Nineteen-year-old Olympic diver Tom Daley of Great Britain has posted a YouTube video in which he comes out and shares his happiness about having a boyfriend. The video is titled, "Something I want to say …"
In the video, first circulated on Dec. 2, Daley said, "Come spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone, and they make me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great."
He continued, "And that someone is a guy."
Daley won a bronze in the 2012 games. He did not define his sexual orientation in the video. Multiple news organization first to broadcast the story called Daley "gay" and later "gay/bi." Some have since retracted the headlines with those labels.
In the video, Daley said the relationship with another man took him by "surprise a little bit. It was always in the back of my head that something like that could happen."
He also said, "Of course I still fancy girls, but I mean right now I'm dating a guy and I couldn't be happier."
To all his fans, Daley later tweeted, "Overwhelmed by all the support! Means the world! Thanks so much guys."
Daley hopes to compete for Great Britain in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
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