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Tom Daley And Dustin Lance Black Are Officially Parents Now

Their son Robert Ray shares part of his name with Daley's father, who died in 2011.

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World Champion diver Tom Daley and American filmmaker Dustin Lance Black have become parents.

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The birth of their son Robert Ray, who shares the first part of his name with Daley's late father, was announced in the Times on Saturday.

The Times

Daley posted a picture of the new addition to the family on Twitter, saying he had brought "immeasurable" love and joy into their lives.

• 27/06/18 • Welcome to the world our precious little Robbie Ray Black-Daley ❤️ The amount of love and joy you have brought into our life is immeasurable, our precious little son ❤️👶🏼❤️ https://t.co/J76KgBTRqs

The couple kept the details of the birth under wraps, but had announced back in February that they were expecting a child from a surrogate in the US.

The couple were subject to abuse from right-wing commentators after the announcement."I get tons [of abuse] every day, but at the end of the day I’m married with a kid on the way and I don’t care what anyone says. I don’t care if they don’t like it," Daley hit back in an interview in April.
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The couple were subject to abuse from right-wing commentators after the announcement.

"I get tons [of abuse] every day, but at the end of the day I’m married with a kid on the way and I don’t care what anyone says. I don’t care if they don’t like it," Daley hit back in an interview in April.

Daley, 24, three-time World Champion diver, told the Times that diving is "no longer [his] No 1."

"My child is No 1 and diving is No 2 and, for me, that order might help," he said."All of a sudden coming to training is no longer my crazy, chaotic time; it’s the quiet time without a screaming, pooping child."
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"My child is No 1 and diving is No 2 and, for me, that order might help," he said.

"All of a sudden coming to training is no longer my crazy, chaotic time; it’s the quiet time without a screaming, pooping child."