The daughter of one of Britain’s first gay dads has offered to donate her eggs to help her father and her ex-boyfriend have more children together.
Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, 50, who was born in Manchester but now lives in a Florida mansion, welcomed a daughter via surrogate with his fiancé Scott Hutchison, 25, in September this year.
Bisexual Scott previously dated Barrie’s daughter Saffron, 21, whom he shares with ex-husband Tony, for several months.
Barrie and Scott, who got engaged on a motor yacht near the Croatian island Hvar in August while the pair were on holiday with Saffron, welcomed their daughter Valentina Willow Drewitt-Barlow a month early at a private hospital in San Francisco on September 21.
Saffron Drewitt-Barlow has offered to donate her eggs so that her father Barrie (left) and her ex-boyfriend Scott (right) can have more children together. Pictured with their daughter Valentina on Thanksgiving
Now Saffron has offered to help them expand their brood by donating her eggs. She told Closer magazine she’s pleased her father has found happiness with Scott.
‘I love Valentina, and I want to donate my eggs to help Daddy and Scott have more children,’ she said.
‘I don’t think Daddy likes the idea too much, as he’d be the biological grandparent of the child and Scott would be the biological dad, but I really want to help.
‘I’ve already frozen my eggs for them, so Daddy and Scott just have to say the word.’
Bisexual Scott previously dated Barrie’s daughter Saffron, 21, whom he shares with ex-husband Tony, for several months. Scott and Barrie are pictured with their daughter Valentina, who was born via surrogate
Saffron, who lives with Barrie, Scott, her other father Tony, twin Aspen and her younger siblings Orlando, 17, twins Jasper and Dallas, 10, and baby Valentina in the £6million 10-bedroom mansion, said it’s certainly not the case that there’s a ‘weird love triangle’ between her, her father and her ex.
She told how she’s known Scott since she was 13, when he came to work for the family as a personal assistant, and he’s one of her best friends.
Saffron added that they dated briefly when she was 18, but they quickly realised they weren’t right for each other.
‘We had fun, and Scott’s a beautiful guy, all my friends fancied him, but we were better off as friends,’ she told the publication.
Barrie previously told how he and Scott can’t wait to add to their brood, and are already underway for a surrogate to have twins.
Saffron lives with Barrie (second right), Scott (far right), her other father Tony (far left), twin Aspen (to her right) and her younger siblings Orlando, 17, (third left) twins Jasper and Dallas, 10, and baby Valentina in the £6million 10-bedroom mansion
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 to twins Saffron and Aspen, born via surrogate.
Barrie already had a son from a previous relationship, and the couple, 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 throat 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.
Saffron told how she’s known Scott since she was 13, when he came to work for the family as a personal assistant, and he’s one of her best friends (pictured with Barrie)
Barrie 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. Pictured together with Valentina
Last year, Barrie announced that Tony remained his ‘true love’ but they had ended their 32-year relationship.
Speaking about Valentina, Barrie said Tony was ‘excited’ about the new arrival, but it was ‘bittersweet’ because it underlined the fact their relationship was over.
Saffron told how Tony has been unwell for much of her life and sat her down to explain that his relationship with Barrie had become platonic – and he’d given him and Scott his blessing.
‘It made it easier for me to accept their relationship too,’ Saffron explained, adding that Tony has also found happiness with his nurse, Brent.
Barrie and his former partner Tony, 55, pictured, hit headlines in 1999 when they became the first same sex couple to be formally registered as parents to twins Saffron and Aspen, born via surrogate
She added that Tony ‘doesn’t have long left’ – and wants to die still married to Barrie, his ‘first love’. However, Barrie wants a divorce so that he can marry Scott.
‘I’m not happy about him divorcing and remarrying so quickly,’ Saffron said.
‘He should wait, and I have made my feelings clear on that. There’s no rush – and I don’t think it’s fair on Dad.’
Barrie previously admitted it was ‘strange’ when Saffron met his newborn for the first time, telling Closer: ‘It crossed my mind that this could have been her baby with Scott and my grandchild.
Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, 50 (right) and his assistant Scott Hutchison, 25 (left) revealed they are engaged in August
Barrie followed up the post by sharing pictures of himself posing with both Saffron and Scott, hailing his daughter ‘his everything’
‘It was just not the right connection between her and Scott. They were always better as friends than anything else.
‘Saffron has been amazing – she is now my queen, and Valentina is our princess.’
Saffron has clearly inherited her fathers’ entrepreneurial streak – she launched her own make-up brand, Barking Mad cosmetics, two years ago and is about to unveil a new haircare range.
She is also keen to start a family with her ‘amazing’ boyfriend Michael.