Tom Daley, 19, Dating Dustin Lance Black, 39, "Doesn't Care What People Think" About Age Gap

Celebrity News Dec. 4, 2013 AT 11:00AM
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black Olympic diver Tom Daley, 19, is dating Oscar-winning screening writer Dustin Lance Black, 39, and "doesn't care what people think" about the age gap, a source says Credit: Mike Marsland/Wireimage; Vincent Sandoval/WireImage

For his first boyfriend ever, Tom Daley has struck gold -- Oscar gold! As rumored, the British Olympic diver, 19, is indeed dating Dustin Lance Black, the 39-year-old screenwriter and LGBT activist, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly. (The coupling was first reported by E! News.)

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"It's true and they're very happy," a source close to the bronze medalist tells Us Weekly. Daley and the Oscar-winning Milk scribe have "been together since summer," the source adds.

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Daley came out as bisexual to fans via his YouTube page on Monday, Dec. 2. "My life changed massively when I met someone, and they make me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great," Daley gushed. "That someone is a guy. It did take me by surprise a little bit," he continued, though he declined to reveal Black's identity at the time, noting, "I still fancy girls."

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Of the 20-year age gap, the Daley source tells Us, "Tom told friends he 'doesn't care what people think.'"

And Daley is already making the most out of his boyfriend's writerly gifts: Another source tells Us that Black wrote the script for Daley's coming out video.

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