Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black had a ‘surprise’ baby shower and it looked beautiful
Dads-to-be Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black held a “surprise” baby shower and it looked absolutely adorable.
The couple announced they were having a baby via surrogate on Valentine’s Day of this year.
Olympic diver Daley and Oscar-winning screenwriter Lance Black held a baby shower on Saturday, complete with sashes and themed glasses for the joy-filled event.
In several posts to Daley’s Instagram story, the 23-year-old showed off some of the treats of the shower, including rainbow themed snacks and party poppers.
Daley captioned a selfie of the dads-to-be “surprise baby shower” prompting questions about who the surprise was for.
The pair posed for a photo at the shower, showing off an admirable dedication to the theme, with balloons, banners and themed plates.
Daley has recently been in the news for his activism, after calling out anti-LGBT laws in the Commonwealth during the Commonwealth games.
The 23-year-old said in a recent interview that the upcoming birth of his son had changed his perspective on the world.
Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show, Daley told presenter Nick Robinson that the pair were deep in preparations for the arrival of the baby, telling Robinson it was “weeks away.”
“We’re so so excited, we’ve been working on the nursery and we’ve been reading all of the books,” he said.
“I think I’ve been watching too much One Born Every Minute so I’m a bit nervous about what’s going to happen. My husband and I are so excited, my mum is so excited.
“There’s something about a baby being brought into the family that brings everyone together.”
Daley recently opened up about his plans for the future and how he would balance his Olympic career with fatherhood.
He said: “Diving is no longer my number one [concern]. My child is number one and diving is number two and, for me, that order might help.
“All of a sudden coming to training is no longer my crazy, chaotic time; it’s the quiet time without a screaming, pooping child.”
Lance Black, an Oscar-winning screenwriter, previously said that he plans to take on most of the parenting duties in order to allow Daley to continue training ahead of the 2020 Olympics, which is expected to be the athlete’s last Games.
The pair have said that despite the “legal challenges” of raising a child born by surrogate in the UK, they fully intended to raise their child in England.
The pair have been criticised in the UK’s right-wing press after announcing their surrogacy plans.
Tabloid columnists insisted it was “not normal” for two men to have a baby, while others claimed the pair were “exploiting” a woman to have a child – though the pair have since shared details about their surrogacy arrangement that rubbished most of the claims.
The pair confirmed that they conceived the child via an egg donor, with a female friend who has asked not to be named publicly volunteering as a surrogate.
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Opening up about their choice of surrogate, Lance Black added: “I’ve read a couple of the tweets and there’s some big misconceptions out there about what this process is.
“I’ve never heard of someone who does not know their surrogate, and doesn’t know them well. A part of the process is either choosing someone you know and love and have that relationship with… or you have to build a relationship like that.
“The women who are willing to do this and give this gift to couples who can’t have children – there is a love and a warmth and a generosity and a kindness that’s difficult not to fall in love with.
“We certainly have that with ours. We do love her very much.
“I don’t want to give too many details because she has asked not to be named publicly. We need to respect that, and I hope the press will respect that – but they become family.
“This is a person who we love and are incredibly grateful for.”