Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black get horrific abuse over big baby news
It turns out that in 2018 a lot of people still aren’t happy about two men having a baby together.
Earlier today Olympic diver Tom Daley and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black announced they are having their first child.
The married couple, aged 23 and 43, are believed to be having the child via surrogate, posting a selfie with an ultrasound scan to Instagram.
But plenty of people on social media are furious with the news – criticising the men and claiming gay people shouldn’t have children.
One commenter wrote: “Someone has to stop this. One day your day will come. Leave innocent children out of it. By the way, who out of you two gay guys is carrying the child? Disgusting.”
Another added: “I’m sorry but I do not agree with same sex marriage couples having kids it ain’t normal a child should be born a man and women [sic] relationship end of they need there heads dipping into ice cold water”.
The pair had announced the news on Instagram, sharing a picture of themselves with an ultrasound scan.
Daley wrote: “HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!”, followed by an emoji of two men and a child.
Black added: “A very happy #ValentinesDay from ours to yours.”
The celebrity couple got married in May 2017, and recently sold their London penthouse flat – presumably to make way for a new family home.
In a recent interview, Daley had hinted that he and Black plan to start a family.
He said: “It’s not a question of ‘if’, just ‘when’.
“I’ve always said I’ll keep diving as long as my body lets me.
“But the beauty of being an athlete is you retire young and you’ve got your whole life ahead of you.
“Once I’ve finished with diving there are going to be other avenues I’d like to explore.
“Family has always been a massive thing.”
Speaking on BBC Question Time, Lance Black said: “I’m here from the United States of America. I didn’t get to vote on Brexit, because in this country because I fell in love.
“Because I call it home and because I hope to raise a family here.”
He added: “So I really do give a damn about how this country does and it seems like no one’s got their eye on the ball, who’s at the wheel of the ship.”
In a candid interview late last year, Lance Black admitted the couple sometimes fall out and “fight” with each one another.
Olympic diver Tom also revealed that the couple spent as much as five weeks at a time apart due to transatlantic schedules while dating.
Just weeks later they showed of their marital home, now on the market.
“We’ve been together now almost five years and I’m still discovering new things about him,” Lance Black told Gay Times magazine.
“There’s a constant renewal to our relationship and I’ve never experienced anything like it. It’s really exciting.”
The 43-year-old, who has not been married before, admitted wedded life had some downfalls and the pair still fight.
“I mean, we’re certainly not two perfect people. We have fights.
“Although when we fight, we just get very, very quiet. And then we know we’re in trouble, one or the other!”
He proudly proclaimed: “We’re certainly not doing it for public approval.”
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The pair previously admitted to the Attitude Heroes podcast that their relationship isn’t perfect.
“We have really tough times and struggles. For example we went long distance for a very, very, long time: he was in LA, I was living in London. We would spend sometimes five weeks apart.
“And it’s something that was really, really tough and we’ve had to make massive and dramatic changes in our lives in order to be able to live together and see each other all the time. So it’s not all plain sailing.”
Tom came out as being attracted to men in December 2013, in a video that has now been viewed more than 12 million times.
He has declined to label his sexuality since coming out.
Husband Lance later revealed Daley is still attracted to women, saying: “I don’t know if I’ll be in trouble for this; his head still turns for girls.”