Diver Tom Daley takes the plunge with engagement to boyfriend Black

Oct 02, 2015, 08:14 IST | PA Sport

New York: Tom Daley has announced his engagement to his partner Dustin Lance Black. The couple made the announcement in the back of The Times newspaper.

Tom Daley (right) and partner Dustin Lance Black. Pic/Getty Images
Tom Daley (right) and partner Dustin Lance Black. Pic/Getty Images

The Olympic bronze medal diver came out as gay nearly two years ago in a YouTube video in which he said he was "dating a guy and couldn't be happier."

Their announcement in the births, marriages and deaths section of the newspaper read: "The engagement is announced between Tom, the son of Robert and Debra Daley of Plymouth, and Lance, son of Jeff Bisch of Philadelphia and Anne Bisch of Lake Providence."

The pair have been in a relationship for around two years. Black (41) is an American film director and producer. He won an Oscar for best original screenplay for Milk, a film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk.

In his YouTube video posted in December 2013, Daley (21) said his "whole world changed" when he fell in love with a man.

Daley was widely praised for his honesty after posting his video.

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