Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black show off their matching engagement rings
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black are showing off their matching engagement rings, after announcing their surprise engagement.
The Olympic diver announced his engagement to his Oscar-winning screenwriter partner yesterday in a traditional low-key way.
The pair took out an announcement ads in The Times newspaper’s marriages section, reading: “The engagement is announced between Tom, son of Robert and Debra Daley of Plymouth, and Lance, son of Jeff Bisch of Philadelphia and Anne Bisch of Lake Providence.”
A day later, the diver has taken to Instagram to show off the pair’s matching silver engagement rings.
Daley wrote: “#HeSaidYES ??and then #ISaidYES ❤️Thanks for all the lovely messages!”
He added: “@DLanceBlack and I would just like to thanks everyone for all the lovely messages yesterday! It really means a lot. We are both v excited”
The pair revealed they were dating in early 2014, after Daley came out in a YouTube video in December 2013,
Tom Daley’s mother Debra revealed yesterday that the pair’s wedding planning will not begin until after the 2016 Olympics.
She told the Plymouth Herald “The whole family is extremely excited and looking forward to the big day. They are going to wait until after the Olympic Games in Rio before they decide on the date of the wedding and where they want to marry.
“At the moment he is training in Stratford and focusing on competitions to prepare for Rio at the start of August. Training has always come first for him. Once Rio is out of the way, they will properly plan the wedding.”
Daley previously hinted that the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio might be his last.
He told PinkNews earlier this year: “I’m definitely going to take a little bit of time off – after four years, that’s a long slog.
“I’m probably going to go on holiday for a bit. Cheesecake will definitely be on the menu, and ice cream probably. We’ll see how it goes!”