Christie Brinkley Helped David Bowie and Iman Conceive

Supermodel Christie Brinkley opened up about her role in Iman and David Bowie having baby Alexandria. And it isn't quite what we expected, but it's very sweet.

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The world is still reeling from the news that music icon David Bowie died on Sunday, so Christie Brinkley's sweet anecdote about the artist is just what we need at this time.

Brinkley, a close friend of David's wife, Iman, shared a simple story about her role in the conception of David and Iman's daughter, Alexandria "Lexi" Zahra Jones. Christie posted a photo of David and Iman holding newborn Lexi and beaming along with the following caption:

"Iman always told the story in such a charming way," she wrote. "'It took two blondes to get me pregnant David Bowie and Christie Brinkley!' '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!"

Iman always told the story in such a charming way... "It took two blondes to get me pregnant David Bowie and Christie Brinkley!" "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. Today my heart aches For Iman, and Alexandria for their untimely and unbearable loss. My deepest sympathy @the_real_iman (beautiful photo maybe from cover shoot for #hellomagazine @hellomagus )

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Christie went on to share a bit about Iman's fertility struggles. "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," she wrote. "Today my heart aches for Iman and Alexandria for their untimely and unbearable loss. My deepest sympathy @the_real_iman."

David and Iman were married for nearly 24 years at the time of his death. According to reports, the singer's desire to spend his life with the model—and start a family with her—came immediately.

"I was naming the children the night we met," he said, according to his biography, Bowie by Wendy Leigh. "I just fell under her spell."

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