TOM FORD TONED DOWN
Designer Tom Ford says he feels less sexy now that he’s a sober dad.
In a dishy interview with Mr. Porter, Ford opened up about his personal life, from his 4:30 am wakeup call to his love of iced coffee in a bath, to the fact that his sex drive has gone down since he became a father two and a half years ago — and a sober dad at that. (His husband is former Vogue Hommes editor Richard Buckley.)
According to Mr. Porter: “I read that men who are the primary caregivers of children have lower testosterone levels. It drops, according to some reports, because nature wants the man to stay with the children and not let them wander off … Now I don’t know if my testosterone levels have dropped or not, I haven’t had them tested, but I feel less sexy, definitely. ”
While he worked for Gucci, Ford says he was a high-functioning alcoholic. He sobered up a few years ago, and now has a child.
“I suppose stopping drinking made me feel less sexy, too,” he says. “I think that being drunk all the time used to fuel, and I don’t mean my sex drive, but my … you know, I did a lot of things with Terry Richardson, that I wouldn’t have otherwise done.”
We’ve been there, Tom. We’ve been there.