Referring to his new boyfriend Tom also said: “It was love at first sight.
And the London 2012 bronze medallist said people would only now see the “true Tom” after he came out in a You Tube video earlier this week.
The sports star first broke his news to best friend Sophie Lee and said it gave him a huge lift.
“Just telling one person took such a weight off my shoulders.” He then told family and friends at his birthday party in May. but to have all the support from the public as well has just been a bonus and, honestly, it makes me smile just thinking about it.” Although he did not name his boyfriend, it has been widely reported to be Black. “I was falling for a guy and it happened so quickly.
After the news broke, the writer joked on Twitter: “Slept all day today after my trip to Russia. ” Tom admitted he was surprised how quickly he fell for Black after they first met. I mean, I thought I had really liked someone before but I had never felt the feeling of love.” The handsome teen added: “I am used to – believe it or not – rejection when it comes to girls and dating. "I have never been in a position before where I have felt so happy. The pair are set to be reunited when Tom heads to Houston shortly to train for the UK Diving Championships in February.
Olympic diving hero Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black's relationship is going swimmingly if reports are to be believed.
The pair have been spotted house hunting near the Olympic village in Stratford, looking at a swanky £1,700-a-month apartment.
Teenager Tom still lives with his mum Debbie in Plymouth while his 39-year-old boyfriend is based in the states.
A source told The Sun: “Moving into his own place will mean the couple get to spend more time alone together.” Diving champ Tom opened up about his relationship with Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, admitting he bravely made the first move on the 39-year-old.
Speaking on Saturday night's The Jonathan Ross Show, the diving star said he was so enamoured by his new beau he decided to write a cheeky message in his notes with his number, a message to call him and a wink face - and it clearly paid off.
Ballsy Tom told the chat-show host: “At the end of the night, we hadn’t even talked, and I don’t normally do this, but I wrote in his notes with my number and put ‘call me’ with a wink face and then I had a text in the morning and I was like ‘I can’t believe I just did that’ and then I was like ‘oh my god’.” "I hadn’t even talked to him and I was like OK, wow, I didn’t know what to do.
I didn’t know if he was gay – I was just like, OK, this is weird,” the tiny-trunk wearing hunk also admitted.
The 19-year-old Olympic diving hero was greeted with deafening cheers and a standing ovation as he walked on to the set to film Saturday night’s The Jonathan Ross Show.