Tom Daley announces engagement to boyfriend Dustin Lance Black

Published Thursday, Oct 1 2015, 10:11 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Tom Daley is now engaged to his boyfriend of two years, Dustin Lance Black.

News that the Olympic medallist is set to wed came to light earlier today, after eagle-eyed readers noticed Tom's engagement announcement in The Times newspaper.

Cue hearts breaking everywhere...

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black, Pride Of Britain Awards
28 September

© WENN / Lia Toby

Shunning a big reveal on social media, Tom and his beau decided to share their happy news in a more subtle and traditional way. Their announcement read: "The engagement is announced between Tom, son of Robert and Debra Daley of Plymouth, and Lance, son of Jeff Bisch of Philadelphia and Anne Bisch of Lake Providence."


So far, Tom is yet to reference his big news on Twitter, but that hasn't stopped the 21-year-old and Dustin being inundated with congratulatory messages from fans.

One user said: "Congratulations @DLanceBlack and @TomDaley1994! What wonderful news." While another even offered to help with the couple's big day, commenting: "I'm available for bridesmaid duties @TomDaley1994 5th times a charm..."

Many loved the fact that Tom chose a newspaper announcement too. Another of the athlete's fans tweeted: "Congratulations @DLanceBlack @TomDaley1994 If possible I love you even more because of this. Not the engagement but how you announced it."

Dustin Lance Black shares photo of himself and Tom Daley taken in San Francisco in summer 2013, posted to Instagram 23 January 2014

© Instagram / @dlanceblack

Tom first revealed he was in a relationship back in December 2013. At the time, he shared a heartfelt YouTube video regarding his sexuality, admitting he couldn't be happier.

He titled the film 'Something To Say', sharing the caption, "this has been a hard decision to make, but I wanted you to hear this from me", alongside it.

On camera, Tom is seen saying: "Come spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone. They make me feel so happy, so happy, so safe and everything just feels great. 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, 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."

Shortly after, Tom confirmed he and Dustin, who is 20 years his senior, were dating, revealing he actually made the first move on his boyfriend when they first met.

Tom had typed 'call me' into the notes on Dustin's phone and luckily for him, the Oscar-winning screenwriter text back the very next day.

Fast forward two years and now the pair are set to tie the knot! We couldn't be happier for them!

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