Angie Bowie broke down on Celebrity Big Brother on learning of his death.
The couple split after 10 years of marriage and have one son, Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones, 44.
Angie Bowie in the Celebrity Big Brother house (REX Features)
Sitting in the Diary Room in Celebrity Big Brother, an emotional Angie said: “I haven’t seen him for so many years, I can’t make a big drama out of it. I just feel like an era has ended with his passing… I’m so very sad.”
Through tears she later added: “Stardust is gone.”
She has been in the house since January 5 and opted to remain in the house after learning of her former husband’s death.
Talking to fellow housemates David Gest and John Partridge about her decision to stay in the show, she said: “I’d prefer to be here, but I’m damned if I do and damned if I don’t… if I don’t leave I look callous, if I stay I look callous.”
For those asking – Angie was told the tragic news about David Bowie off camera by her agent, then spoke to BB about it in the Diary Room.
— Big Brother UK (@bbuk) January 11, 2016
The 66-year-old former model has spoken about her ex-husband several times since entering the house, and accused him of turning their son against her.
She said: “I don’t see him (Duncan) at all. He doesn’t like me. But my daughter loves me, so it’s good.”
On the question of why her son chose not to see her, she said: “I guess David told him not to.”