We've never been happier for Tom Daley, even when he was just off doing super sexy things at the Olympics!
Being in love is the BEST, and we're just happy he's in love at all — but he's also able to FREELY be in love with another man (Oscar-winner Dustin Lance, we hear!), and that adds a whole lot of lifted weight off his shoulders!
When he came out, we were SO PROUD OF HIM!
Like many before him, though, he was terrified to take that step! We totally understand why, and we're glad he was able to overcome that fear so he can live the way he wants, without hiding. He even spoke about it and the decision to come out at length on the Jonathan Ross Show (above)!
He opened up SO much during the interview, giving a very honest look at what it was like for him coming up, saying:
'It felt like a dirty little secret, it felt like I had chains wrapped around me, I couldn't be who I was, I felt alone and trapped. Just telling one person made me feel so much better, just that one person took a weight off my shoulder. I told Sophie my best friend first as I knew she'd be really accepting of it. She's been so supportive and there for me. Now that everyone knows, I have nothing to hide, those chains that I felt wrapped around me are gone and I can carry on with my life as normal and be happy.'
You'll just have to watch the interview to hear the rest (ABOVE)! It's so flawless, and HE'S sooooo flawless!
Congrats on everything, Tom — especially in finding someone!!
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