Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black celebrate 8 years together with adorable throw-back

Patrick Kelleher March 23, 2021
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Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black shared adorable snaps from their eight year relationship to celebrate their anniversary. (Instagram)

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black have celebrated their eight-year anniversary with adorable throwback posts on Instagram.

The Olympic diver and Oscar-winning screenwriter shared a selection of photographs of their relationship through the years and reflected on how they became a family.

“Eight years ago we met at a dinner, we lived on opposite sides of the pond and thought it was going to be impossible to make it work… but we did!” Tom Daley wrote in a heartfelt Instagram post.

“I am so grateful for all the memories, nearly four years of marriage and our darling son, Robbie! I love you xxx,” he added.

Thank you for every minute of it, my warrior monkey prince.

Dustin Lance Black shared four snaps of the couple throughout their eight year relationship and wrote: “EIGHT YEARS of adventures, blurry naps, endless nights, sore faces from smiling, laughing, exhaustion from night feeds, baby tears. A family.”

He added: “Thank you for every minute of it, my warrior monkey prince,” alongside frog, heart and monkey emojis.

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black discussed having kids on first date

Tom Daley sent shockwaves through the LGBT+ community in the UK when he came out as gay in a YouTube video in 2013.

Shortly afterwards, it was revealed that he was dating Black, the award-winning screenwriter of Milk, which tells the story of trailblazing gay politician Harvey Milk.

The pair went on to tie the knot in 2017 and welcomed their son Robbie to the world in June 2018 via a surrogate.


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Speaking to the Some Families podcast in 2020, Black opened up about how he and Daley broke all the rules on their first date and discussed their mutual desire to start a family.

“When I met Tom on our first date the idea of a family came up and I wasn’t leading the conversation,” Black said.

“He was. And not only did we both discover that we really wanted a family, but we broke another, if not all, of the first date rules and began naming our children on that bike ride.

“In fact, our first son has the name that we chose on that day, on our first date.”

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