A mother of two, Iman is currently married to David Bowie with whom she has a daughter Alexandria Zahra. Iman’s eldest daughter is Zulekha Haywood from a previous marriage to basket ball player Spencer Haywood.
Liya established The Liya Kebede Foundation whose mission is to reduce maternal newborn and child mortality and to improve the health and well being of mothers and children around the world. In 2005, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director General appointed Liya as WHO’s Goodwill Ambassador for maternal, newborn and child health.
Liya is married to Kassy Kebede, a managing partner at an investment company. "I go to him for everything! Career, the foundation, anything. He's the most wonderful supporter. He's just brilliant. He's my right hand." They have 2 children.
"I definitely would never discourage girls that want to start modeling. Nothing is impossible. You should have fun, be responsible. Know that it's work at the end of the day. Maybe it feels like a lot of fun at times, but really, it's a career. It's something that hopefully you can have for a long time and count on. I think that if it works for you, it's a wonderful business."