Tom Daley wooed boyfriend Dustin Lance Black, ‘it was love at first sight’. Tom revealed to The Jonathan Ross Show that he was not sure if his now-boyfriend was gay when he approached him:
It really was love at first sight, I’d never felt like anything like it before. We were at a party and I hadn’t even spoken to him all night. I didn’t know what to do or if he was gay at first. I made the first move, I typed ‘call me’ in his notes with a smiley face on this phone and the next day he texted. He makes me feel safe and happy, right now I couldn’t be happier.
I’d never felt the feeling of love, it happened so quickly, I was completely overwhelmed by it to the point I can’t get him out of my head all the time. I’ve never had it before where I love someone and they love me just as much.
He saved me from not wanting to dive any more. After the Olympics I was down in the dumps, as it’s such a hard way to get back into everything, but he gave me the extra motivation and made me work harder and that is exactly what I need.
Everything is all pretty new so I don’t see any point in putting a label on it, gay, bi, straight, any of those kind of labels. All that I feel happy about at the moment is that I’m dating a guy and couldn’t be happier, it shouldn’t matter who I’m dating and I hope people can be happy for me.’ Show will air on Saturday at 10.45 PM. on BBC One.