In a stunningly straight-forward confessional video posted this morning to YouTube, popular British Olympian Tom Daley "put an end to all the rumours and speculation" by revealing that he has been dating a man for the past several months.
"I've been dating girls and I've never really had a serious relationship to talk about and now I feel ready to talk about my relationships," the 19-year-old bronze medalist told his fans. "Come spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone and it made me feel so happy, so safe, and everything just feels great. And, well, that someone is a guy."
"In an ideal world I wouldn’t be doing this video, because it shouldn’t matter," Daley said. "But recently I was misquoted in an interview and it made me feel really angry and frustrated – emotions that I’ve never felt before when reading something about myself."
Daley notes in the video that "I still fancy girls," adding, "but right now I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier."
Got something I need to say...not been an easy decision to make, hope you can support me! :) http://t.co/oOrDEiChGd— Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) December 2, 2013