Monday, December 02, 2013

Olympic diving star Tom Daley Daley reveals relationship with man

Tom Daley

Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed he is in a relationship with a man.

In a YouTube broadcast, the 19-year-old London 2012 bronze medallist said: "In spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone, and they make me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great.

"That someone is a guy."

Daley, from Plymouth in Devon, was recently named the "world's sexiest man" by a magazine and is presenting a second series of dive show Splash.

'Good on him'

Daley said: "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 'Okay'.

"And my whole world changed there and then."

He added: "Of course I still fancy girls but right now I'm dating a guy and I couldn't be happier."

Responding to the broadcast, Edward Lord, chairman of the Amateur Swimming Association, tweeted: "We must support @TomDaley1994 in his decision to come out.

"He is very brave and as ASA Chairman I am proud of him."

Another Twitter user, @SirLewisJenkins said: "So, Tom Daley likes guys too. Good on him for coming out and being proud, rather than hiding it.

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