Britain's Groundbreaking 'Gay Dad' a Dad Once Again with New Fiancé

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Tuesday September 29, 2020

New dads Barrie Drewitt-Barlow and Scott Hutchinson
New dads Barrie Drewitt-Barlow and Scott Hutchinson  (Source:Barrie Drewitt-Barlow / Instagram)

Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, 50, and his 25-year-old fiancé, Scott Hutchinson, are now the proud dads of a newborn daughter, U.K. newspaper the Daily Mail reports.

Valentina Willow Drewitt-Barlow was expected to be born via surrogate next month, but arrived Sept. 27, the article said.

Drewitt-Barlow took to Instagram to share news of the arrival, posting a video of the newborn and saying he and Hutchinson feel "blessed," reported UK newspaper The Sun.

This is not Drewitt-Barlow's first time as a parent; he and then-husband Tony became Britain's first legally recognized "gay dads" in 1999, with the birth of their twins Saffron and Aspen - the latter of whom is Hutchinson's former girlfriend. In subsequent years, the Drewitt-Barlows had three more children.

The whole family, including ex-husband Tony, share a home in Florida.

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Assistant Arts Editor. He also reviews theater for WBUR. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.

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