Tom Daley and his husband Dustin Lance Black have revealed that they plan on having up to 11 children.
Speaking to The Times, Black, an American screenwriter said, “I would like enough children to create our own football team, 11 a side.”
Tom Daley, who in 2012 won the bronze medal for individual diving at the 2012 London Olympics, married Black in Devon in May 2017.
Earlier this year, Daley took to Instagram to share the news that the couple were expecting their first child through surrogacy. Their son Robert Ray Black-Daley was born this summer on June 27. Robert was named in honour of Daley’s father who passed away in 2011.
Black spoke to the newspaper about the couple’s experiences with parenting and homophobia.
“Occasionally, walking around the streets in London you will hear groups of young men, one trying to impress the other. Someone will say ‘Faggot’. I usually make eye contact and give them a big smile. Tom does not notice. If you respond with warmth and in a human way it is hard for them to see you as an object of derision any more.”
Black added that since becoming parents, the couple has received plenty of support from the public:
“One of the first times we went out with the stroller, walking along the South Bank to our favourite frozen yoghurt spot, a woman in a hijab ran up to us and gave us a hug and said ‘Congratulations’.”
Earlier this month, Daley took to Instagram to share an adorable snap of their young family. They brought their baby to Paris and, while there, they recreated a photograph Black and Daley took in 2013, this time with Robert Ray in the picture:
“Last weekend, we went to Paris. Lance and I first went when we started dating back in 2013. We went back as a family and recreated the same photo as a family!”
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