A post shared by Tom Daley (@tomdaley) Or course, away from the pool, Daley has hit the news for many other reasons.In March 2013, he met his future husband, Dustin Lance Black, at a dinner event in Los Angeles.
Daley was 18 and Black 38. They hit it off immediately and their romance progressed—initially secretly—at a rapid pace.Recently, the diver posted a video with the inside story of their meeting.
Daley revealed he had no idea who the Oscar-winning screenwriter was and had to discreetly Google him on his phone beneath the table.Related: Tom Daley shares series of thirst traps for a good causeIn December 2013, Daley came out by posting a video on his YouTube channel to tell the world he was in a relationship with another man.
Four years later, in 2018, he and Black married. And one year after that, in 2018, they welcomed their son, Robbie, born via a surrogate.Daley has handled being in the public eye from a young age, coming out as gay, and staying at the top of his chosen sporting field, with grace and aplomb.