David Bowie's ex-wife opens up about his sexual exploits during their tumultuous relationship as the rocker launches a musical comeback with a new album "The Next Day". Mary Angela Barnett known as Angie Bowie says in a new interview with The Sun that they're almost late to their own wedding following a night of wild threesome.
"The night before our wedding it was a mutual friend of ours. We went out for dinner, back to her place and had plenty of lively sex," she recalls. "We had a very late night and didn't go to bed until 3 A.M. or 4 A.M. Then we woke up late in north London and had to be in Bromley by 10 A.M. to get married. We just about got there in time and staggered in."
It was a marriage of convenience, according to her. "It was a bullsh*t romance. When he asked me to marry him, he said: 'And I don't love you, by the way'," she claims. "I watched David f*** everything that moved. In the first six weeks I knew him I met 14 people he'd slept with. He had told me before we married he didn't love me, so of course he was not going to be faithful."
One of the people whom she found naked in bed with David was Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones. "I walked into the bedroom and David was there with all these pillows and duvets on top of him and on the other side of the bed was Mick's leg sticking out. I said: 'Did you guys have a good night?' They were so hung over they could hardly speak. I took pity on them," she says.
Although they didn't marry for love, Angie decided to have a baby with David. She thought the child could help him out of depression especially after his father died. "He was so unhappy about losing his dad and I thought having a child would cheer him up," she reasons.
She gave birth to Duncan Haywood Zowie Jones in May 1971. He is now a successful, fiercely private film director known simply as Duncan Jones. "But I haven't seen Zowie since he was 14. He went to boarding school and decided he didn't want to see me anymore," she claims. "He's grown up now and if he wants to find me he can."
The couple divorced in 1980. She believes as his manager, she helped the rocker mould him into one of the world's biggest stars but received not enough compensation for what she did. Playing with gender and sexuality to create his bizarre stage personas such as Ziggy Stardust was her idea, she claims.
In addition, she helped him sane and cleaned up his mess from time to time. "I was in London and I got a call from David in Los Angeles and he told me he had been kidnapped by a warlock and two witches," she remembers one time she came to her rescue. "I got on a flight the next day to clean up another mess."
"He did escape, but not before the warlock - who was, of course, a drug dealer - had given him a load more Peruvian flake (cocaine) so he could get higher," she adds.
Of his comeback which comes a decade after his last album "Reality", Angie blatantly criticizes it. "I listened to the first single (Where Are We Now?) and it was just awful, just diabolical. The second one was worse than that," she disses it. "This is supposed to be the greatest comeback of the century? It's boring. I think every release since the first eight albums has been rubbish."
She believes the Tilda Swinton-starring music video for his second single "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" takes inspiration from her and their wild relationship throughout the years. "I watched 30 seconds and couldn't cope with any more. The subject matter is too retrospective," she states.
David is now married to Somali-American model Iman. They have a daughter born in August 2000, and reside mainly in Manhattan and London. Believing that he still has wild sexual habits, Angie blasts him, "When David and Iman bought the property in New York he worked on it for three years so it looks like one big apartment but is in fact two completely separate condos inside. That's so David has his privacy."
She adds, "What was he doing in there for ten years? I know - because a leopard never changes his spots."