Richard Buckley – Bio, Age, Net Worth & Facts About Tom Ford’s Husband

Though best recognized as a celebrity spouse, Richard Buckley has an impressive résumé and is quite accomplished in his own right. Like his significant other, Richard is no stranger to the fashion industry nor to elite circles. For nearly three decades, Buckley has been the secret behind his famous partner’s success both professionally and on the domestic front. Read on to discover the secret to the couple’s long-lasting romance.

Richard Buckley’s Age and Bio

Richard Buckley has proven himself to be a pretty private celebrity. Besides the fact that he is an American boomer born sometime in 1948, there is a dearth of information about Buckley’s exact birthdate, birthplace, parents, family background, early life, and educational endeavors. Buckley is believed to have been living under the radar until his long term relationship and marriage to fashion designer Tom Ford came to light.

Richard Buckley’s private lifestyle has also left an air of mystery around his career endeavors. Nonetheless, he is best recognized professionally as a fashion journalist who has worked with top fashion media houses such as New York Magazine, Vogue Hommes International, Vanity Fair, Mirabella, and Italian Vogue, among others. Buckley is believed to have begun his journalism career sometime in 1979, he gradually rose through the ranks and has held top positions such as Editor-in-Chief for some of the glamour houses he worked for.

Richard also wears another cap as a performer. But besides his uncredited role in the 2009 movie A Single Man, which was co-written and directed by his partner Tom Ford, there is little or no information about Buckley’s efforts as an entertainer. More so, the celebrity spouse is believed to be an author who has co-written some books that can be found on Google Books.

His Net Worth

Despite the mystery surrounding Richard Buckley’s career endeavors, the celebrity spouse is believed to have amassed a sizeable fortune over the years. While his exact salary has not been disclosed, Buckley currently enjoys a net worth that is pegged at $20 million. However, that figure is insignificant compared to that of his lover. Tom Ford’s net worth is estimated at $300 million.

Facts About Tom Ford’s Spouse

Relationship, Marriage, and Kids

It is no secret that Richard Buckley is proudly a member of the LGBTQ community and is happily married to Tom Ford. The long term couple’s love journey dates back to the 1980s. Though Richard prefers to keep details of his personal life under wraps, he and his famous partner have been generous enough to share some information about their romance with the public.

The fashion journalist and fashion designer first crossed paths sometime in 1986, at a fashion show organized by a mutual friend. At the time, Richard Buckley was 38 years old and working as a fashion magazine editor while Ford was only 25 and working for Cathy Hardwick. As revealed by Ford, their story is a classic case of love at first sight. The designer was instantly smitten by the journalist’s mesmerizing eyes and it only took a ride in an elevator for their feelings to be confirmed.

Richard Buckley and Tom Ford
(L-R) Tom Ford and Richard Buckley: image source

Having established a romantic connection, the lovers moved in together within a month of their first meet and today, the rest is history. After dating for nearly three decades, the couple secretly made their relationship legal sometime in 2014, a period when gay marriages had gotten some certain level of acceptance in the world. Richard Buckley and Tom Ford’s union has produced a son, Alexander John Buckley Ford, born in September 2012, through gestational surrogate.

The couple has shared an inseparable bond for more than three decades. According to Buckley’s spouse, some of the secrets to their long-lasting relationship has been mutual respect and a conscious commitment to help balance each other as parents.


Richard Buckley’s piercing eyes and silver hair are some of his signature physical attributes. While some describe his eye color to be blue, Richard’s spouse believes they are the most mesmerizing and wildest eyes ever. According to Ford, they are neither watery-blue nor gray, but more of silver. Buckley’s height, weight, and other body measurements have not been disclosed.

Health Challenges

Buckley and Ford have had their own fair share of family troubles. Richard Buckley was diagnosed with cancer sometime in 1989, which was about three years into the couple’s relationship. Though at the time, he was warned that the illness could be fatal, Richard is believed to have totally beat the disease and is still going strong nearly three decades after.

Social Media Presence

Given Buckley’s private lifestyle, it is no surprise that he is inactive on social media. The celebrity spouse who likes to shy away from the limelight is conspicuously absent on popular social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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