by Pete Samson / The Sun
11th March 2013
DAVID BOWIE’S ex-wife has blasted the rock legend’s musical comeback as she revealed the truth about their shocking sexual exploits.
In an astonishing interview, Angie Bowie told how the star almost missed his own WEDDING after getting caught up in a three-in-a-bed romp.
Angie said: “David was big on threesomes with both men and women — the whole nine yards. And I was right in there.”
She also revealed what happened on the morning she claims she caught David and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger in BED together.
Speaking from her home in a quiet suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, Angie told of the paranoid depths of his drug abuse, his battle with depression and his bisexuality and love of threesomes.
The couple met in the late Sixties and London was swinging.
Angie, 63 — an American citizen born in Cyprus — had moved to the UK to study at Kingston Polytechnic and Bowie was trying to get a record deal to kick off his pop career.
Angie claims that she encouraged him to play with gender and sexuality and create the bizarre stage personas such as Ziggy Stardust, which turned him into one of the world’s most fascinating stars.
But the couple almost missed their own wedding, in March 1970, after waking up in bed with another woman after a night of sex and partying.
Recalling the threesome, Angie said: “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.
“We had a very late night and didn’t go to bed until 3am or 4am.
“Then we woke up late in north London and had to be in Bromley by 10am to get married. We just about got there in time and staggered in.
“We saw David’s mother Peggy and I thought, ‘Oh boy, this is not good.’
“It was a bullsh*t romance. When he asked me to marry him, he said: ‘And I don’t love you, by the way.’
“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.
“As it was the Sixties I suppose they called it free love.”
Angie also spoke about the morning she allegedly caught her husband and Rolling Stones frontman Mick together in the marital bed of their home in Chelsea in 1973.
She said: “They were not only in bed together, they were naked.
“My assistant was laughing in the kitchen when I got home. She said, ‘You won’t believe this. David and Mick Jagger.’
“I said, ‘Right then, put the kettle on.’
“I went upstairs and banged on the door and said, ‘Morning! Ready for breakfast boys?’
“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.”
Angie claimed Bowie’s fascination with Mick came from his desire to “seduce” all his major rock rivals.
She explained: “In our living room as we watched Top Of The Pops, David was constantly wanting The Rolling Stones to move over to the States.
He decided he would seduce him like he seduced any competition.
“But I don’t think it was a big love affair (with Mick). It was probably more drunken pawing.”
Despite their turbulent relationship, Angie hoped having a baby with Bowie would help lift his depression.
His family has a history of mental health problems — his half-brother Terry killed himself in 1985.
And, not helped by many years taking drugs including cocaine and heroin, Bowie also battled depression.
In May 1971, their son Duncan Haywood Zowie Jones was born.
His parents called him Zowie but he is now a successful, fiercely private film director known simply as Duncan Jones.
Bowie’s dad Haywood had died in August 1969 from pneumonia — just before his track Space Oddity went Top Ten and launched his pop career.
Angie revealed: “He was so unhappy about losing his dad and I thought having a child would cheer him up.
“But I haven’t seen Zowie since he was 14. He went to boarding school and decided he didn’t want to see me any more.
“He’s grown up now and if he wants to find me he can.”
Angie — who herself became a pop culture pin-up and is now a singer and writer — said she was constantly saving her husband from his paranoid haze as he became gripped by drugs.
She recalled: “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.
“He said that on All Saints’ night he had to inseminate these two witches so they could have the spawn of Satan.
“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.”
Angie was speaking four decades after a shoot with top snapper Terry O’Neill for The Sun helped turn her into an iconic Seventies rock ’n’ roll muse.
She said: “It’s 40 years since The Sun introduced me to the world.
“We did lots of great stuff with The Sun to promote David, including a series of iconic photos with Terry.”
After the couple divorced in 1980, Angie says she received £500,000 from Bowie — paid over ten years.
She believes it was far from enough, claiming she helped mould him into one of the world’s biggest stars.
Angie claimed: “I ended up getting $750,000 paid over the next ten years — not very much.
“And he refused to give me severance pay for managing him for the past decade.
“It was in tiny instalments — like a child with an allowance — I couldn’t even buy a house.
“When I broke up with David I didn’t recover for six years for him not paying me for managing him. Maybe I never got over it.
“I do not like people drunk or high. I did drugs but it was once we divorced.
“I thought, ‘If he thinks heroin and cocaine are so amazing maybe I can understand him if I try it.’ But I couldn’t understand a thing.”
Music critics are running out of superlatives to praise Bowie’s big chart comeback. His first album in a decade, The Next Day, is released on Monday.
After ten years in which he stepped away from the music business, living a quieter life in New York, it has been one of the most eagerly awaited releases in history.
But Angie blasted: “I listened to the first single (Where Are We Now?) and it was just awful, just diabolical. The second one was worse than that.
“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.”
The Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton plays the singer’s lover in the music video for second single The Stars (Are Out Tonight).
Many Bowie fans — and Angie — believe the character is based on her and the plot about the bizarre world of fame inspired by their wild relationship in the spotlight.
Angie added: “I watched 30 seconds and couldn’t cope with any more. The subject matter is too retrospective.
“I am pleased he got out of his house in New York and recorded an album. But why has he been sitting in his house for ten years anyway?”
Bowie has been married to stunning model wife Iman, 57, for 20 years.
But Angie suspects behind closed doors, the star could still have dark sexual habits.
She claimed: “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.
“What was he doing in there for ten years? I know — because a leopard never changes his spots.”