Tom Ford, the internationally acclaimed fashion designer and director and his partner for over 25 years, Richard Buckley, have announced the birth of a son. Alexander John Buckley Ford is just over a week old now and is the first child for the gay couple.
Ford, who was the former creative director of Gucci for ten years until 2004, had this to say about the birth in 2011. “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.”
If that was not a verbal slap to Hollywood celebrities cashing in on their children, then I don’t know what is. But the fact of the matter is that most people would probably sell photos of their children if they could command millions for them. With celebrity children, they don’t even have to be cute (Rumer Willis) or even legitimate (Arnold’s bastard child from his affair with the housekeeper), so long as they can generate ad revenue. With Tom being over 50, and his partner well into his 60s, this child is going to be swimming in the dough alot sooner than most trust fund kids, that’s for sure! I’m just sayin’!