David Bowie was "very lonely" before he met his second wife Iman.
The iconic musician - who passed away last week aged 69 - was dedicated to his work and did not enjoy much of a social life before he met Somalia-born Iman at a showbiz party in Los Angeles in 1990, according to his close friend and personal hairdresser Teddy Antolin.
He shared: "David was very lonely. It was so sad - all this hard work David did each day and then he was alone."
However, meeting Iman, now 60, proved to be a turning point in the life of the London-born star.
Recalling their first encounter, Teddy told the Sunday People newspaper: "David arrived in a white Mustang sports car, wearing white jeans and a white jacket, all denim.
"Iman showed up in a black Mercedes wearing all black leather. And I thought, what could be more perfect.
"The minute she walked in all the attention went to her, she just claimed the room.
"She had a big smile and her and David looked at each other and it was love at first sight, you could feel the electricity, something went off.
"They spent the night talking to each other like they had known each other forever. They were looking at each other like, 'Now what, shall we skip dessert and go home?'
"There was no one else in their lives but those two from then on."
Bowie, who married his wife in 1992, subsequently decided to make some huge changes to his lifestyle, including giving up alcohol and drugs.
Teddy explained: "David managed to become sober when he met Iman. He decided, 'I met her, I'm changing my life, I've got to impress this woman and step up' and he did.
"He did everything to change any kind of bad habits he had and it was remarkable because David never had a drink after that or anything."