Richard Buckley Biography - Affair, Married, Wife, Nationality, Salary, Net Worth
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The first night I ever had drinks with Richard I felt I knew everything about him. He has the wildest eyes — like an Alaskan husky. They give away absolutely nothing, yet they are completely mesmerizing. When Buckley met Ford, he was 38 years old and Ford was only Days after their first encounter, Ford was sent to WWD on an errand and came in contact with Buckley once again. It was then that Ford decided he would one day marry Richard Buckley.
Buckley opened up about the moment he saw Ford in an interview with OUT saying: After three and a half years in Paris, I moved back to New York to be the editor of a new Fairchild magazine called Scene.
On my fourth day back in town, I attended the show of a young designer called David Cameron. As I was waiting for the show to begin it was held in a loftI noticed a guy standing in the crowd off to the side and thought, Cute. When the show was over, I sat in my seat, fiddling with my pens and my notebook, until I saw his camel coat out of the corner of my eye. I hopped up and started to walk out with him.
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Like I said, we were in a loft, and the quickest way out was by the stairs. As we walked, I would look over at him from time to time and smile. This went on until we hit the street, when I swear he sprinted away from me.
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I do it all the time. We both went home for Christmas, and when we came back, he gave me the key to his apartment and asked if I'd move in, and I did. We'd known each other barely a month. He'd lived with someone for three or four years, but it wasn't really a serious relationship, and he was very consciously looking for that.
He had come to that stage of his life at age 38, and I was at that stage at age 25, but we were both ready to settle down and fall in love and have a life with someone.
I had slept with a lot of people and done my fair share of drinking and dancing and drugs.
I'd had sex for the first time when I was I had a girlfriend in high school who was pregnant twice while we were together. In those days, in the '70s, abortion was considered a form of birth control, and I think in most high schools at the time, it was quite casual.
I certainly wouldn't do that if I were with someone today, even as a teenager, so I think it was a part of that era, and the casualness with which sex was treated on television.
When you watch an old '70s television show, everyone is just hopping into bed with everyone in a completely casual way. I think AIDS definitely changed it.
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One of the very first people to be diagnosed with what was then called gay cancer, inwas a friend of mine. It completely flipped me out, and from then on, I was extremely safe. It probably saved my life, but it damaged the way I think about sex forever. You just associated sex with death'or at least I did.
So we would have a date, and then he would go to the hospital, and I would go to the hospital; consequently, that was very much on our minds. There was still enormous fear, and that affected our early sexual relationship tremendously, as well as just watching very close friends die at the same time we were falling in love.
If we made a list, I would say that half of our friends from the early '80s are no longer with us. It continued into the early '90s -- it just didn't stop.
Three years after we started living together, Richard was diagnosed with cancer and at the time was told that it was most likely going to be fatal. We've had a fair amount of personal family tragedy, and things happen that do, ultimately, bring you closer, because they're things you go through together and they make your history richer.
Getting older together has been interesting because we've both changed. And Richard, when we first got together, was very, very social and very talkative. Richard is an extrovert, and I'm an introvert, but meeting us today you would think the opposite. Richard, now, often, can be quite quiet, especially if he knows you well. But if you get Richard at a party, he's extremely animated.
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I actually hate parties, and I try not to go. I prefer dinner one-on-one or with four or six people. One of the things that always amuses me -- amuses isn't even the right word, because it doesn't amuse me -- but often, I'm at dinner parties with very close friends, straight, and they realize that Richard and I have been together 24 years, and the response is often, 'Wow, you guys have been together 24 years!
I don't think of gay men being together that long. What are you talking about? A lot of my straight friends have married and divorced and married and divorced in the time Richard and I have been together.
I think that preconception, from even very educated liberal friends, that being gay is possibly more sex-based than emotionally based, is surprising and shocking in today's world. I'm someone who likes being part of a couple and always wanted that and always sought that, and it would probably be true for me whether I was gay or straight.
Richard and I are bound together, and I think that's what that recognition is when you look someone in the eyes and you feel like you've known them forever. It is a kind of coming home. After three and a half years in Paris, I moved back to New York to be the editor of a new Fairchild magazine called Scene.