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Tom Daley Comes Out: 'I’m Dating a Guy & I Couldn’t Be Happier'

Tom Daley Comes Out: 'I’m Dating a Guy & I Couldn’t Be Happier'

British Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed he is in a relationship with a man.

“This has been a hard decision to make, but I wanted you to hear this from me,” the 19-year-old Olympian athlete shared along with a heartfelt video to his fans on his official YouTube page.

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“In spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone, and they make me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great,” Tom expressed. “That someone is a guy. It did take me by surprise a little bit. It was always in my head that something like that could happen. But it wasn’t until spring this year that things just clicked. It felt right and I thought ‘Okay’ and my whole world changed there and then. Of course I still fancy girls but right now I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier.”

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  • Nguyen Tran Gia Linh

    I’m right :D I know he’s Gay

  • Lydia

    That sound you heard is 200,000 English girls’ jaws hitting the floor. And they harassed that US swimmer in TX that he dated for no reason.

  • OK

    WAY TO GO TOM!!!!!!!!

  • kylie

    Not surprised in the least. He should have just come out in the beginning.

  • alexandrina

    i knew it.. hahahahahaha

  • tom’s anus

    anyone surprised??
    ok, NEXT!!

  • EndOfTime

    I KNEW IT !! lol I’ve been saying since last “I’m sure he’s gay !”

  • Hobo city

    “I still fancy girls”? Yeah right. Puleeze.

  • Bridget

    And I wanted to marry him… How could I?

  • jo

    Oh I’m in love with him!

  • tricia

    how weird.
    he cant actually believe this is a revelation.
    it’s like everyone else knew before him.
    that’s kinda sad.

  • smf

    @Lydia: oh please, nobody was checking for this fool, he’s like clay aiken who didn’t need to come out! : ) But good for him! I thought he was already out. I don’t think he fooled anyone! : )

  • mimi

    cuz you’re a dumb chick

    i knew he was a fruit a mile away

  • living in a box

    we all knew it all the long. and yet, these teen girl won’t accept it. not a shocker here.

  • angelo

    millions of girls are crying their eyes out–LMFAO!!!!!

    NEXT OUT: Justin Bieber

  • Paul

    good for him ! I hope this will inspire other gay athletes to come out and maybe someday society won’t care anymore ;)

  • Rocky

    Not surprised. Good for him.

  • leelee

    I’m not surprised he’s gay but I’m surprised he came out so soon.

  • monika

    he fancies girls. exactly. that makes him bi not gay.

  • Efy

    I thought JJ was suppose to report news? Pretty sure we all knew he was gay.

  • Maria

    I thought everybody knows he’s gay.

  • Mayra

    I’m so happy for him!! He’s an amazing guy, with a bright future.

  • aizhan

    Whole planet already knew it. I think he didn’t shock anyone…

  • Hobo city

    I think he’s gay (not bi) cause my gaydar is spot on. He just can’t alienate his female fan base. But come on, any chick who doesn’t know this dude is gay is as deluded as those Claymates that were fans of Clay Aiken. Seriously, nothing wrong with it as long as you’re honest.

  • Tommy

    Gee, what a shock…it was always obvious with him.

  • anony

    I thought he was gay all along since Perez announced this at least a year ago. I just assumed he was gay since then so I am surprised he even likes girls.

  • Amy

    @Hobo city:

    He could be bi.

  • Jane

    I din’t know that was a secret!OH well,good for him!

  • anon.

    is this honestly surprising to anyone?? it’s been blatantly obvious

  • Pope Francis

    Let’s hope they are going the right thing and waiting until after marriage to have sex.

  • Flame

    @anony: I don’t think he likes girls…it’s pretty common for public figures who have alot of female fans to say they’re “bi” so they won’t lose their support, but it’s a bunch of B.S. I could tell at the Olympics that this guy is pure gay.

  • Pope Francis

    No.3; I’m not familiar with Mr Daley. Is he a pretty good diver?

  • Gold

    @Pope Francis: He won a bronze medal in the last Olympics.

  • praymorenow1

    Next thing you know, you’re going to tell me Richard Simmons is gay…

    Or that a male ice skater is gay.
    Come on….

    Was there a need to ‘out’ yourself, since it was pretty much assumed he was gay……?

    Like Bob Harper from The Biggest Loser…he came ‘out’…really? I never knew he was’in’.

    Almost as surprising as Ricky Martin and Anderson Cooper and Ellen coming out………

    Can someone just tell the divers to wear as much clothing as the women do……dental floss suits? No, stop it. Ditto for the male ice skaters – you should not wear more bangles & sparkles than the women do. It just takes away from the athletic ability you possess, and it’s darn annoying.

  • Phillip

    HAHA! “I still fancy girls”… oh, please… queen.

  • sam

    Omg I called it!! Knew it lol.

  • Fanny

    Next out : ZAC EFRON !!!!