Openly gay Olympic medalist, Tom Daley, is the latest victim of a nude video leak. But the way this video came to be is the bigger surprise here, as Tom reveals he had cybersex with a fan, after his engagement to Dustin Lance Black, the 42-year-old filmmaker. “This will absolutely never happen again now that we’re getting married”, he says.
Tom and Lance got engaged back in 2015, and are currently planning their wedding, which is set to take place this year. Following the spread of a leaked video showing Tom stripping, the diver confessed to The Sun that this video was originally sent via Snapchat, during an online sex session with fan.
According to The Sun, the connection between Tom and his fan, a man from Liverpool, started in February 2016, when he and Lance were on a “secret break”, due to the long-distance issues of their relationship.
Tom had allegedly contacted the man via Instagram, saying he was “fit”, and eventually sent him intimate photos and videos.
“I’m 22 years old”, Tom explains, “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.”
Despite this revelation, Tom says his relationship with Lance is stronger than ever, after he confessed it all to Lance.
We don’t 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 realizing we’re meant for each other.
We’re 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 other.
Dustin Lance Black told The Sun that indeed he and Tom talked about everything that happened. “I was out of the country for about seven months last year… and in that time Tom and I took a decision to take time off. We didn’t 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.”
In a recent interview, Lance said the biggest misconception about his relationship with Tom, is that he is somehow the boss, while in fact Tom is the one who makes the decisions. “He makes the plans, he keeps the calendar. I try to keep up but he’s definitely the more organised, stricter one, and I love that.”
In addition, in an “Ask Tom Daley” video, Tom joked about the tension between him and Lance, regarding popular singer Shawn Mendes. “Funny thing is, Lance had a crush on Shawn Mendes, and then we watched him perform, and his crush became my crush.”
With the new revelations about the temporary break in the couple’s relationship, it’s good to know the two are back together, and closer than ever, and we all wish them a very happy upcoming wedding ceremony.