Gay Dad, Tom Daley, wins olympic gold medal

Gay Dad Tom Daley Wins Olympic Gold Medal For UK

British Olympic diver and gay dad Tom Daley said it’s a “great feeling” knowing his son has now watched him win an Olympic gold medal.

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“The fact that I can say my son watched me become an Olympic champion, albeit on TV because they couldn't be here, is such a great feeling," Daley said. 

On Monday, Daley and his diving partner Matt Lee narrowly won the 10-meter synchronized diving event at the Tokyo Olympics.

Daley’s husband, Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, also celebrated his husband’s win on Twitter after Daley and Lee beat the favored Chinese team.

“No words!” Black tweeted. “So so many tears!”

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Daley and Black were married in 2017, and the couple welcomed their first son Robbie last year. 

Before Daley left to compete in Tokyo, he left his son, husband and mom a USB with a personalized video message. In it, he thanked them for their support and love, and sent a special message to his little boy.

“Robbie, make sure you’re wearing your nice T-shirt when you’re supporting Papa,” Daley said in the video. “And make sure you cheer really loud so I can hear you!”

Posted by Brit Smith

Brit Smith is a Staff Writer & Associate Editor at GWK. A native of London, England, she started her American adventure nannying and waiting tables in Texas in 2006, and eventually graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017. She now lives in Massachusetts with her husband and their two dogs Cosmo and Juno. Brit has previously written and created podcasts for WBZ NewsRadio, iHeart Media, and Different Leaf.



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