Tom Ford didn’t send out any big announcements to let the world know that he had gotten married.
He just casually mentioned during an appearance at an Apple Store in London that he and his longtime partner, Richard Buckley, are now wed.
‘We are now married, which is nice,’ Ford said according to The Telegraph.
‘I know that was just made legal in the UK, which is great, but we were married in the States.’
Ford and Buckley certainly didn’t rush into anything: they have been together for 27 years. They also became first-time parents in 2012 with the birth of their son Alexander ‘Jack’ John Buckley Ford.
When the couple met at a fashion show in 1986. Ford was 25 and journalist Buckley was 38.
‘You can look at someone and feel like you’ve known him forever,’ Ford told Out magazine in 2011. ‘The first night I ever had drinks with Richard I felt I knew everything about him.’
Ford gained fame as design director then creative director of Gucci and later Yves Saint Laurent. Ford launched his own label in 2004.
He has also successfully moved into film directing and co-writing the 2009 film A Single Man which scored several major award nominations.