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Olympian Tom Daley’s mystery man: Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Dustin Lance Black (left) and Tom Daley

Dustin Lance Black (left) and Tom Daley

LONDON — British Olympic diver Tom Daley, who revealed publicly for the first time on Monday that he is in a relationship with another man, is dating LGBT activist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, according to E! News, and confirmed by sources to LGBTQ Nation.

The couple reportedly were introduced at the Soho hotel in London this summer, with Daley allegedly traveling back and forth to Los Angeles to visit Black since then.

Their relationship will be chronicled in the Wednesday edition of The Sun, a U.K. newspaper, according to reporter Dan Wooton.

A friend told The Sun that Daley is “besotted with Dustin. They love each other and aren’t concerned what anyone says about age difference.”

Daley is 19, Black is 39.

“Dustin is very proud of Tom for making such a powerful statement about his sexuality,” the source added. “They are officially in a long term relationship and are talking about having a future together.”

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Daley said in a video posted to his YouTube channel on Monday that he’s been dating a man since spring, but did not identify who that man was.

“Of course, I still fancy girls but, I mean, right now I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier,” Daley said in the video. “It feels safe and it really does feel right.”

There was no comment from either Daley or a representative for Black, who is currently returning home from the Side by Side LGBT Film festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, which was held this past week.

Black and film director Gus Van Sant had traveled to Russia to showcase their 2008 Oscar winning film ‘Milk,’ the bio-sketch of slain San Francisco Supervisor and LGBTQ icon, Harvey Milk.

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141 more reader comments:

  1. Congrats!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:19am
  2. Why can’t I have Tom..:’(

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:20am
  3. more age appropriate

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:22am
  4. Wow. Perfect.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:20am
  5. HOW CUTE!! <3

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:20am
  6. Grats on Nanowrimo by the way :)

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:38am
  7. Awh thank you! <3

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:48am
  8. Adorable

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:22am
  9. So cute <3 ~ Lesbian Pride

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:22am
  10. They make a very cute couple.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:22am
  11. Well good for them!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:23am
  12. Age difference doesn’t matter. The maturity of the individual does more.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:23am
  13. Thats what a pedophile would say.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6:54am
  14. hes 19 hes of age, and isnt the age of consent like 16?

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:28am
  15. does tht make me a pedo then andrea? kinda hard for tht since im 17

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:06pm
  16. Fuck off and take your pathetic narrow mind elsewhere Andrea. There's no paedophilia here, they are both consenting mature adults, so sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:31pm
  17. Sickeningly cute couple!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:24am
  18. They will make a cute couple

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:24am
  19. Tom stay out of the sun. You are ageing too fast you almost look the same age

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:26am
  20. Beautiful (dating)couple !

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:26am
  21. Cute couple

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:26am
  22. high achieving couple :)

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:26am
  23. Perfect :-D

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:27am
  24. But he’s just a child!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:28am
  25. no hes not.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:05pm
  26. Hater

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:06pm
  27. I was just joking! It's great that they are together. My attempt at humor clearly failed, and for that I apologize....I wish them the best!

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:16pm
  28. Ewww no are you fucking kidding me , lance is soo ugly , Tom can do better

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:30am
  29. looks like someone is still stuck on narrow minded delusions of beauty

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:36am
  30. You're an idiot. You don't get to make choices for Tom Daley, he makes his own, so STFU.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:34pm
  31. Lance definitely IS ugly. But Tom isn't even dating him. He's dating another Diver that lives in the UK.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:41pm
  32. wow …. interesting !! ; )

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:30am
  33. So happy for them both!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:32am
  34. Age is just a number… some 19yos I know are far more mature than some 50yos…. its not about the number of years but how much you experience within that period

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:33am
  35. Nice couple.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:35am
  36. Jasmine take me!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:35am
  37. Carlos A Perez

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:35am
  38. good catch for both of you

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:35am
  39. If an Oscar winner gets together with a Olympic medalist, what kind of babies would that make!? Damn. Beautiful couple.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:35am
  40. Christina Rohall

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:37am
  41. Cute couple! Very happy for Tom!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:37am
  42. Lets be honest. Tom is 19 and once he realizes what he can get, this relationship will be over.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:38am
  43. if he loves him, which I dnt doubt, this relationship can last a very long time. for all u kno they could get married in a year or two. so u kno wat? shove it.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:58pm
  44. hot damn they make a gorgeous couple

