Matthew Mitcham Says He Was As Surprised As Everyone When Tom Daley Came Out

19th Commonwealth Games - Day 10: DivingI was as surprised as everyone else. I’d even had dinner with him a month before it happened and I never knew anything. I totally understand with how young he is and, growing up in the public eye, it would’ve been extremely hard. I felt very fortunate that I didn’t get famous until after I had well and truly established my sexual identity, whereas he’s been in the spotlight since he was 13. It’s a really hard position to be in so I totally commend and support how he did it and when he did it.”

— Matthew Mitcham, who previously chatted about Tom Daley’s butt, discussing his own career and his diving pal in an interview with CNN