Olympic medalist Tom Daley said he was nervous of the reaction from the public on the news that he is dating a man, but that his family have been incredibly supportive, and that he knows his father would be happy for him.
Daley's father passed away in 2011, just a year before he won bronze at the London 2012 Olympics. He said:
"Dad would have said to me, as long as you are happy, I am happy and right now I could not be happier. My mum has been so supportive."
In an online video posted by Olympic medalist Tom Daley, he described how he is constantly asked about his love life in interviews, but that he was not in any kind of serious relationship until Spring, when he met his boyfriend and his life changed.
Come Spring this year, my life changed, massively, and they made me feel so safe and really happy and everything just feels great, and that someone is a guy.
And it did take me by surprise a bit, it was always in the back of my head that something like that could happen, but it was not until Spring this year, something just clicked.
Of course I still fancy girls, but right now, I am dating a guy and I could not be happier.
He said his closest family and friends have reacted in a loving and supportive way, but that he was nervous about a possible backlash from some people.
Olympic medalist Tom Daley has revealed in an online video he is in a relationship with a man, and "could not be happier."