04/08/2014 10:10 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Tom Ford Marries Longtime Partner Richard Buckley

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Tom Ford has married his longtime partner, Richard Buckley.

The iconic designer made the big reveal while speaking with Kinvara Balfour ‏at Apple's Regent Street store on Monday, April 7, in London.

"I lost so many friends in college -- I would say more than half of my closest friends," he said, per British Vogue. "Richard, my partner of 27 years, had also gone through something also quite tough in his life. We are now married which is nice. I know that was just made legal in the UK which is great; we were married in the States."

Ford told Women's Wear Daily he and Buckley first crossed paths at a fashion show. They went on three dates and were living together four weeks later. The two welcomed their first child, Alexander 'Jack' John Buckley Ford, in 2012.

While marriage may be seamless, parenthood has changed his lifestyle a bit.

"I used to spend most of my time at home naked, but now we have a child it means we have a nanny and so I can't come downstairs naked and have a bowl of cereal in the morning," Ford told the crowd on Monday, per British GQ. "Before I had a child I literally took off all my clothes the minute I walked in the door."



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