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.
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:
2. This gif was in addition to a Twitter image that was circulated of Daley with what could be the same man:
3. An entertainment reporter in the UK, James Ingham, has teased the identity of the Daley's boyfriend:
@MIKEYBUCKLEY I don't know what you mean. Lets just say it could have be dreamt up by a Hollywood scriptwriter!
— JAMES INGHAM (@JAMESINREHAB) December 3, 2013
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:
I'd just like to say again a massive thanks for all the support yesterday...it truly was overwhelming xx
— Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) December 3, 2013