A wardrobe full of designer labels and a yacht docking in Miami: you’d think it’s the life of a rich, middle-aged high-flyer, but it’s actually owned by a newborn boy.
Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, 52, and his fiancé Scott Hutchinson, 27, welcomed their son Romeo Tarquin as a surrogate on Aug. 12. Since then, there has been a flood of gifts at staggering costs.
“We just spent $2.8 million on a yacht for Romeo and named it after him,” Drewitt-Barlow told The Sun. “It’s currently in Miami where Saffron [my eldest daughter] climbs on board with her new boyfriend and sets off for Cuba and the surrounding islands for two weeks.”
“We want to give him the same start in life as the other children, so we have set up a trust fund for him. tony [my ex] I gifted him $1.15 million and I doubled it for him,” he continued. “We will of course build up a nice portfolio of things for him over the next few years.”
Drewitt-Barlow said they’ve already bought “literally every designer you can think of” for little Romeo.
“Burberry, Versace, Dior, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, if a designer sells baby clothes, we grab them,” he added.
He said 2-year-old Valentina – who used to be the family’s baby – is in no way jealous of her little brother and has thrown many presents in her way.
“She has a personal chef, an entire playroom full of the latest gadgets and toys, a full-time nanny and a team of housekeepers to attend to all of her needs, including a full-time hairstylist to style her hair every day.” , he listed.
Drewitt-Barlow, who appeared on Below Deck, and his ex-husband Tony Drewitt-Barlow, 56, have a combined net worth of $204 million, which they still share after their split.
Drewitt-Barlow shares children Saffron and Aspen, both 22, Orlando, 18, and twins Jasper and Dallas, 11, with his ex, with whom he had a high-profile split in 2019.
The couple made history as Britain’s first ‘gay dads’ in 1999 when they became the first same-sex couple to be listed on their twins’ birth certificates as ‘parent one’ and ‘parent two’ instead of ‘mother’ and ‘father’. ”
The father-of-seven split from his ex in 2019 and began dating his now-fiancé – who used to date his daughter – in October 2020 with the couple, who welcomed daughter Valentina.
Romeo’s conception was unconventional, as Drewitt-Barlow, Hutchinson, and Drewitt-Barlow’s ex-husband all donated sperm when they decided to have another baby, with Romeo’s gender then being sex-selected by Drewitt-Barlow and Hutchinson.
According to the doting dad, it’s not just him and Hutchinson who are spoiling the newborn.
“Before he was born, our oldest daughter, Saffron, spent over $11,500 on clothes,” he recalls. “The moment he was born, another $23,000, she totally overdid it.”
Drewitt-Barlow and Hutchinson live in their $6.9 million 10-bedroom Florida mansion with his ex-husband and new partner Brent. That’s about to change, however, as Drewitt-Barlow is building a $6.9 million home for his family in Essex, UK.
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