You would think after all these years of following top designers, we would be the first to know about major events in their lives. But Tom Ford has kept a huge secret for quite some time… but the news is so good, we can’t be mad.

Ford announced on Monday that he and long-time partner Richard Buckley are now married. Mazel Tov! InStyle UK reports that the designer broke the news while giving a speech at an Apple Store in London. “Richard, my partner of 27 years, had also gone through something also quite tough in his life,” he said. “We are now married which is nice. I know that was just made legal in the UK which is great, we were married in the States.”

Ford and Buckley met during a fashion show. Ford sweetly told WWD that he was terrified the first time he saw Buckley because “I absolutely saw and knew my entire future.” Aww. The two announced the birth of their first child, Alexander John Buckley Ford, in September of 2012.

We’re so happy the two are continuing to grow their love for one another… after all 27 years in practically two lifetimes in Hollywood (amirite?). But we can’t help but have a thousand questions we want answered: Where was it? When was it? Were their fox terriers involved? Ugh… we’re afraid we’ll never know. Ford is known to be a very shy person, so we’re sure actual details will never be released… but here’s hoping.

Join us as we wish Tom and Richard all the best, and head over to InStyle for more information.


Michelle Manetti is a graduate of Pace University and has a degree in Communication Studies with a concentration of Media Studies. She met Marc Jacobs in an elevator once. She also believes that yoga, Liquiteria and a Hunter Thompson book could save the world.