Rocker David Bowie’s filmmaker son Duncan Jones has secretly married his longtime girlfriend, Rodene Ronquillo, but the news is bittersweet because she has just been diagnosed with cancer.
The “Source Code” director married the photographer on November 6, tweeting about the marriage and illness.
In a series of posts on Twitter.com, Duncan Jones writes, “On November 4th, my beautiful fiance @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.
“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. Lots has happened between nov 6 and now.”
Jones, 41, also revealed that his new wife will begin blogging about her cancer battle and is urging everyone to get tested.
The filmmaker adds, “I love my wife more than anyone. She’s young as can be. Women are getting breast cancer younger & younger. Women? check yourselves! ..& men? Touch up your loved ones. You may save the life of the person you love.”
Rodene, 32, will begin chemotherapy treatment on Tuesday and her husband has already shaved his head to show his support in a photo posted on Twitter.
Duncan Jones announced his engagement to Ronquillo in June 2012.