Alexandria Zahra Jones: biography and latest news!

    Lexi © Instagram
    Lexi © Instagram

  • Her full name is Alexandria Zahra Jones but she is known as Lexi Jones
  • She loves to travel and eat
  • Lexi has a pet dog named Max
  • Her first name, Alexandria, means “defender of humanity”
  • Her middle name, Zahra, means “inner light”
  • Lexi’s mother is multilingual and is fluent in Somali, Arabic, Italian, French and English
  • Her mother is Somali while her father is of English and Irish descent

The offspring of a star is no less a star and gets the same, if not more attention and fame than his ancestor. Such is the case with Alexandria Zahra Jones, the teenage daughter of the famous late English singer, songwriter and actor, David Bowie, and Somali-American model Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid.

Her father is critically acclaimed and fellow musicians for his innovative work and his music has continued to prove its enduring popularity with the music-buying public. With four of her albums appearing in the UK Albums Chart and four in the UK Vinyl Albums Chart, as well as three in the top 5, her music still has its effect and has not lost its luster.

Alexandria Zahra Jones Biography

David and Iman welcomed their first child together on August 15, 2000, after waiting for her for so long. Their cutie was born at Mount Sinia Hospital in Manhattan, New York. Her birth marked a turning point in her parents’ lives and they apparently turned to her.

Her father reportedly quit smoking, drinking and turned to a healthier, low-fat diet to become a clean machine and lead a normal family life around the same time of her birth.

Alexandria popularly known as Lexi or Lex was described as a miracle baby due to the fact that her mother had difficulty conceiving. Her parents even tried IVF to get pregnant, but it failed and they were considering adoption when it was discovered that she was on her way.

She took center stage in her parents’ lives and apparently brought them closer together. The famous duo shared their lives in London and New York and always had her little one with them.

Lexi is still a young teenager who hasn’t set her sights on her career but instead focuses on her studies. She leads a quiet life far from all the paparazzi.

Her family life

The beautiful Lexi was born to rock star David Bowie and fashion icon Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid. His parents celebrated their wedding in Tuscany, Italy on June 6, 1992.

He met Iman at a party in Los Angeles and describes his attraction to the model as immediate and all encompassing. He was totally smitten from the first glance that he was already naming their future children. The two exchanged vows 18 months later in Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 24, 1992, in a private ceremony.

With the arrival of their bundle of joy almost eight years later, their living environment changed. Iman described the arrival of their daughter as the happiest moment of her life and said that although they had been very close as a couple, Lexi’s arrival brought them even closer together. She described the feeling as one of joy or contentment that is almost palpable for both of them. Lexi has enriched their parents’ lives and added color to their lives beyond their dreams.

The rock star wanted to be so involved and active in her little one’s life. He would join her in taking him to school and doing other activities with her.

Lexi’s arrival also caused David to take a few steps away from life in the spotlight. During this time, he began to evolve into major roles and only accepted a few acting roles. However, he made a notable appearance in the 2001 comedy, Zoolander.

Alexandria Zahra Jones was the first child born to David and Iman as a couple, but the two already had one child each from their previous marriages, leaving Lexi with two half-siblings. David had Duncan James from his first marriage in 1970 to Angie while Iman had Zulekha from her marriage to Spencer Haywood.

Father: David Bowie

David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie was born on January 8, 1947 in Brixton, South London, England. He has been a leading figure in music for over five decades, with his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. David is known for his hit songs such as Man of Stars and Odd Space.

He released four albums after the birth of his daughter. Pagan came in 2002 followed by 2003’s Reality and The Next Day was released on his 66th birthday in 2013. David received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.

He continued to spring surprises until his final days with the release of his 25th and final album, Black Star on his 69th birthday in 2016. His time on earth, however, came to an end on January 10, 2016, after a long 18-month battle with liver cancer at age 69 in his New York City apartment.

Mother: Iman

Zara Mohamed Abdulmajid is a Somali born fashion model, actress and entrepreneur born on July 25, 1955 and known as Iman. After being discovered by an American photographer, Peter Beard, while attending a university in Kenya, she did not look back but embarked on a modeling career. She has modeled for almost 2 decades and owns her own cosmetics company which she started in 1994. The company focuses on hard-to-find shades for women.

Iman was awarded a Lifetime Fashion Icon on June 7, 2010, by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). The award was given to her for her signature style that has had a great influence on fashion.

The fashion icon super model cum was married to American basketball player Spencer Haywood from 1977 until their divorce in 1987. However, they had a daughter in 1978.

Brothers and sisters

Alexandria has two half-siblings from her parents’ previous marriage.

Duncan Zowie Jones, also known as Duncan Jones is an English director, producer and screenwriter who is best known for directing the 2009 science fiction film, Moon. His half-sister is Zulekha Haywood by her mother.