Diver Tom Daley: ’I’m a Gay Man Now’
Sorry ladies! A mere five months after announcing he was in a happy relationship with a man, Olympic medalist and star of the British TV celebrity reality diving competition "Splash!," Tom Daley is checking the "gay" box on all future questionnaires. Pink News reports:
Speaking on iTV’s comedy celebrity panel game show, "Celebrity Juice" with host Jonathan Ross, the 19-year-old Speedo clad heartthrob of the diving pool, admitted that he isn’t bisexual, and set the record straight (so to speak), by declaring: "I’m a gay man now."
When asked by Ross if he knew he knew his brother, who is gay, the cheeky Daley replied, "It’s not like a community where we all sit down and we learn each other’s names - it’s not like the AA."
Daley told Ross the reason behind his coming out was his relationship with Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, 39.
When asked why he chose to come out publicly on YouTube, Daley said, "I did it on YouTube because I wanted to be able to say what I wanted to say on my own terms without anyone twisting anything."
Days after posting the video to YouTube, Daley’s relationship with Black was exposed.
The Daily Mail reports that since coming out on YouTube five months ago the athlete’s popularity has skyrocketed and he’s now signed a deal to host a travel series for ITV2, as well as being the face of Adidas’ Neo range for men that is reportedly earning him 300 pounds or a little under a half million U.S. dollars.
Watch Daley’s original coming out clip below: