but it did not limit her daily food quantity.
After several years of battling with her weight and several diets, Zulekha decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery which was able to help her from about 330 pounds to 165 pounds.
Away from her health challenges, there are speculations that Iman’s daughter attended Mercy High School in Farmington Hills and later Michigan State University. There are also rumors that she is now a business consultant and analyst who has worked with quite a number of firms and cosmetic companies.
While the celebrity daughter has enjoyed growing up in the shadow of her parents’ fame, there is quite a lot about her that she keeps private. At the moment, it is known that she is married to Jason young and they have a daughter, Lavina together.
In addition to her stepsister Alexandria, Zulekha has three other stepsisters; Isis, Shaakira, and Nikkiah, through her father.