Tom Ford and Richard Buckler are among the gay couples who waited patiently for a certain level of acceptance in the world before they could make their union official. The duo supposedly dated for almost three decades before they finally tied the knot in 2014. Apart from his marriage to the world-class celebrity fashion designer, there is a lot more to know about Richard Buckley. Read on for other facts about his life, career, and the marital bliss he has been enjoying with his long-time partner.
Richard Buckley Bio (Age)
He was born in 1948, probably in the United States as the exact date and place are not given. Likewise, information about his childhood, parents, siblings, and education are not known. It appears Buckley was just living a modest life before Ford came along and put him on the spotlight.
In most quarters, he has been heralded as a performer but no credit has been given to him in that respect. Most notably, Richard Buckley is an LGBT writer and journalist. He has co-written a couple of books which are available on Google Books.
He began his career in journalism when he landed a job at New York Magazine in 1979. After many years in the field, he became the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Hommes International and held the post from 1999 to 2005. In addition to the foregoing, Buckley also takes credit for a few works he did for glamour magazines like Dutch, Italian Vogue, Mirabella, Vanity Fair, and a lot more.
Richard’s absence from social media does not help with the dearth of information on his personal life and career. He has no account on any of the known social sites but has not failed to appear with his famous spouse at public events.
Although he doesn’t have a glittering career, at least none that has been made public, Buckley has managed to make a lot of money for himself. Through his numerous ventures, he has been able to accumulate an impressive $20 million in estimated net worth. This breathtaking figure, however, becomes a trifling amount compared to Tom Ford’s $300 million fortune which he supposedly spends on his husband without batting an eye.
Richard Buckley’s Life As Tom Ford’s Husband
Congratulations were in order when in 2014, Tom Ford made it known in a discussion at the Regent Street Apple store in London with British author Lady Kinvara Balfour that he had tied the knot with his long-time partner in the United States. At this time, most people in the world were still trying to wrap their heads around same-sex relationships and marriages.
The couple has not shared all the details about how they met and how they were hit by Cupid’s arrow but it is known that they hooked up in 1986. Subsequently, they waited almost 30 years to make their union official due to strict laws against gay relationships at the time. Together, Tom Ford and Richard Buckley welcomed a son named Alexander John “Jack” Buckley Ford in September 2012, using a gestational surrogate. In 1990, Buckley and his partner left New York for Italy where they resided for a while. The family is complete with some fox terriers which are not left out of the spotlight as they have made appearances on Ford’s runway, as well as his film – A Single Man.
The family currently enjoys a life of luxury in their Los Angeles, Santa Fe, and London residences. Ford’s house in Santa Fe is a 24,000-acre private tract put together by popular Japanese architect Tadao Ando.
Tom Ford has accomplished a lot in the entertainment sphere, giving his name a global touch. He is an iconic American fashion designer who has also worked in the capacity of a film director, screenwriter, as well as film producer. At the early stage of his career in the fashion world, Ford was the creative director at luxury fashion houses including the likes of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. After garnering enough experience and expertise, he went on to launch his self-named luxury brand in 2006. In the film industry, Ford is acclaimed as the director of Academy Award-nominated films A Single Man (2009) and Nocturnal Animals (2016).