Iman Shares 'Love & Gratitude' in First Social Media Post Since Husband David Bowie's Death

"She's fine. We're fine. We're holding up," friend Bethann Hardison told PEOPLE in January

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David Bowie‘s widow Iman, speaking for the first time since his January death, shared a simple message Saturday morning: “Love & Gratitude.”

The tweet is her first in nearly a month. It echoes an earlier message posted to Twitter by Bowie’s eldest child, the director Duncan Jones: “Just wanted to thank you for the incredibly kind words & thoughts.”

“She’s fine. We’re fine. We’re holding up,” friend Bethann Hardison told PEOPLE in January. “It comes in waves, you know. He’s a great loss – not just a loss as an artist, but as a human.”

The couple, who were together for 25 years, were instantly attracted to one another, and their connection remained deep and passionate over the years.

“They really knew each other because they had come up and traveled in the same circles. They were great together,” friend Teddy Antolin told PEOPLE in January. “She was a real force and he needed a woman by his side to keep him focused.”

In 2010, reflecting on their marriage, Iman, 60, told Harper’s Bazaar, “David doesn’t fight,” she said. “He is English, so he just stays quiet. I’m the screamer. Then he always makes me laugh. It’s like cabaret. I keep him entertained, too. I still fancy him – totally! – after all these years.”

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