Bowie's Son Weds Cancer-Stricken Girlfriend


December 11, 2012

David Bowie's son Duncan Jones revealed on Twitter this weekend that he has married his longtime girlfriend Rodene Ronquillo after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The music icon's heir, 41, posted a photo of he and his new wife, 32, both sporting shaved heads with a caption that read: "Touch up your loved ones. You may save the life of the person you love."

Jones, who has directed movies Moon and Source Code, added: "I love my wife more than anyone."

The director broke the good and bad news of the couple's marriage and Ronquillo's cancer in a series of tweets to his 125,664 followers, writing: "So I just want to tell you a little story. It may take a few tweets, but I'm hoping you'll forgive me... November was a hell of a month! On November 4th, my beautiful fiancé @rodeneronquillo & I were, frisking about in bed, as you do. I am a boob man & found... A lump. It was a Sunday, so we had to wait to get an appointment to have the lump biopsied but by Wednesday, we had an answer. Cancer. Stage 2."

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We were a little overwhelmed by the news: cancer & Election Day, so decided to make it a set, ran down to the courthouse & got married! So cancer, election, marriage. All on one day! Two days later, Ro was in surgery."

Needless to say the newlyweds, who got engaged in June, have received an overwhelming amount of support, with Jones tweeting their gratitude: "A big thank you to everyone who has been in touch. Ro & I humbled & very grateful... learn the lesson though! Feel up your loved ones!"

Ronquillo has already had surgery and is about to start chemotherapy treatment on Thursday.


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