Tom Ford Married to Longtime Partner Richard Buckley

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IN LOVE: Tom Ford, left, and Richard Buckley

The designer announced the news while speaking at an event in London on Monday.

Congrats to Tom Ford, who has revealed that he's now married to his longtime partner, Richard Buckley.

The American designer made the happy announcement on Monday at an event in London, reports Women's Wear Daily

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"I lost so many friends in college. I would say more than half of my closest friends," said Ford. "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 U.K. which is great. We were married in the States."

Ford first met Buckley at a fashion show in the 1980s. At the time, he was only 25, and Buckley, former editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes International, was 38. "I went to a fashion show and this silver-haired guy was staring at me with these piercing water-blue eyes," he told WWD. "It scared me because I absolutely saw and knew my entire future."

The couple welcomed their first son, named Alexander John Buckley Ford, in September 2012.