Tom Daley has posted a YouTube video in which the Olympic diver reveals he is currently dating a man.
I’ve been dating girls and I’ve never really had a serious relationship to talk about and now I feel ready to talk about my relationships.
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. And, well, 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 something like that could happen but it wasn’t until spring this year that something just clicked…
I still fancy girls but right now I’m dating a guy, and I just feel safe, and it really does just feel right.
Daley, 19, said he came forward to end speculation and rumors.
Recently I was misquoted in an interview and it made me feel really angry and frustrated and emotions that I’ve never felt before when reading anything about myself. For me honesty is something I really do believe in. I’ve always been honest. I may have been vague in some of my answers but I’ve always been honest.
We’re sure there will be a deluge of comments across the Internets in the wake of this news, but let’s take a moment to remember this is a 19-year-old boy who’s been in the spotlight since he was 16, and who tragically lost his father.
We wish Tom all the best in his relationship, and know he’ll be a stronger diver for living honestly and openly.