How Christie Brinkley helped Iman and David Bowie conceive
Iman struggled to conceive for 7 years before trying this Somali trick
With his arms wrapped around his wife Iman and daughter Lexi, David Bowie couldn't look happier.
And behind the picture is the touching story of how American model Christie Brinkley helped her friends conceive.
"Iman always told the story in such a charming way... 'It took two blondes to get me pregnant - David Bowie and Christie Brinkley!'" the mum of 3 wrote on Instagram.
After 7 years of trying to conceive, Iman told her friend that in her home country of Somalia in Africa, they have an old wives' tale that holding a baby can help you get pregnant.
"'You see...' Iman explained to me, 'in Somalia they say if you are having trouble getting pregnant you must hold a baby all day' so I handed her my baby, Sailor, and she held her all day long... and sure enough, it worked!
"After 7 years trying without luck... Iman got pregnant! So beyond her great beauty and business savvy, and beyond Bowie's music and art, I always felt a sweet connection to this stunningly gorgeous and creative couple."
We reckon it must be something to do with hormones – or just the belief that you're doing something that will help.
The picture of the late music legend – who died of cancer on Sunday – and his family is from a Hello! magazine shoot they did when their daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones, also known as Lexi, was born in 2000.
Christie Brinkley posted the sweet shot as she shared her "deepest sympathy" for the family's "untimely and unbearable loss".
Lexi is now 15 years old and, sharing a picture of her daughter in December, Iman wrote: "How fast they grow up #lexilove."
We couldn't agree more, Lexi looks beautiful.
David also has 44-year-old son Duncan 'Zowie' Jones with his ex-wife Angie.
Our thoughts are with David's family at this difficult time.
Photos: Instagram / Christie Brinkley and Facebook / Iman
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