Olympic diver Tom Daley and his screenwriter boyfriend Dustin Lance Black announced their engagement in The Times of London Thursday.

Tom Daly, Dustin Lance Black Engaged

“The engagement is announced between Tom, son of Robert and Debra Daley of Plymouth, and Lance, son of Jeff Bisch of Philadelphia and Anne Bisch of Lake Providence,” read the couple’s formal announcement.


Daly, who took home the bronze medal for Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games, came out in 2013 in a YouTube video. He also mentioned in the video that he had met someone, though, at the time, Daley declined to mention Black’s name.

“In spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone, and they make me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great. That someone is a guy,” Daly, then 19, said in the video.

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“It did take me by surprise a little bit,” he added. “It was always in the back of my head that something like that could happen. But it wasn’t until spring this year that something just clicked. It felt right and I thought ‘OK’. And my whole world changed there and then.”

Black, an American filmmaker, is best known for winning an Oscar for writing the screenplay for Milk, which charted politician and activist Harvey Milk’s fight for LGBT rights.

Daly, 21, and Black, 41, have been dating since the spring of 2013.

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