The 19-year-old Olympic diver for England came out on YouTube
in early December.
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
In the video
, that now has over 10 million views, he passionately claimed that he is ready to say he has a boyfriend
. "Right now I'm dating a guy and I couldn't be happier," he confessed.
He added that it was during the spring that everything became clearer for him.
It wasn't until spring this year that something just clicked. It felt right. My whole world just changed right there and then.
Even though he technically came out of the closet, he left the door open to the possibility of dating women in the future. "Of course I still fancy girls, but right now I'm dating a guy and couldn't be happier," he said.
Daley seems to be embracing his coming out. In fact, during the Christmas holiday, he posted multiple rainbow flag-themed gifts on Instagram,
like the apron in this picture.