WHEN Saffron Drewitt-Barlow hears her ex talk about his sex life with his new partner, she cannot help but cringe a bit more than most.
And it is not because she still has feelings for him.
Saffron will be sharing her incredible life story with Fabulous readers in her new weekly column Saffy’s Absolutely Fabulous LifeCredit: © Bob CROSLIN
Her ex Scott Hutchison, 27, is now in a happy relationship with her FATHER Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, 50, known to many as one of Britain’s first gay dads.
Saffron, 21, says: “Scott talks about their relationship all the time.
“One time he was telling me they had sex in the car, and I had to say, ‘OK, I don’t really want to know about your sex life with my daddy’.
“But he wouldn’t stop. Apparently, they were on the motorway and just pulled into a lay-by and did it there.
Saffron’s ex-partner Scott is now dating her dad BarrieCredit: Paul Tonge – The Sun
“If he was telling me about someone else I’d be fine, but it was so cringey and just not something I want to hear.”
Incredibly both Saffron and Tony gave the couple their blessing, and they all now live together in the family’s £6million, ten-bedroom mansion in Florida.
Saffron says: “Our rooms are on completely different sides of the house.
Saffron is still best friends with Scott
Barrie and Tony hit headlines in 1999 when they became the first same sex couple to be formally registered as parentsCredit: Rex Features
“I wouldn’t want to be in the room next door to them listening to them all night — no thanks. That’s a step too far.
“Seeing them kissing doesn’t bother me, though. I actually like it as it makes me happy knowing they are happy together.
“Plus, they don’t care, they do it anywhere and in front of anyone. You can walk into the kitchen and there they are, having a snog.
“Don’t get me wrong, I see it sometimes and it makes me want to throw up, but I wouldn’t just stand in the kitchen and watch. I walk away.”
Saffron says hearing about Scott and dad Scott’s sex life is ‘so cringey’Credit: © Bob CROSLIN
Barrie and Scott now have four-month-old daughter Valentina, from a surrogate, who Saffron calls her “little best friend”.
They are already planning on giving her a sister, something Saffron has said she would consider doing for them.
The idea of a dad having a child, carried by his daughter, with her ex is just another part of the incredible story Saffron will be sharing with Fabulous readers in her new weekly online column, Saffy’s Absolutely Fabulous Life.
Millions will recall pictures of Barrie and Tony cradling week-old twins Saffron and Aspen — born to a surrogate in California in 1999 — as they revealed themselves as the UK’s first gay dads and the first same-sex couple to be named on a birth certificate as parents.
Saffron’s dads are worth £40million from their ventures including a trans-Atlantic surrogacy business and a global medical research company
The former couple, now worth £40million from their ventures including a trans-Atlantic surrogacy business and a global medical research company, became civil partners in 2006, then wed as soon as it became legal in the UK in 2014.
Saffron and her brother Aspen were conceived using the donor eggs of one woman, Tracie McCune, and carried in the womb of surrogate Rosalind Bellamy.
Manchester-born Barrie is the biological father of one, and Tony is the dad of the other — so they are actually half-siblings born at the same time.
Aspen, though, does have an identical twin — Orlando, 17. This is because the embryo from which Aspen was born split in two in the lab.
Saffron recently jetted to Miami to have a boob job, which has only whetted her appetite for more surgeryCredit: Instagram
The other half was put on ice for four years before being carried for Barrie and Tony in the womb of a Japanese woman called Donna.
Barrie and Tony also have a second set of twins, Dallas and Jasper, born 11 years ago after Donna acted as surrogate again.
This time the eggs were from a Brazilian model, who Barrie spotted on a catwalk and paid £35,000.
The family have been open about their lavish lifestyle, regularly sharing updates on plastic surgery procedures and designer shopping trips.
Barrie and Scott now have four-month-old daughter Valentina, from a surrogateCredit: donbarrie/Instagram
But it is the romance between Barrie and Saffron’s ex Scott that has really stunned people.
Saffron, who only dated Scott for a few months, was their matchmaker.
She says: “I wasn’t with Scott for long at all, and really we were never in a sexual relationship.
“We are best friends and have been since I was little.
“He didn’t want anybody to know he was gay. He asked me to help him by being in a relationship with him and I said, ‘Of course’.
“They had feelings for each other when we were together. Scott confided in me. He told me he liked my dad. Then my dad kind of told me, too.
Saffron lives with Barrie, second right, ex partner Scott, 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 ValentinaCredit: donbarrie/Instagram
“It was me that helped them get together. I pushed them to talk to each other and be open about their feelings.
“I saw nothing wrong with it, I wanted it for them. As long as my daddy’s happy and my best friend’s happy, I am happy.
“It felt natural. There are so many spongers trying to get into my family for our money, I’m just happy Daddy’s with someone genuine.
“The only reason I felt at all sad was because of Dad [Tony]. It was hard for him to see Daddy [Barrie] with someone else. But they are OK with each other now.
“My daddy and Scott have one side of the house and Dad has the other, but we eat dinner together every night.
“We spend a lot of time together, go out for family meals on a Saturday. We do that every weekend. It’s one big happy, blended family, who are very close with each other.”
Super-rich Barrie, who Saffron calls Daddy, fell for Scott two years ago following his split from long-term partner TonyCredit: Paul Tonge – The Sun
As well as her parents and five siblings living under one roof, there is Tony’s former cancer nurse Brent, with whom he has found happiness.
And the family are used to getting trolled for their home life.
Saffron says: “I get a lot of comments on my Instagram saying it’s so weird, it’s creepy, it’s horrible, my dad having sex with my ex.
“I just leave it and don’t say anything. My dad gets a lot too, worse than me, really horrible stuff.
“The negativity doesn’t bother me because I know the truth — that he was never my sexual boyfriend.
“If someone said to me, ‘How many relationships have you been in?’, I might not even consider him a proper one.”
Saffron spent a lot of time in the UK when she was growing up and she was in England visiting family when lockdown hit in March.
Saffron Drewitt-Barlow previously revealed her parents give her and her siblings £200,000 worth of Christmas presentsCredit: Instagram
A few months later she was able to travel to be with her family in Florida as she has American citizenship.
There have been 27million coronavirus cases in the States and over 460,000 deaths, but Saffron has not looked back.
She says: “It was the best decision I’ve made. I couldn’t be in England at the moment, it was making me depressed.
“Over here I can go out for dinners, I can go to clubs. Everything everyone in England wants to do at the moment I can do. Everything is open, there is no curfew. There are some places you have to wear a mask but other than that everything is normal.
“My dad Tony had cancer in 2006 so he’s very cautious because he’s high-risk, but for the rest of us it doesn’t even feel like the pandemic is a thing.”
Saffron recently jetted to Miami to have a boob job, which has only whetted her appetite for more surgery. She is also getting a Brazilian butt lift, a procedure she wants before starting a family.
Saffron, who is single after splitting from her boyfriend last year, says: “I don’t want to be an old mum. I want five or six kids, a big family.
“I’ll probably carry the first few and then towards the end have a surrogate because I’ll probably be tired and won’t want to do it any more.
“I definitely want a family but I’ve just turned 21, that’s the legal age to drink here so I just want to live my life.”
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