Olympic Diver Tom Daley Comes Out In YouTube Video
There has long been speculation — perhaps hopeful speculation — that British Olympic diver Tom Daley, 19, is gay. This weekend, the bronze metal winner, who’s very popular with the hormonal, Bieber-loving set in his home country, decided to take control of the rumors and posted this candid confessional to YouTube, in which he says for the first time that he’s in a relationship with 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. It felt right. Like I said, my whole world just changed there and then. Of course I still fancy girls but, I mean, right now I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier. It feels safe and it really does feel right.”
Daley went on to say that he decided to come out, despite normally being very private about his personal life, because he has recently been misquoted. “In an ideal world I wouldn’t be doing this video because it shouldn’t matter,” he said. Check out Daley’s full YouTube video above! [Guardian UK]