Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black have been fairly private about their upcoming nuptials since announcing their engagement in the Marriages section of the London Times last month. That’s probably because they haven’t planned a shred of it yet.
“We haven’t thought about anything, not even the cake,” the 21-year-old diver tells ES magazine in a new interview, out today.
Daley said the pair have decided to wait until after he competes in the 2016 Olympics in Rio before they start nailing down wedding day details. In the meantime, though, they have managed to make at least one long-term commitment: “My boyfriend isn’t drinking until after Rio, with me,” he said. “It makes it a lot easier when someone’s doing it with you. Having a glass of something will be the first thing I do after the Olympic platform final.”
Daley described in the interview how excited he and DLB, whom he lovingly calls Lance, were to get engaged. He treated popping the big question as a competition that he eventually won.
“I took the ring with me from London,” he said, noting that he proposed on bended knee while at DLB’s house in Hollywood. “I could never find a place where we were alone. It’s scary to ask, and you’re psyched up. Eventually I decided I had to do it and it ended up being in the house. Lance was surprised, but then he went and got the ring he’d bought for me. He’d been having a similar problem. We’d both told each other’s parents before flying out.”
“Marriage is a sign of commitment between two people and something I always thought would happen when I was a kid. I didn’t know it would be with a man, but here he is.”
As for future children, Daley implies it’s something the couple would like and have talked about. “If the kid were to smile at Lance, he’d break,” Tom said, adding that he’d definitely be the ’bad cop’ parent of the two.
He’d also like his kids to be athletic. “It teaches good discipline,” he said. “I benefited from that — learning about structure, how to set goals and manage my time. It helps with everyday life.”
Check out Tom’s full interview in ES magazine, where he also talks about being bullied in school, his love for baking, and the impact his late father still has on his everyday life.