Is Dustin Lance Black, Tom Daley’s Secret Boyfriend?


It’s the question every gay man wanted the answer to. Exactly who was Tom Daley dating? Admit it, you were wondering it too after watching the 19-year-old’s coming out YouTube video. According to E! Online, it’s none other than Academy Award-winning writer Dustin Lance Black.

“In spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone and they made me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great,” the 19-year-old said. “And that someone is a guy. It did take me by surprise a little bit. It was always in the back of my head that something like that could happen, but it wasn’t until spring this year that something just clicked. It felt right and I thought, ‘OK,’ and my whole world changed there and then.” – Tom Daley’s YouTube Video

The pair reportedly were introduced at the Soho hotel in London earlier this year, with Tom allegedly traveling back and forth to Los Angeles to visit Dustin since then. Back in October, they were spotted together for the first time, grabbing a snack at The Coffee Bean in Hollywood. Just in case you’re wondering, there is a twenty year age difference between the two.

If the rumors are true, do you think they make a cute couple? Does this May-December romance stand a chance? I’m thinking probably not since Daley is a new gay. I’m sure he’ll want to sow his wild gay oats. If you were 19 and looked like that, I’m sure you would too. Weigh in below.

  • Ryan

    “Does this May-December romance stand a chance? I’m thinking probably not since Daley is a new gay.” What an incredibly stupid thing to write, Donovan.

  • Nate KW

    lol and same to you. If you don’t like what he wrote, don’t read it. Negativity is a waste of breath (letters and kilobytes in this instance).

  • Nate KW

    As soon as Daley posted the video and DIDN’T say *who* he was dating, I knew there would be WEEKS AND WEEKS of speculation on every guy he has ever taken a picture with. LOL, I guess that’s what he gets for being sexy and famous.

  • Brendan Moore

    I’m hoping that Daley and Black are merely friends, and that Black gave him advice and did not take advantage of his innocence. I remember that Reichen Lehmkuhl was getting around too for a while and seemed to be dating lots of ‘new’ gays (Lance Bass, Davis from Real World) so I’m hopeful that whoever Daley is dating is not going to lead to a quick heartbreak that will throw him and his career off.

  • manonyme

    well, first relationships can be tricky…i don’t wanna project anything cuz i’m not privy to their interactions or bond. at this moment, i am over the moon tht he can look himself in the mirror at 19 and see the authentic Daley. tht’s not bad. for some guys they miss out on so much iof their lives hiding and covering their tracks. . .i wish them all the best. 🙂
    i think some views expressed are a bit myopic and are projecting other ppls’ experiences and/or motives…

  • Plenty

    Don’t read it? How would that work? Prefacing every article ain’t going to work honey.

    Agree that the final paragraph is a bit disappointing. Then again, it’s Homorazzi with its sexy promiscuity Grindr promotions!

  • Nate KW

    Pardon my ambiguity, I indeed meant that you shouldn’t read Homorazzi if you don’t like the articles …which you actually really seem to dislike (the site & articles in general) with the comparison to Grindr.

  • Plenty

    Poor child, both Ryan and I were referencing the final paragraph.

    1. The final paragraph of this article is categorically shameless.
    2. Each to their own, but ‘no man is an island’. Promiscuity kills.
    3. Been reading Homorazzi for five years.
    An ‘if you don’t like it, ignore it’ attitude? That is how progress works. LGBT all the way baby.

  • Nate KW

    I’m neither your honey nor your child, but thanks for your views.

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  • Ryan

    I can’t exactly dislike something that I read until I’ve read it. I wouldn’t have commented at all if I didn’t like this site, and most of Donovan’s articles since he does seem to write most of the content. Regarding negativity being a waste, did you completely miss that I was criticizing Donovan’s cynicism?

  • tina muran

    his too old for him, poor child (new gay) swayed by an old gay

  • belladonnamadon

    First not everyone wants to date 4ever some people just want to find the one & be done with it even at 19. Second who cares if they have a 20 year age diffrence, I love the fact that the Queer Community isn’t like stright people, Most Queer people don’t let age get in the way as long as the person is legal. And if they are Legal why get in the way of love isn’t that what this Community is all about LOVE!

  • belladonnamadon

    If this is true Congrats to them. I love Dustin & Tom seems nice!

  • HarryR11

    The Dustin Lance Black hookup with Daley was quite quickly denied by someone close to Tom. There are a couple of photos of Tom with a cute blond about his age but again someone else has suggested that is just a fan but if he is, he is a very close fan. A Google search on Tom Daley boyfriend will quickly turn up the photos.

  • He came out as bisexual, though? Anyway, I love all this speculation. I try not to be one who pries into others lives but I do happen to be quite curious about who he’s dating. More power to him for coming out in such a graceful, nonchalant way!

  • Ryan

    Goodness, you come across so pitifully basic. One man is an Olympic gold medalist and the other is an Academy Award winner.

  • AJ

    An old gay? Hardly.