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"I will never remarry," she told Net-A-Porter's digital magazine PorterEdit in a new interview released Friday. "I mentioned my husband the other day with someone, and they said to me: 'You mean your late husband?' I said, 'No, he is always going to be my husband.'"
While the fashion icon hasn't ruled out entering another relationship completely, she can't see herself doing so in the near future.
"I do feel very lonely," she admitted. "But do I want a relationship? I can't say never, but no, not now."
Bowie passed away from liver cancer in 2016—bringing an even greater level of public attention to Iman and her family.
"People take pictures of me in the street, and say [touching my arm]: 'I am so sorry for your loss,'" she told the publication. "I'm like, don't touch me. You just took pictures of me, how can you be sorry?"
While she recognizes the death was difficult for fans, she can't equate it to the loss she experienced.
"I get the fans' grief, but it's not the same," she added. "They have lost someone they look up to; we have lost a husband and a father."
"And sometimes, I don't want people to know how sad I am," she continued. "People say to me, 'Oh, you're so strong.' I'm not strong—I am just trying to keep it together."