This is just SO SO great to hear!
Just yesterday, Olympic diver Tom Daley made the announcement that he had been in a serious relationship with a man since this Spring, and while some of the response was negative, he got support from two of the people who matter most: His grandparents!!
The hunky bronze medalist made sure to tell his family before he went public with the big news, and while his grandmother Rosemary Daley admits they were caught off guard, she says they'll always have his back:
"We only found out at 5pm on Sunday when he came to see us. We are confused because he’s always had girlfriends. We asked him if he was absolutely sure. He’s our first grandson from our son who died. We have always been supportive of him and we always will. We’re not old-fashioned, in fact we’re quite liberal. But I do think he’s too young to be making this sort of decision. But we hugged him, we thanked him for coming to see us, and we’ll be seeing him over Christmas. We’ll always be here for Tom."
Awwww! How sweet!
His grandfather, David Daley's, response was a bit shorter, but he echoed the same sentiments, saying:
"We’ve always been loyal supporters of Tom and there’s no reason that that will change."
In his announcement video, Tom admits that some of his family members had mixed opinions and a few even told him to keep it under wraps. But now that the cat is out of the bag, it's good to know they have his back!
We couldn't be happier for him, and it sounds like he has a great support system back at home!
P.S. CLICK HERE to see 15 reasons we LOVE Tom and why you should too!
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