He's adorned the cover of Rolling Stone and Time; she's graced layouts in fashion mags for 25 years. But the next time you see rock star David Bowie, 53, and model-turned-cosmetics-maven Iman, 44, in print, it may well be in the pages of Parenting.
Today, the superstar couple announced the birth of their first child together. The baby girl, Alexandria Zahra Jones, arrived at six minutes past 5 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 4.6 ounces. Bowie assisted in the delivery and, according to a statement, "cut the umbilical cord." Eew … too much information, David!
According to a recent interview, the couple had wanted to conceive for some time. "I was trying for a year and a half, and then I gave up," Iman told US Weekly. "Then, just when I thought that I had waited too long, I got pregnant. It was a pleasant surprise."
Bowie and Iman, who hooked up in 1990 and married two years later, both have children from earlier relationships. Bowie fathered a son with his first wife, Angie, in 1971; originally known as Zowie, the lad later changed his name to the (relatively) conventional handle Duncan. Iman's daughter, Zulekah, is 22.
Dixie Chick and Mysterious Hubby Feather Nest Meanwhile, one of the Dixie Chicks is readying her nest for a new arrival, too. Natalie Maines, one-third of the multiplatinum country act, and her husband, actor Adrian Pasdar, of the new NBC-PAX series Mysterious Ways, announced Monday that they're expecting their first child in April 2001.
The two, who met at the wedding of fellow Chick Emily Robison, were married June 24. Kids were definitely on the agenda for the newlyweds. "Babies! That's the meaning of life," declared Maines in a March interview.
The proud papa-to-be topped his wife's enthusiasm in his own statement. "This is merely the first of 10 children," he announced.
Natalie may have her hands full in the future, but she won't ever have to worry about her offspring accusing her of being a scab. According to reports in Variety, the Dixie Chicks just turned down a multimillion-dollar, one-year endorsement deal with Coca-Cola, because the beverage giant has refused to sign an interim deal with the striking actors' unions SAG and AFTRA.