Olympic Diver Tom Daley Dating Oscar Winner Dustin Lance Black
British Olympian Tom Daley has come out in a five-minute YouTube video.
He admitted that he is dating a man and that the relationship makes him feel safe and happy. The speculation is that his boyfriend is Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black.
E! reports that Daley, 19, and Black, 39, are dating. Black won an Academy Award for his screenplay for ‘Milk,’ about slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk. Sean Penn won the Best Actor Oscar for the film.
While there is a 20-year age difference for the couple, if Tom’s happy, we’re happy!
In the video, he said, “In spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone and they made me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great. And that someone is a guy. It did take me by surprise a little bit. It was always in the back of my head that something like that could happen, but it wasn’t until spring this year that something just clicked. It felt right and I thought, ‘OK,’ and my whole world changed there and then.”
While he is dating a man, Daley promised that he still fancies girls. “But right now I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier,” he said.
He revealed that his family had mixed opinions about his reveal and he chose to break the news about his romance via a YouTube video as opposed to a magazine cover so nothing could be taken out of context. Smart move, Tom!