Congratulations are in order for designer Tom Ford and his partner of 26 yearsÂ Richard Buckley: they’ve just had a baby boy.Â LoveÂ magazineÂ broke the story on Twitter, saying, “Congratulations to Tom Ford and Richard Buckley who have announced the birth of their son Alexander John Buckley Ford.” Cathy HornyÂ tweeted her congratsÂ shortly after.
Ford has given several interviews over the years in which he’s talking about wanting children:Â ”I’d better get busy soon because I still want to be able to pick them up” he told the Telegraph in May, a sentimentÂ he echoed while giving a talk in New York. And last year, he told Time Out,Â â€śI always said I wanted to have children. And as I got a little bit older, Richard, who I live with â€“ weâ€™ve been together 24 years â€“ did not want children. And so I decided not to have children. But if I have children, no one will know about it until the child is born. And no one will ever see the child because I certainly wouldnâ€™t use it as a press tool. If I have a child, you wonâ€™t notice that I had a child. Maybe youâ€™ll see it when itâ€™s 18, but I will keep it out of the spotlight.â€ť
So, Alexander John Buckley Ford, prepare to be handsome and well-dressed forever. And probably not on the cover of PeopleÂ before you’re even out of the hospital.