Congratulations are in order for designer Tom Ford and his partner of 26 years Richard Buckley: they’ve just had a baby boy. Love magazine 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 Horny tweeted her congrats shortly after.
Ford has given several interviews over the years in which he’s talking about wanting children: “I’d better get busy soon because I still want to be able to pick them up” he told the Telegraph in May, a sentiment he echoed while giving a talk in New York. And last year, he told Time Out, “I always said I wanted to have children. And as I got a little bit older, Richard, who I live with – we’ve been together 24 years – 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 wouldn’t use it as a press tool. If I have a child, you won’t notice that I had a child. Maybe you’ll see it when it’s 18, but I will keep it out of the spotlight.”
So, Alexander John Buckley Ford, prepare to be handsome and well-dressed forever. And probably not on the cover of People before you’re even out of the hospital.