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:40am
  45. Tom Daley to star in Dustin Lance Black’s next film, Milk and Cookies.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:43am
  46. The guy is 39 and Tom is 19….um what’s wrong with this picture isn’t that satatory rape

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:48am
  47. hes 19 hes of age

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:26am
  48. Nope. He's three yrs over the age.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:13am
  49. You are a fool. Haha

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:03pm
  50. The word you are looking for, and missing by several miles, is "statutory". And no, it is not. They are both consenting adults. So STFU.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:36pm
  51. This can not be true- while it is cute – the age difference alone, would not be supportive by his family… And he even said they were very supportive.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:50am
  52. Oh, but he’s still likes girls…..right.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:51am
  53. LGBT+S=Loving People

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:51am
  54. Yeah, 39 and 19… That’s sick straight or gay

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:52am
  55. That age difference is borderline criminal. What could they possibly have in common. Yuck.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:54am
  56. While I’m happy for him….THAt’S A BIG AGE DIFFERENCE.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:55am
  57. If a straight rich man of 39 was dating a beautiful young beauty of 19.., who would turn a head????

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:55am
  58. Plenty of side-eyes, though

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:57pm
  59. Legal age in the UK to have sex is 16 with parental consent. At 18 he is considered an adult.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:56am
  60. Well you know what they say …..39 goes into 19 almost twice.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:57am
  61. Naaawww cute :3

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:08am
  62. Two outstanding and accomplished men in their individual fields have found each other. How wonderful. I wish them both every happiness.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:09am
  63. They’re of legal consenting age both mature adults capable of making grown up decisions more mature than most people I know so fuck the haters they find comfort with each other and if they’re happy it’s non of our business the only reason people make it a big deal is because they’re public figures.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:11am
  64. GTFO! Chicken Hawk!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:13am
  65. OH MY GOD THEY ARE ADORABLE.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:14am
  66. Who cares? It’s really none of our business.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:14am
  67. So cute!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:15am
  68. Most of you are disgusting…. What’s wrong with a older man….OMG 39… Into a 19 YO man… Fuck off queens!!! You will be old sooner than you think.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:17am
  69. Well your mental maturity is still growing so it gets a bit touchy.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6:55am
  70. u sir r a piece of shit. who cares about an age difference? they obviously don't. so shut the fuck up and go bak to ur miserable life of being stuck in the closet

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:08pm
  71. while the rest of us get to be out of it and happy

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:09pm
  72. Um, I'm not entirely sure you've quite got the sarcasm here...

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 10:58pm
  73. really HUGE age difference

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:20am
  74. Im a lesbian and even i think thats two big of a difference maybe ten but twenty is to much

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:27am
  75. Colby Bailar

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:27am
  76. Two Big Time Winners …… now let’s leave them alone and let them have a chance at a life!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:28am
  77. Jesus. How can we expect equality and speak about love being love when you catty hypocritical bitches throwing shade at this union. Its none of your business and tom is an adult.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:29am
  78. #Chruch... we will never get ppl to respect us if we cant have respect in our community for each other.. (NO chubs, no chinks..) fuck all that lets just love each other for our differecnes like we pretend to do during pride...

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:22pm
  79. Yup, I can see them together. Even if Dustin is twenty years older than Tom. Still cute!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:33am
  80. wow that is one talented couple!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:37am
  81. Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:43am
  82. Who cares like really coming out of the closet doesn’t need media attention .

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:53am
  83. One of these days it won’t be news … a little progress is a good thing. Congrats, gents!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:59am
  84. It’s not like it’s gonna last, let’s be real here….

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6:15am
  85. fuck. u. I bet it will last. I bet in two years they'll get married and spend a very long time together. so quit with the negativity.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:02pm
  86. When’s the Wedding guys ?? xx :-)

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6:16am
  87. Jealous. Tom Daley’s so good looking.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6:21am
  88. Shut the fuck up Andrea

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6:57am
  89. At 19 years old a guy knows if he lines pussy or dick….clearly right now he likes dick.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6:58am
  90. and clearly u lik being a negative prick....

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:05pm
  91. Cute couple!

    Too bad the usual sour comments are here as well, what does it say about the writers?

