British Olympic diver Tom Daley, who
made a splash earlier this week when he revealed in a YouTube video
that he's in love with a man, says he fell in love immediately.
The 19-year-old Daley is widely
believed to be dating Milk screenwriter and LGBT rights
activist Dustin Lance Black.
Daley dating Dustin Lance Black, tabloid claims.)
In an interview with the UK's Jonathan
Ross to be broadcast Saturday, Daley describes how he met his
“I'd never felt like anything like it
before,” Daley said, according to the Independent.
“We were at a party and I hadn't even spoken to him all night. I
didn't know what to do or if he was gay at first. I typed 'call me'
in his notes with a smiley face on his phone, and the next day he
texted. He makes me feel safe and happy, right now I couldn't be
“I'd never felt the feeling of love,
it happened so quickly. I was completely overwhelmed by it to the
point I can't get him out of my head all the time. I've never had it
before where I love someone and they love me just as much.”
Daley added that his new love “saved
me from not wanting to dive anymore.”
“After the Olympics I was down in the
dumps, as it's such a hard way to get back into everything, but he
gave me the extra motivation and made me work harder and that is
exactly what I need,” Daley said.