In a heartwarming Instagram post, Alexandria “Lexi” Zahra Jones, the daughter of rock icon David Bowie and supermodel Iman, delighted fans with a precious clip of herself dancing as a young girl with her father while they listened to the tune of “Sing a Song of Sixpence.”
The video captures a beautiful moment, showcasing Bowie’s evident love for spending time with his daughter, as he sports a wide smile and sings along with his unmistakable voice.
In the clip, Bowie also engages in a classic game of “I got your nose” with his daughter, exhibiting the playful side that every father possesses. Tragically, Bowie passed away from liver cancer in 2016, when Alexandria was only 15 years old, making the shared moment even more poignant.
Captioning the video, Jones affectionately referred to her father as her “forever sunshine” and playfully added, “Never fell for that ‘I got your nose’ shiet.” The heartfelt sentiment elicited warm responses from fans, including a comment from brendamcnallytwistik, who expressed gratitude for the priceless video: “My goodness, this is priceless—he’s singing and playing to his best audience, you. You have his infectious smile and laughter. Thank you for this.”
The video unveils a different side of Bowie, portraying him as a down-to-earth individual. The image of him clad in Carhartt pants and white middle-aged-guy sneakers stands in stark contrast to the various otherworldly personas he embraced throughout his career, such as Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke, and the Blind Prophet. In this clip, he is simply a dad.
According to those close to him, Bowie was known for his kindness, humility, and sense of humor in real life. Comedian Ricky Gervais, who considered Bowie a friend, shared his perspective with The Telegraph, saying, “Sometimes, because he was my friend, I forgot that he was David Bowie.
He was David Jones, a normal bloke. I think people assume he sits around in a silver suit with orange hair. But he’s just a guy who was brilliant at what he did and never stopped creating. He never let me down.”
Gervais’ sentiments were echoed by Bowie’s neighbors, as highlighted in an article by People following his passing. Danilo Durante, owner of the local Italian café Bottega Falai, described Bowie as reserved and kind, recalling moments when he would sit in the café, scribbling away in a small notebook.
Allison Glasgow, who worked at his local bookstore, shared a similar impression, stating, “He just looked like this friendly Irish guy. I was always struck by how completely unassuming [he was]. He would walk into the space, and you wouldn’t know it was him until he opened his mouth.”
Throughout most of her life, Bowie and Iman worked diligently to keep Alexandria out of the public eye. However, now in her early twenties, she has chosen to share glimpses of her life on Instagram. In addition to a personal account, she maintains another dedicated to showcasing her artwork.
Art has been a constant in Alexandria’s life, as she revealed on her Instagram page, “Art has always been a rock in my life for as long as I remember. As a kid, I was always doodling and painting in art class and during my free time. It wasn’t until my mid-teens that I became serious and started finding and refining my style. That’s when I developed a deeper passion, and I knew I wanted to create and share my pieces with the intent to encourage others to create their own.”