Tom Ford & Richard Buckley Welcome Baby No. 1: Alexander John

It sounds like congratulations are in order for Tom Ford and his partner Richard Buckley!

According to LOVE magazine, the designer and his longtime love are the proud new parents of a baby boy named Alexander John Buckley Ford, born in Los Angeles, California on September 23.

Just last year Tom, 51, talked about wanting to be a father, saying that if and when the time came he would be sure to guard his family’s privacy.

“I always said I wanted to have children. And as I got a little bit older, Richard, who I live with – we’ve been together 24 years – did not want children. And so I decided not to have children. But 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.”

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