Olympic diver Tom Daley and husband Dustin Lance Black seen on an outing with their newborn son
The couple announced on their social media feed that they have become the proud parents of a baby boy, Robert Ray, who was born through surrogacy.
Congratulations are in order, for British Olympic diver Tom Daley, along with his American screenwriter husband Dustin Lance Black have welcomed a new baby boy into their family. The couple announced on their social media feed that they have become parents to a baby boy, Robert Ray, who was born through surrogacy.
Meanwhile, Dustin the shared an image of the both of them holding baby Black-Daley in their arms together and wrote: "Welcome to the world little Robbie Ray. Thank you for bringing so much love and light with you. And thank you to those who helped make our dream of having a family into this wonderful reality. #AFamily #HappyBirthday"
According to the Daily Mail, the baby was born on Wednesday last week and the couple announced the news over the weekend. Recently, the proud dads were seen out in the public eye with their son for the first time during a family outing in Los Angeles. While the duo enjoyed a stroll in the sunshine together, they were pictured showering a lot of affection on their baby.
While the British athlete opted for a casual ensemble of a long-sleeved white shirt and pinstripe trousers, his American husband decided to go for a plain black T-shirt and skinny jeans for their outing. According to the publication, the name 'Robert' carries a huge significance for Daley, since it was also the name of his late father, who died in 2011 after battling with cancer. The newborn will be raised in London according to the publication after the couple made the "difficult" decision of raising their child in the UK despite negative reaction to their surrogacy.
It was back in 2013 that Daley announced to the world that he was dating a man, post which, he came out of the closet and declared that he was gay. It was in May 2017 that the couple finally got married in a castle ceremony, and decided that it was time to have a baby added to their happy little family. On Valentine's Day this year, the couple had shared the news of considering surrogacy and revealed that they have no idea, which one of them is the father as they fertilized "half the eggs each."
Earlier this year, in an interview with The Times, Daley spoke about the couple's concern over who was going to be their baby's biological father. “We found an egg donor and we are the sperm donors, we have fertilized half the eggs each,” he said. “We put in a boy embryo and a girl embryo and we don’t know whose is whose.”
Ever since the announcement, Tom has been quite vocal about how his whole perspective on life changed after embarking on the journey to fatherhood.
As previously reported, the three-time world champion diver revealed during an interview he gave at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in April, “Even on a plane. I'm never scared of flying - and as soon as there was any turbulence - I was like 'oh my God,' because there's more than my life I have to care about now. It made me feel a bit more nervous. It changes your perspective on absolutely everything."