We’re go­ing to be dads! De­light for diver Tom Daley and hus­band

Irish Daily Mail - - Life - By Susie Coen

OLYMPIC diver Tom Daley is ex­pect­ing his first child with his hus­band Dustin Lance Black.

The cou­ple an­nounced the news yes­ter­day by shar­ing a pic­ture of them­selves hold­ing an ul­tra­sound scan.

Daley, 23, and Black, 43, said they were ‘thrilled’ to be start­ing a fam­ily.

Along­side the pic­ture, which had 270,000 likes on In­sta­gram in a few hours, Daley wrote: ‘Happy Valen­tines Day’ with emo­jis of two men, a child and love hearts.

Amer­i­can screen­writer Black also shared a pic­ture of the pair, writ­ing: ‘A very happy Valen­tines Day from ours to yours.’ A spokesman for the cou­ple, who mar­ried in May last year, said: ‘Tom and Dustin are thrilled to share that they are ex­pect­ing their first child in 2018.’

The ul­tra­sound pic­ture sug­gests they are using a sur­ro­gate mother, rather than adopt­ing. It is not known who the sur­ro­gate is or when the baby is due.

Two weeks ago Daley revealed that he and Os­car-win­ner Black were sell­ing their £1.1mil­lion Lon­don flat.

The Bri­tish diver has been at a train­ing camp in Texas for the past week. On Tues­day he joined Black in Hollywood for the Writ­ers’ Guild awards cer­e­mony, where the film­maker was hon­oured for his con­tri­bu­tion to the in­dus­try.

The cou­ple have been to­gether for five years after meet­ing at an in­dus­try event when Daley made the first move by typ­ing his num­ber into Black’s phone. Daley came out as gay in a five-minute YouTube video in 2013 in which he said he was ‘dat­ing a guy and couldn’t be hap­pier’.

Last year the diver spoke about want­ing to start a fam­ily with Black. ‘We’re not plan­ning to have chil­dren im­me­di­ately, but we do want them in the future. I’ve al­ways been a fam­ily per­son so I’ve al­ways wanted kids, and I know Lance does, too. I don’t know how many – an army of kids, a whole div­ing team.’

Thrilled: Olympic diver Tom Daley, left, and Dustin Lance Black with the ul­tra­sound scan yes­ter­day. Inset: At an event in May last year, the month they got mar­ried

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