David Bowie's ex-wife Angie reveals his open affair with Harlem Madame

‘I was happy to share’: David Bowie’s ex-wife Angie, 70, reveals she gave her blessing to the rocker’s year long affair with femme fatale Laurita Watson

  • Angie Bowie said she supported David’s 12-month affair with American restaurant owner, Laurita Watson
  •  Laurita met David and Angie in 1972 after moving to London
  •  Ms Watson grew up in New York’s notorious Harlem district and after opening her own brothel became one of the city’s most successful madames
  • Angie was married to David from 1970 until their divorce in 1980 

David Bowie’s ex wife of a decade Angie has revealed she spent a year of her marriage sharing him with a renowned femme fatale from New York. 

Angie, 70, told the Mirror Online she supported David’s 12-month affair with American restaurant owner, Laurita Watson, now 82, as it made him ‘feel good’. 

Celebrity Big Brother star Angie described the love triangle with Laurita as ‘bizarre’ and ‘wonderful’ and said her husband’s mistress often stayed at the couple’s Maida Vale flat.

Golden Years: David Bowie’s ex wife revealed she spent a year of their marriage sharing the rock-star with a renowned femme fatale from New York (pictured with his son Duncan James)

Angie said: ‘I don’t know anyone else who could have an affair with my husband/business partner and never upset me or make me feel disrespected or neglected. I loved that her relationship with David made him feel good.’

Laurita grew up in New York’s notorious Harlem district and after opening her own brothel became one of the city’s most successful madames.

She met David and Angie in 1972 after moving to London, giving up her career as a madame. Speaking about their love affair, Laurita said she had a closer friendship with Angie- more so than with David.

The other woman: Laurita Watson, 82, grew up in New York’s notorious Harlem district and embarked on a year long affair with David Bowie after moving to London in 1972

‘Three is one of the most powerful numbers and there was the three of us, it was very spiritual,’ Laurita said. 

Speaking of their very rock ‘n roll set up for the first time, Laurita explained she was initially friends with Angie and her romance with the Labyrinth star developed later.

Laurita remained tight lipped about her physical relationship with Bowie, hinting that she would leave that for her upcoming tell-all book.

Unconventional: Angie said: ‘I don’t know anyone else who could have an affair with my husband/business partner and never upset me’ (pictured in 2016)

But their year-long relationship did eventually turn sour, which Angie says was caused by ‘an infraction of the Bowie protocol’.  

Laurita went on to become a mother of seven and her London restaurant became a celebrity hotspot for rock and roll stars. 

The Harlem native also enjoyed a whirlwind romance with Purple Haze singer Jimi Hendrix, which Angie has written about in her own upcoming publication.

Meanwhile, Angie, who had son Zowie Bowie, 48, (voluntarily named Duncan Jones) with her glam-rock husband in 1971, now lives in Tuscon, Arizona with her husband Michael Gassett.

The former model said her ex-husband’s paramour had a ‘very giving spirit’ and there was ‘no animosity’ regarding the love triangle set up.

Angie said: ‘Our friendship was so bizarre and wonderful and succeeded where, to all intents and purposes, it should never have taken root and blossomed.’

Angie met musician David Bowie in London in 1969, at the age of 19, through a mutual friendship with record executive Calvin Mark Lee. 

The couple married one year later, on March 19, 1970, at Bromley Register Office in Beckenham Lane, Kent. They had an open marriage. 

She previously stated they were not in love and the union was a marriage of convenience. 

After nine years of marriage, Angie and David Bowie separated, and finally divorced on February 8, 1980, in Switzerland. 

Rock n’ roll lovers: Angie described the love triangle with Laurita as ‘bizarre’ and ‘wonderful’ and said her husband’s mistress often stayed at the couple’s Maida Vale flat (pictured in 1974) 

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