Olympic diver Tom Daley and his husband Dustin Lance Black have welcomed their second child.
Tom Daley and his husband Dustin Lance Black have welcomed their second child, a baby boy named Phoenix Rose. The couple surprised their fans with the news on Instagram, as they had not previously revealed they were expecting another child.
The Olympic diver, 28, and his American screenwriter husband, 48, shared their joyful news in The Times. They welcomed their new addition to the family on March 28, and their first child, Robert Ray, was born the year after they got married
The couple’s decision to have children through surrogacy was driven by their own personal losses. Tom lost his father to cancer in 2011, while Dustin’s brother died of cancer in 2012. Tom has previously spoken about his desire to become a father, wanting to be everything that his own dad was to him.
For same-sex couples, starting a family can be complicated, and Tom and Dustin had to explore their options carefully before deciding on surrogacy. Speaking on the Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast, Tom explained to Giovanna Fletcher that the surrogacy process allowed them to pass on the genes and personalities of the loved ones they had lost.
Tom’s openness about his journey to fatherhood and the challenges faced by same-sex couples has made him a much-loved and inspiring figure. He has shown that with determination and love, anything is possible, and has given hope to those who may be struggling with similar issues.
Tom and Dustin’s announcement of their new arrival has been met with an outpouring of love and support from their fans. With two beautiful children and a strong, loving relationship, the couple are an inspiration to us all.
Congratulations to Tom, Dustin, and their growing family!