TomAndRichard1Tom Ford, 51, and his partner of 25 years, Richard Buckley, 64, have welcomed their first child – a son named Alexander John Buckley Ford.

LOVE broke the news to the world on twitter this morning: “Congratulations to Tom Ford and Richard Buckley who have announced the birth of their son Alexander John Buckley Ford.” A picture of a birth announcement is making its way around Twitter, and puts the baby’s birth date as September 23, 2012. Whether this is a legitimate claim or not… we choose to believe our friends at LOVE magazine!

Ford has often spoken of his desire to have children, but last year told Time Out that if he did, it would be kept private. “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.” And just this past May during a conversation with Fern Mallis at the 92nd Street Y he said, “I’ve always wanted children. I think I better get going soon, though, if I want to be able to pick them up.” It seems he was already in the process of getting a bundle of joy of his own.

Congrats to Tom Ford and Richard Buckley! I hope we can anticipate a little collaboration between Tom Ford and, maybe, Baby Bjorn! We would definitely buy some pieces – a storage locker full of Tom Ford baby clothes could be in our near future (fingers crossed)!