Tom Daley Gay: Olympic Diver Comes Out In VIDEO Ahead Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Training (Watch)
British Olympic diver Tom Daley came out and announced he is in a relationship with a man in a telling video.
The 19-year-old, whose sexuality has been questioned in the past, explained why he felt ready to talk about his relationships in a YouTube clip he released.
"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. Well that someone is a guy," he said.
"And it did take me by surprise a little bit. It was always in the back of my head that something like that could happen. But it wasn't until spring this year that something just clicked, it felt right. And I was like 'OK.' Like I said, my whole world just changed right there and then."
The diving champion, who won a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics last year, said despite being involved with a man, he still finds himself sexually attracted to women.
"Of course, I still fancy girls, but right now I'm dating a guy and I couldn't be happier," he said. "I feel safe and it just feels right."
Daley explained that his reason for coming out was because he had been "misquoted" in an interview.
"I was misquoted in an interview and it made me feel really angry and frustrated. Emotions that I've never felt before when reading quotes about myself. One thing I've never felt that comfortable talking about are my relationships, because it is what I get asked even if I'm doing sporting interviews 'do you have a girlfriend, who are you seeing?' all that sort of stuff,'" he said. "I mean, I've been dating girls and I've never really had a serious relationship to talk about. Now I kind of feel ready to talk about relationships."
Daley said he wanted to share his personal life with his fans before he heads to Houston to train for the 2016 Olympics, which will be held in Brazil. The teen champion lost his father to brain cancer in May 2011 and mentioned Robert Daley in the clip.
"People will think: what would your dad say? Well he always said: 'If you're happy, I'm happy' and right now I couldn’t be happier. My mum’s been so supportive as well, I can count the number of people on my hand that I've told, but all my friends and family that I have told have been so supportive and great," he said.
Watch Tom Daley's coming out video here.