David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones has announced the arrival of his first child, six months after the death of his father.
Duncan, a film director, and his photographer wife Rodene Ronquillo revealed the news of the new arrival on Twitter, posting a cartoon image with an emotional caption alongside.
‘Stenton David Jones. Born July 10th, exactly six months after his grandad made room for him. Love you both so,’ the new father wrote.
Duncan and Rodene confirmed reports of their pregnancy back in February, a month after his father’s passing.
Again revealing the baby news on Twitter, the director shared a drawn picture of a baby in the womb, writing: ‘1 month since dad died today. Made this card for him at Christmas. Due in June. Circle of life. Love you, granddad.’
Duncan’s tweet seems to indicate he shared the lovely news with his dad during the holidays, so it’s likely David knew he was going to become a grandfather before he sadly passed away.
Duncan and Rodene have been married for nearly four years
Rodene added her own comical spin to the announcement, jokingly writing: ‘Shame on those of you who just thought I was really fat and didn’t say anything. HAHA. ;)’
Stenton is the first child for the couple, who have been married since November 2012. He would also be Bowie’s first grandchild.
Duncan was David’s only child with Angie Bowie, with whom he was married for 10 years, but he has been estranged from his mother for almost 30 years.
Angie was in the Celebrity Big Brother House when David passed away, and it was Duncan who confirmed the sad news to the world.
Posting a picture of his father and him as a baby, Duncan wrote on Twitter, on 10th January: ‘Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.’
Iman Bowie, David’s wife for 23 years, paid tribute to her late husband a month after his death, posting a beautiful quote on her Instagram account: ‘Each tear is a poet, a healer, a teacher.’
Duncan’s stepmother also reposted a picture of his baby announcement, with a simple comment: ‘Blessings’.