Tom Daley confesses to fiance Dustin Lance to online
sex with another man and vows to stop after video emerges of Olympic hero
stripping for cyber romp
Olympic diving medallist Tom Daley admits cyber sex but
said it happened when he and fiance Dustin Lance were on a
RUTH WARRENDER, SIMON BOYLE, AND SARAH
20th January 2017, 10:45
OLYMPIC diver Tom Daley told how he confessed to his
fiancé that he had online sex with another man.
“It will never happen again” — after film emerged of him stripping for a cyber
diving ace revealed it took place in a seven-month split from hubby-to-be
Dustin Lance Black.
pledged: “This will absolutely never happen again now that we’re getting
“The date is
set, and we’re raring and ready to go for that wedding now.”
Tom said he
and film-maker Dustin, 42, had secretly been “on a break” because of the demands
of their long-distance relationship when he chatted with other men online and
indulged in cyber sex with one.
Tom said he
had confessed all to Dustin about his online sex
insisted to The Sun his relationship with Dustin — who he calls Lance — was now
stronger than ever.
bronze medallist Tom said: “It was the distance. It’s not like I actually met up
years old, and if you talk to someone through social media it is what it is. It
was nothing more than that. We never physically met.
“But in the
modern world this is what can happen — things are more accessible online, and
distributed, and they spread like wildfire.
just exploring and finding out what can be done and how easy it is to not even
think about what you’re doing online.
Lance after working through that distance through the amount of time we’ve been
together, sometimes it takes something like a little bit of time apart to
realise how fond you are of each other.
we’ve been enjoying planning our wedding so much in the last few
have secrets in our relationship. We’re honest and open about everything. When
we were back together I told him everything.
“Lance and I
had a period of time apart, and then coming back together and realising we’re
meant for each other.
soulmates — and the only way that we were going to get back to that point was to
be honest, open and share everything that happened in our time away from each
totally crucial to us that we are completely and totally open with each
think I’ve done anything more or less than any other 22-year-old has done. Lance
and I have such a strong connection that again our honesty and openness is so
Fans had no
idea the pair had temporarily split last year and Tom’s social media for 2016 is
full of happy pictures of the pair.
the scenes Tom’s relationship was in turmoil and he turned to other men for
The Sun can
reveal Tom first made contact with a male fan from Liverpool in February 2016 —
just months after announcing his engagement to American
He sent the lad a love heart emoji in a
private message from his Instagram account and told the 23-year-old stranger he
was “fit” before sending his mobile number.
has fronted a charity campaign urging young people to think carefully before
sending sexual images and videos online.
repeatedly begged the man to come to London to visit him during their 11-month
And he also
sent him intimate pictures and the explicit video via Snapchat. The pair were
even in contact last Friday night but did not meet up.
admitted: “It was the two biggest years of our lives work-wise — it was my
Olympic year and Lance was filming his mini-series for ABC called When We Rise,
and distance can be hard sometimes.
these decisions because it was something we felt was the right decision to make
for us at the time — but in time it has actually made us grow stronger
like it was the right thing. I couldn’t now imagine living without Lance. And
that’s why we are getting married.”
The Sun: “Tom and I talked about anything and everything that went on. That’s
the secret to how we are so close and can survive tough times.
“I was out
of the country for about seven months last year — I’d been back and forth before
that too, and in that time Tom and I took a decision to take time
tell a lot of people and it wasn’t the easiest time for us — so what Tom did in
that time was his personal business.
“But as soon
as my production was done we realised we can’t live without each other, and
adjustments had to be made to make sure that we are never separated for any
reason, including work, ever again.