Tom Ford Reveals He Secretly Married His Longtime Partner Richard Buckley

Celebrity News Apr. 8, 2014 AT 12:14PM
Tom Ford and Richard Buckley at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Credit: Larry Busacca/VF14/WireImage.com

Tom Ford is a married man! 

The fashion designer revealed Monday, April 8, that he and his longtime partner, Richard Buckley, tied the knot. In a conversation with British writer Lady Kinvara Balfour at London's Regent Street Apple store, Ford casually mentioned his recent nuptials.

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"We are now married, which is nice," Ford, 52, said of his commitment to Buckley, a journalist and former Vogue editor. "I know that was just made legal in the UK, which is great. We were married in the States."

Ford, who has been in a relationship with Buckley for 27 years, reportedly showed the crowd at the talk his wedding ring, but gave few details on the ceremony. 

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While the Gucci alum spoke little about his wedding, he has made no mistake about voicing his love for Buckley in the past. In a 2011 interview with Out magazine, Ford gushed, "You can look at someone and feel like you've known him forever. The first night I ever had drinks with Richard I felt I knew everything about him."

Ford said he decided in the length of an elevator ride that he was going to marry Buckley, explaining, "It excited me but it also scared me, because I knew he was different and that whatever it was I felt with him was very different from what I'd felt before."

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The pair, who met at a fashion show in 1986, welcomed their first child together in October 2012.  Their young son is named Alexander John Buckley Ford

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