Tom Daley has opened up about how supportive his fiancé Dustin Lance Black has been during his training for the Olympics. The star, who won a bronze medal in the synchronised diving competition last week, revealed that his partner "gets" how much hard work goes into training for the Olympic Games.
Chatting to Evening Standard, the 22-year-old said: "The one good thing is he is at the top end of his field. He's the best at what he does and gets it.
Dustin and Tom got engaged in 2015
"He gets the hard work, the dedication and the commitment you have to put into it and I get the commitment he has to put into his work. Having someone that understands, that has taken off a massive amount of pressure."
Dustin, who is an Academy-award winning director, has previously spoken about their relationship, saying: "It's really amazing to be in love with someone who you also admire and who you can be dazzled by. It makes me want to be a better person. I feel like the luckiest guy in the world."
Tom spoke about how supportive Dustin has been
Following Tom's success in his first event at the Rio Olympic Games, Dustin tweeted: "So happy for you. So proud," in support of his partner.
The pair began dating in 2013, and Tom spoke about the beginning of their relationship for his documentary, Tom Daley: Diving for Gold. He said: "When I told my mum for the first time, we were all having a barbecue and Lance was over in the UK and I brought my mum into the kitchen and went 'What do you think of Lance?' She was just really accepting of it. It literally was over in the matter of four or five minutes."