30/06/2018 09:08 BST

Tom Daley And Dustin Lance Black Welcome Son Robert Ray

The couple had the baby with the help of a surrogate.

Tom Daley and his husband Dustin Lance Black have announced the birth of their first child, revealing that their son arrived earlier this week.

The couple went for a traditional announcement, sharing news of Robert Ray’s arrival in The Times.

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Dustin and Tom in February 2018 

A notice posted in Saturday’s paper read: “BLACK-DALEY On 27th June 2018 to Thomas Robert Daley and Dustin Lance Black, a son, Robert Ray.”

The baby is named after Tom’s dad, who died in 2011 after suffering a brain tumour.

The couple announced that they were expecting a baby with the help of a surrogate back in February and spoke openly about their decision to do so on a number of occasions.

“We love our surrogate,” Dustin said in March. “No human being is for rent, this is about relationships. She’ll be a part of our life for a very long time.”

The couple celebrated their upcoming arrival with a baby shower in April.