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:12am
  92. Hey Alwin, you are talking riddles. Say what you mean.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:24am
  93. Yes, cute. Yes. Too many gay people are fucked up with age. Like they are going to stay 22

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:27am
  94. So Nick, what is your point?

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:28am
  95. Oh okay

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:29am
  96. It’s like people never heard of 19 YO women with a 39 YO man. WTF

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:30am
  97. and lik ppl never seen it the other way around asshole. so wat? who gives a fuck? ther happy and thts all tht matters. so go shove ur negativity up ur ass and go the hell away

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:04pm
  98. Here is a clue to the forever thinking young guys out there. Be nice, be respectful to older gay men, because, when you are older, you’ll have friends. Trust never. Time passes fast. I was 20…. Before I knew it I was 60. I have never been happier.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:36am
  99. Love is love age has nothing to do with it!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 8:33am
  100. Best of luck Tom Daley and Dustin Lance…To the catty people clawing at these guys with your comments…PUT YOUR CLAWS AWAY…it’s hard enough for ANY relationship to work without your simpleton minds judging these guys…BRAVO TO BOTH FOR THEIR COURAGE TO GIVE LOVE A TRY.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 8:50am
  101. Ok instead of being vicious and jealous bless them and be happy that they found love. All the Bullshit of tearing people down and being poisonous is not positive. Jealousy and self loathing is a soul eating sickness. Be positive peeps!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:23am
  102. Good for them age is just a number if they are happy who gives a fuck no one else is in their relationship so why should it matter what other people think love is love so fuck off all you haters ! :)

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:40am
  103. God Bless, to you both.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:44am
  104. So when can we expect a sex tape from these two?

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:46am
  105. wen can we can expect a sex tape from ur mother......shut the fuck up u judgemental basturd.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:00pm
  106. I feel bad for Tom Daley. He specifically made it clear that he wanted it to be private and be left alone. I guess everyone doesn’t care because he’s famous and should be nosy about his business 24/7. Same thing goes for Dustin.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:55am
  107. Leave him alone. If that’s his boyfriend. Let them get on with it. Horrible journalism. They’d do anything to get a story!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 10:11am
  108. OMG reading this made my day

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:59pm
  109. Zack, what does LGBTQ mean?

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:07pm
  110. Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:25pm
  111. Good for him! I hope they’re very happy!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 2:14pm
  112. so cute :*

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 2:18pm
  113. (y)

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 2:31pm
  114. That’s disgusting!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 2:53pm
  115. He's too old for him. Simply put.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:32pm
  116. Awww….
    <3

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 2:54pm
  117. agism is ridiculous..love is love..get over yourselves haters

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:00pm
  118. The first gay power couple, I love it.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:12pm
  119. cute!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:21pm
  120. I wish them all the best! However, I gotta say I am around Lance’s age and I cannot imagine successfully dating a teenager, no matter how cute. What in the world would we talk about? LOL

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:27pm
  121. What an adorable couple :D Haters need to STFU, stat.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:33pm
  122. Kate, grow the fuck up u immature bitch

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:34pm
  123. THIS IS NOT TRUE!!! He’s dating another Diver!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:36pm
  124. LOL You could not have put together a better “gay couple” with a casting director. XD

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:30pm
  125. They sound absolutely prefect for one another. Wishing then many more happy and successful years ahead.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:04pm
  126. ewww his bf is so ugly

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:35pm
  127. 20 goes into 40 a hell of a lot more than 40 goes into 20

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:42pm
  128. I actually don’t believe this is true.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6:48pm
  129. I thought I am only one here who think his boyfriend is ugly! And he is 20 years older than him!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6:49pm
  130. Give them space and privacy!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6:52pm
  131. Who is here going out with.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:02pm
  132. Glad he is happy! =)

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:28pm
  133. Wow…that’s….wow…his first romantic experience is with someone 20 years his senior? Yow, Tom, be careful…

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 8:03pm
  134. People seriously need to keep out of others personal lives. Big deal, he’s come out and has a lover? My faith in society is dying…

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 8:59pm
  135. ..He could do better.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:06pm
  136. Bitches gunna say something “SI SON FELICES LOS DEMAS VALEN HUEVO” now if they r happy why they care about haters??

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:22pm
  137. Awe!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:48pm
  138. Good choice!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 10:22pm
  139. Very Cute!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 11:40pm