Tom Daley’s Grandparents Speak Out About His Announcement! Say They Were Confused, But They Support Him!

tom daley grandparents speak out about his announcement

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├óΓé¼Γäós always had girlfriends. We asked him if he was absolutely sure. He├óΓé¼Γäós our first grandson from our son who died. We have always been supportive of him and we always will. We├óΓé¼Γäóre not old-fashioned, in fact we├óΓé¼Γäóre quite liberal. But I do think he├óΓé¼Γäós too young to be making this sort of decision. But we hugged him, we thanked him for coming to see us, and we├óΓé¼Γäóll be seeing him over Christmas. We├óΓé¼Γäóll 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├óΓé¼Γäóve always been loyal supporters of Tom and there├óΓé¼Γäós 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!

[Image via Instagram.]

Dec 3, 2013 12:33pm PDT

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