Tom Ford on His (Secret) Marriage, Being Name Dropped in a Jay Z Song & More

tom ford photo portrait Tom Ford on His (Secret) Marriage, Being Name Dropped in a Jay Z Song & More

Tom Ford Portrait. Image: Designer’s Facebook.

American designer Tom Ford recently gave an Apple Talk in London. During the appearance, he touched upon many subjects, one being his marriage to his partner of 27 years, Richard Buckley. It was something not publicly known until now. Ford had this to say about his marriage according to WWD’s quotes from the event, “I lost so many friends in college. I would say more than half of my closest friends. Richard, my partner of 27 years, had also gone through something also quite tough in his life. We are now married, which is nice. I know that was just made legal in the U.K. which is great, we were married in the States.”

He also talks about his toddler son, Alexander, and how it has changed his life having a nanny in his house. “I can’t come downstairs naked and have a bowl of cereal in the morning, so I get dressed,” he says. “Before I had a child, I literally took off all my clothes the minute I walked in the door and that was that.”

On the issue of the popular Jay Z song which name drops him, Ford admits he’s surprised about the response. “It wasn’t what I expected – I had to go online and see what it really meant. What really freaks me out is when he’s at a giant stadium and performs it and there’s 60,000 people screaming your name. If you’re in the business of a brand it’s one of the best things that could happen to you.”

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