Tom Daley Says 'I'm A Gay Man Now' Five Months After Revealing Relationship With Dustin Lance Black

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Tom Daley has revealed he's happy to call himself "a gay man now", five months after coming out as being involved in a relationship with a man.

The diving champion, who is in a relationship with American screenwriter and activist Dustin Lance Black which he describes as "all good", admitted on ITV2's 'Celebrity Juice' that he was terrified of coming out initially.

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Tom Daley is happy to call himself a gay man now

Tom broke his silence on his relationship status in a homemade video, where he deliberately avoided making any kind of clarification about his sexuality, saying that he "still fancies" girls.

Opening up in the video, Tom said: "I've been dating girls and never had a serious relationship to talk about and now I feel ready to talk about relationships this year.

"Come spring this year, my life changed massively. I met someone and they make me feel so happy, so safe, and everything just feels great. And that someone is a guy.

"It did take me by surprise a little bit. It was always in the back of my head something like that could happen. Something just clicked. It felt right. My whole world just changed right there and then.

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"I still fancy girls but I'm dating a guy and I couldn't be happier. It just really does feel right," he said

On 'Celebrity Juice', Tom explained that he had been overwhelmed by the support he had received from people, including one elderly lady who told him his video had prompted her son to come out as gay to her, despite being married with children.

The diver's popularity has soared since his revelation, with a new TV series planned for ITV2, and a new sponsorship with Adidas.

And he has been regularly pictured with boyfriend Dustin Lance Black, on both sides of the Atlantic, with Dustin recently travelling to visit Tom in London, where the two were pictured in Stratford, near Tom's training venue.

Although he has enjoyed widespread support, Tom said it didn't mean every gay celebrity had to come out - "'we don't all sit down and write down each other's names - it's not like the AA+" - and that it was ultimately nobody's business.

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