UK Olympic Diver Tom Daly, ‘I’m Gay’

This has been a hard decision to make, but I wanted you to hear this from me. Tom Daley, the 19-year-old British diving star who won a bronze medal at last summer’s Olympics revealed that he is currently in a relationship with a man.

Tom said ‘I still fancy girls.. Come spring, this year, my life changed. Massively. When I met someone and it made me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great. That someone is a guy. And it did take me by surprise a little bit.

It was always in the back of my head that it could happen, but it wasn’t until the spring of this year that something clicked. It felt right. Like I said, my whole world just changed right there and then. My father always said as long as you are happy, I’m happy.

I’m still Tom. I still want to win an Olympic gold medal in Rio 2016 for Great Britain. I’m still motivated as ever to do that. I think people are going to make a big deal of this. I mean, is it a big deal? I don’t think so.’

  • Anon

    He’s not gay, he’s bisexual. He clearly stated that. Can we please not enforce bi-erasure?

    • tela

      lets be honest, he is gay. he has never had a realtionship with a woman,his first serious relationship is with a man and he most likely has had sex with only men.and he has been dating that guy for about a year.

      • Anon

        An example of bi-erasure. It doesn’t matter what you think, it’s what HE identifies as.

        • doubledeelovato

          Bless your heart and soul (not in a real religious way). Everyone keeps saying he’s gay. Naaaaah trick, he’s bisexual. Or pansexual. He never really even stated which, but either way. He likes penis and vagina, that’s all that matters. Woop woop Tom Daley, gettin’ it in.

  • ladadeeda

    tbh he did this with CLASS. Bravo to him for not selling out and telling the tabloids or some talk show first. (cough cough jonas) GO TOM

  • Alii

    That’s very sweet, sometimes you can’t help who you love. It’s beautiful.

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  • blushingjuliet

    awwww he’s so cute!

  • Tiesa

    good for him. be who you are.

  • in jesus name i pray amen

    Not surprised. I want Tom & Harry Styles to get it in, that would be a hot OTP.

  • RegReach

    who cares wh is it news

  • lolumadhuh

    I knew it.

  • in jesus name i pray amen

    I want to know what @boystan thinks! I want to say he looks similar to Liam Payne so… Thoughts @cerenagee?

  • RedneckAtHeart

    Gay, straight, or bi good for him. As long as he is happy, that’s all that matters.

  • Laura

    HE NEVER IDENTIFIES HIS SEXUALITY. And it’s no one’s business to identify it for him, Christ, what is wrong with most of you.

  • JJ

    Good for you Tom! You handled this so well and of course I’ll support you and your career 100%. Can’t wait to watch you win in Rio!