Congratulations are in order for Tom Daley and his husband Dustin Lance Black, who have announced the arrival of their first child, a little boy! The 24-year-old diver and film producer Dustin, 44, revealed the news with an announcement in the Times newspaper on Saturday. The brief statement read: "BLACK-DALEY: On 27th June 2018 to Thomas Robert Daley and Dustin Lance Black, a son, Robert Ray." It is thought that the baby's name is a tribute to Tom's father, Robert, who sadly died in 2011.
Tom and Dustin announced they were expecting in February
The happy couple announced they were having a baby on Valentine's Day this year. Olympic medal-holder Tom revealed the news on his Instagram account by sharing a photo of the happy couple both holding a baby scan picture, captioning it: "HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY," along with two love hearts and an emoji depicting a family of three.
Baby Robert was conceived via surrogate. Tom told the Times earlier this year: "We found an egg donor and we are the sperm donors, we have fertilised half the eggs each. We put in a boy embryo and a girl embryo and we don't know whose is whose. The next time we will do it the other way around."
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He added: "There are lots of people in this world that can’t have kids, whether it’s due to fertility issues or health issues, but whatever it may be, I don’t think there would be as much drama if it was a straight couple."
Dustin had previously hinted that he and Tom were ready to start a family on BBC's Question Time. He said: "I'm here from the United States of America, I didn't get to vote on Brexit, because I'm in this country because I fell in love, because I call it home and because I hope to raise a family here."