Solo dads: famous single fathers

Tom Ford opens up about being a single parent after losing his partner

Stars Insider

03/12/21 | StarsInsider


When it comes to celebrity parents, there is a lot of focus on single moms. And quite right too, it's no mean feat raising a child single-handedly, especially in an era where the gender pay gap is alive and well! But where are the single dads? Traditionally they get less media attention, and yet there are many fathers out there who have been a single parent to their kids at some point.

Three months after losing his partner of 35 years, fashion designer Tom Ford has opened up about the challenges of adapting to life as a single dad. Ford lost his husband, the fashion journalist Richard Buckley, in February after a prolonged illness. "It's been hard after 35 years, very hard," he told the Wall Street Jornal. I keep thinking, 'Oh, God, I have to call Richard,' or I need to send him a note about this. And he's not here." However, Ford thinks he's gotten pretty good at managing things alone with his 9-year-old son Jack. He recounted their shared morning routine which allows him to drop Jack at school by 7:45am and get an early start on his own day. Ford is embracing the new challenge at the age of 60. 

Check out this gallery to see some more famous single dads.


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