The British Olympic diver, 24, and American filmmaker, 44, announced the Wednesday birth of Robert Ray Black-Daley on Saturday.
Welcome to the world little Robbie Ray. Thank you for bringing so much love and light with you. And thank you to those who helped make our dream of having a family into this wonderful reality. ❤️#AFamily #HappyBirthday 👨👨👦 pic.twitter.com/8srVjvrG5I
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) June 30, 2018
The name honors Daley’s later father, who died in 2011 after a battle with brain cancer.
The couple had announced in February they were expecting by an American surrogate, and they said they didn’t want to know who the biological father was.
“We put in a boy embryo and a girl embryo, and we don’t know whose is whose,” Daley told the Times of London earlier this year. “The next time, we’ll do it the other way around.”
Though the surrogacy was warmly accepted in the States, they received some criticism in the U.K., where they have chosen to live and raise the child.
• 27/06/18 • Welcome to the world our precious little Robbie Ray Black-Daley ❤️ The amount of love and joy you have brought into our life is immeasurable, our precious little son ❤️👶🏼❤️ pic.twitter.com/J76KgBTRqs
— Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) June 30, 2018
Daley won a world diving championship at age 15, and he’s won two Olympic bronze medals. Black, a screenwriter, director and producer, won an Academy Award for the 2008 film Milk.
They’ve been together since 2013, engaged in 2015 and married in May 2017.