Daddy issues

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black “shocked” by haters, can’t believe people aren’t happy for them

This just in: Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black have just revealed the sex of their baby. Not just that, but they’re hitting back at critics over their decision to use a surrogate.

“We’re going to have a little boy!” Tom revealed in a new interview with Fearne Cotton’s podcast Happy Place

The couple confirmed that they conceived the child via an egg donor using another woman as a surrogate. Who the father is will remain a mystery (for now) as they both gave sperm samples.

“Try as we did and have, we just couldn’t get pregnant on our own!” Lance added. “Every effort was made, let me tell you.”

Related: People are really pissed off about Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black having a baby

So what about all that awful criticism they received when they first announced they were expecting a baby? In case you forgot, the internet wasn’t exactly beaming with well-wishes:

Lance said he was genuinely “shocked” by the hateful responses.

“I’ve been in the LGBT rights battle for a long time now and I’ve faced a lot of discrimination,” he explained. “It hasn’t been an easy path and I’ve gotten quite used to that. But I was shocked to have this response to us having a child.”

Tom agreed, adding:

It’s difficult because you see stuff online. We know we have wanted a kid more than anything in the world. When people judge about us using a surrogate and stuff… there are people who can’t have kids, and I don’t think there would be as much drama if it was a straight couple.

Take Kim Kardashian, for example – she used a surrogate and there wasn’t any issue with it. There is an element of difference in terms of the way we’ve been treated.


Luckily, there seem to be a lot more well-wishers this time around…

Related: Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black are bringing a third into their relationship

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