Iman is suffering another loss.
Two months after husband David Bowie passed away from a long battle with cancer, the supermodel has lost her mother. "Saddened by the death of my mom Maryan Baadi. May Allah grant her the highest jennah #ripmaryanbadi," she tweeted early Friday morning.
Iman previously spoke to The Guardian about how proud she was of her parents' work in the Somali independence movement. "My mother was an activist, so was my father. They came from a generation of young Somalis who were actively involved in getting independence for Somalia in 1960," she said in 2014.
She also credited her mother for giving her the confidence to believe she could do whatever she wanted. "She instilled...the fact that nobody can take your self-worth unless you give your consent," she continued. "She always said to me that there is nothing that the boys can do—because I had two brothers—that you can't do, if not better."