Tom Daley responds to dating claims: "Who I date shouldn't matter"

Published Wednesday, Dec 4 2013, 12:27 GMT  |  By  |  2 comments
Olympic diver Tom Daley has spoken out following reports that he is dating Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

Although 19-year-old Tom doesn't specifically address the unconfirmed rumours, he does tell fans that who he sees romantically shouldn't matter.

Tom Daley mentors in ITV1's Splash


Taking to Facebook this morning (4 December), Tom commented: "Thanks for your support Still Tom. Still diving.

"Going for gold in 2016. What I am or who I date shouldn't matter. #Road2Rio."

Earlier today, we told how Tom has been linked to 39-year-old Dustin, who is an LGBT activist (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender).

The pair, who have a 20-year age difference between them, were spotted together in Hollywood last week as they grabbed a coffee.

On Monday, Tom revealed to fans in a YouTube video that he was in a relationship with a gay man.

Tom Daley Calendar Signing at HMV Oxford Street, Nov 13.


Dustin Lance Black, 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party, 24 February 2013

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The Splash! coach said: "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."

Tom, whose father died in 2011 from brain cancer, added: "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, and I was like, 'Oh ok'. My whole world just changed.

"Of course I still fancy girls, but right now I'm dating a guy and I couldn't be happier."

Reveal has contacted Tom's rep for a comment.

Watch Tom's video below: