On Valentine’s Day, British diver Tom Daley took to Instagram to share some exciting news with his 1.9 million followers: He and husband Dustin Lance Black are going to be fathers.
Daley, 23, posted a photo of himself and Black holding a picture of an ultrasound printout and wrote, “Happy Valentine’s Day!” Within two hours, the Wednesday post was liked more than 227,000 times, with nearly 9,000 comments from well-wishers.
Black, 43, the Hollywood screenwriter who won an Oscar for his 2008 film Milk, added on his own account: “A very happy #ValentinesDay from ours to yours.”
The bronze medalist didn’t reveal the gender of the baby.
Last year, Daley revealed he wanted to be a father. “Lance and I definitely want a family in the future,” Daley told The Belfast Telegraph in 2017. “Who knows when? We’re both lucky to have supportive families. We want to share that with our own children.”
After announcing their engagement in 2015, which was semi-controversial because of their 20-year age gap, Daley and Black tied the knot in May 2017 in Devon, England.
They first started dating in 2013, after meeting at a dinner in Los Angeles. It didn’t take Daley long to envision a future with the screenwriter.
“Quite honestly, we talked about marriage within the first two weeks after seeing each other the first time in LA,” he told Out magazine in 2016. “I always knew it was going to happen at some point.”
“Marriage is the foundation to all of these other big plans we have,” Black added. “So we knew we were going to get engaged—it was just a matter of when, and who does it.”
Daley famously announced he was bisexual in a 2013 YouTube video. “My life changed massively when I met someone, and they make me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great,” he said, indirectly referencing Black. “That someone is a guy. It did take me by surprise a little bit. I still fancy girls.”
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