Do you hear that? That’s the sound of girls everywhere getting their hearts broken!
In an emotional Youtube video, British Olympic diver and heartthrob Tom Daley revealed he’s in a relationship with another man. The video was also tweeted to his 2.4 million Twitter followers.
The 19-year-old athlete says, “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 that someone is a guy.”
He continues to say, “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… My whole world just changed, right there and then.”
Daley did not use labels such as “gay” or “bisexual” in his video and he says, “Of course I still fancy girls. But I mean, right now, I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier. It makes me feel safe and just really does feel right.”
“I’m still Tom. I still want to win an Olympic gold medal at Rio 2016 for Great Britain. I’m still as motivated as ever to do that,” the athlete concludes.
Although it’s undoubtedly news to most people, Tom Daley’s sexuality has always been the subject of speculation by the media even prior to his announcement. Earlier this year, the diver, who was also named as the sexiest man in the world by Attitude magazine, laughed off the gay rumours surrounding him saying “I think it’s funny when people say I’m gay… I laugh it off… I’m not. But even if I was, I wouldn’t be ashamed. It wouldn’t bother me in the slightest what people thought.”
Watch his confessional video below: