Olympic Diver Tom Daley Comes Out In YouTube Video
After having been misquoted in a recent interview, British Olympic diver Tom Daley took to YouTube this week to reveal that he is currently in a relationship with a man.
In a video titled, “Something I want to say…” the 19-year-old London 2012 bronze medallist says, “Come 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. And that someone is a guy.”
He continues, “Of course I still fancy girls but right now I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier.”
Tom also says that while his family encouraged him to do a TV cover or interview, “I didn’t want to get my words twisted. I wanted to put an end to all the rumors, the speculation.”
And now, he’s focusing on training for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He says, “I mean I’m still Tom, I still want to win an Olympic gold medal in Rio 2016 for Great Britain. I am still as motivated as ever to do that. It would be great to have you guys on that journey, too.”