By Cristina Hodgson • 18 November 2019 • 10:36
A very modern family
BARRIE and Tony became, in 1999, the UK’s first gay dads. They were also the first same-sex couple to win the legal right to be named on a birth certificate as parents.
Additionally they courted controversy by championing gender selection and choosing beautiful, clever donors. Paying one donor, a Brazilian model that Mr Drewitt-Barlow spotted on a catwalk, £35,000.
Twenty years since they were first in the spotlight, their situation is once more the centre of controversy.
Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, 50, is now living with the husband he is currently divorcing as well as their five children and his new boyfriend, 25-year-old Scott Hutchison.
Scott Hutchison had previously dated Saffron, Barrie and Tony’s 19-year-old daughter.
Incredibly, according to the Daily Mail, Saffron and Barrie’s husband Tony, 55, who he is set to divorce, have both given their blessing.
Not only did Tony encourage Mr Drewitt-Barlow’s new relationship, he even acted as a mediator when the couple decided to break the news to Saffron who had split with Scott several months previously.
Currently, according to reports, the three men live happily under one roof, in their £6million, ten-bedroom mansion in the States.
The family, originally from Essex, now live in Florida. The children refer to Tony as ‘Dad’, Barrie as ‘Daddy’ and Scott as ‘stepdad’ — in what they call “a very 21st-century family set-up”.
In an interview with the Sun, Tony reportedly said that his children are still in a stable living situation but now ‘Dad’s got a new fella and we are one bigger happy family instead.’
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