Top ranking divers Tanner Wilfong and Jamie Bissett have both come out as gay, and reveal that they are in a relationship with eachother. Aww!
Diver at University of Miami, Tanner Wilfong and Purdue University graduate diver Jamie Bissett have revealed they have been dating for over two years after meeting as competitors at a contest.
The couple opened up about their relationship to The Roanoke Times.
“[Tanner] was ‘out’ when we met, and obviously, that was scary for me,” said Bissett, adding, “I’m thankful to have met him. I’ve learned a lot about myself through having met him and definitely credit that whole experience to where I am now.”
He reveals that since meeting his boyfriend, he has grown and has now embraced his sexuality. “I’m OK with gay being part of my reputation. I like it,” he said.
“In high school, it would have been the uncool thing for me in my mind. Now, it’s the cool thing. It’s just because the cool thing is me being myself and me not caring for a single second what anyone else thinks about me.”
Jamie Bissett is the reigning Canadian national 3-metre champion in diving, while Wilfong is the first active athlete in the history of University of Miami to come out.
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