Out fashion designer and movie director
Tom Ford said in a recent interview with gay glossy Out that a
“bad drinking problem” kept his dream of fatherhood at bay.
Ford, 55, and husband Richard Buckley
are raising four-year-old Alexander John Buckley Ford, whom Ford
refers to as Jack.
artist of the year, announced in 2014 that he and Buckley had
married in the United States after being together 27 years.
The Single Man director told Out
that he “always wanted” to be a father.
“I couldn't have had Jack in that
state – I'd have dropped him down the stairs and accidentally
burned him with a cigarette,” Ford said.
Being a father has changed his
perspective on life.
“You give up the right to kill
yourself,” Ford said. “And I kind of like that, because it's the
Ford's sophomore film, Nocturnal
Animals starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, opens November