Tom Daley’s Boyfriend: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Daly competing at the diving World Championships in Barcelona in June 2013 (Getty)

The identity of Tom Daley’s boyfriend is one of the biggest mysteries affecting social media, 24 hours after the Olympic diver announced that he was bisexual and in a relationship with a man. The London 2012 star though still admitted he was sexually attracted to girls but that he had a boyfriend and couldn’t be happier.

In talking about his relationships with girls, Daley said in his video statement:

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. 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.

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Here’s what we know about Daley’s mystery man:

1. Gifs of a man, who users claim is Daley’s boyfriend, surfaced on Tumblr:

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2. This gif was in addition to a Twitter image that was circulated of Daley with what could be the same man:

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3. An entertainment reporter in the UK, James Ingham, has teased the identity of the Daley’s boyfriend:

4. Tweeters joked that Daley’s boyfriend may be Manchester United soccer star Ashley Young as Young is infamous for “simulation” or “diving,”

5. On Twitter, a day after his announcement, Daly still seems bowled over by the amount of support he’s received: