One of Britain's first gay fathers welcomes baby with daughter's ex

One of Britain's first gay fathers welcomes baby with daughter's ex

September 27, 2020

Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, 50, one of Britain’s first gay dads, shares his joy at welcoming a baby girl via surrogate with his fiancé, 25 – who used to date his eldest daughter

  • Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, 50, and partner Scott Hutchison, 25, have announced the safe arrival of their daughter Valentina Willow Drewitt-Barlow
  • Couple live in a Florida mansion with Barrie’s ex of 32 years, Tony Drewitt Barlow 
  • Bisexual Scott previously dated Barrie’s daughter Saffron, 20, for several months
  • In April the couple announced they were expecting a baby girl via surrogate 
  • Barrie and his former partner Tony, 55, hit headlines in 1999 when they became the first same sex couple to be formally registered as parents in the UK 

One of Britain’s first gay fathers has welcomed his second daughter, with his eldest daughter’s ex-boyfriend via surrogate today. 

Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, 50, who is originally from Manchester, is engaged to his bisexual assistant Scott Hutchison, 25, who previously dated his 20-year-old daughter, Saffron, for several months. 

The couple announced earlier this year they were expecting a baby together in October, but this morning revealed that their baby daughter has come a month early. 

Barrie revealed they feel ‘totally blessed’ that their daughter Valentina Willow Drewitt-Barlow has arrived, sharing an adorable video of the newborn to his Instagram.  

One of Britain’s first gay fathers, Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, 50, has welcomed his second daughter Valentina Willow Drewitt-Barlow (pictured) with his eldest daughter’s ex-boyfriend via surrogate today

She’s here! Barrie, originally from Manchester but living in Florida, is engaged to his bisexual assistant Scott Hutchison (left), 25, who previously dated his 20-year-old daughter, Saffron, for several months. The couple will co-parent Valentina Willow

 

 

Barrie and his former partner Tony, 55, hit headlines in 1999 when they became the first same sex couple to be formally registered as parents.

Speaking of his latest parental joy, Barrie penned: ‘Welcome to the world our beautiful daughter – Valentina Willow Drewitt-Barlow x our girl is almost a month early but she is perfect. We feel totally blessed x I love you Scott x’.

The post racked up nearly 600 likes in just four hours, with friends and family hailing the newborn ‘beautiful’ and wishing ‘all the best’ for the couple.   

Last month, Barrie proposed to his daughter’s ex-boyfriend – while on holiday with them both. 

The romantic moment took place on a motor yacht near the Croatian island Hvar. 

Barrie had decorated the boat with candles and rose petals as well as laying out a bottle of champagne. 

Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, 50 (right) and his assistant Scott Hutchison, 25 (left) revealed they are engaged last month 

Barrie (left) proposed to Scott (centre), his PA of seven years, while on holiday with daughter Saffron (right), who previously dated Scott for several months 

Barrie followed up the post by sharing pictures of himself posing with both Saffron and Scott, hailing his daughter ‘his everything’

Barrie followed up the post by sharing pictures of himself posing with both Saffron and Scott, hailing his daughter ‘his everything’.  

Barrie and his former partner Tony, 55, hit headlines in 1999 when they became the first same sex couple to be formally registered as parents. Their surrogate gave birth to twins Aspen and Saffron.

The fathers, who are worth £40million and live in a £6million 10-bedroom mansion in Florida, went on to have three more children.

Barrie has said Scott, his PA of seven years, became a ‘shoulder to cry on’ when  former partner Tony, who is now in remission, was in hospital during cancer treatment in 2018

The couple previously announced they were expecting triplets, but in April shared a scan photo revealing just the one baby girl is on the way

The pair, who made their millions through ventures including a surrogacy agency and medical research firm, became civil partners in 2006 and married in 2014.

But Barrie previously told how they ‘slid into a platonic relationship’ after Tony was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.

He said Scott, his PA of seven years, became a ‘shoulder to cry on’ when Tony, who is now in remission, was in hospital during treatment in 2018. 

Last year, Barrie announced that Tony remained his ‘true love’ but they had ended their 32-year relationship. 

Meanwhile Saffron has said she is ‘not bothered’ by her father and ex’s relationship, provided they are happy together. 

In 1999, Barrie and Tony hit the headlines when a surrogate gave birth to twins Aspen and Saffron (pictured)

From left: Tony, Barrie, Saffron and Scott live together in their £6million Florida mansion 

Earlier this year Barrie revealed he was expecting a baby girl with his daughter’s ex-boyfriend via surrogate, with Barrie’s ex Tony agreeing to be the baby’s godfather. 

Their surrogate, Marie, is from San Francisco and has previously worked with the couple for their agency, the British Surrogacy Centre. 

The couple transferred three blastocysts (embryos) – two girls fertilised by Scott and one girl fertilised by Barrie. 

All three men and the Drewitt-Barlow’s children still live together in their Florida mansion, which has separate wings.

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