Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black are engaged after more than two years of dating

By Char Adams
Updated October 01, 2015 02:00 PM
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Olympic diver Tom Daley and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black are engaged – and they announced in a quiet, subtle way.

The British athlete, 21, and Black, 41, made public their impending nuptials in the Births, Deaths and Marriages column of London newspaper The Times.

The announcement reads: “The engagement is announced between Tom, son of Robert and Debra Daley of Plymouth, and Lance, son of Jeff Bisch of Philadelphia and Anne Bisch of Lake Providence.”

The two have been dating for more than two years. News of the relationship came to light after Daley came out as gay in a YouTube video.

Black, who won an Oscar in 2008 for his film Milk, moved to London from Los Angeles in 2014 and now shares a home with Daley. Daley told interviewer Jonathan Ross that it was “love at first sight” when he met Black.

“I’d never felt like anything like it before. He makes me feel safe and happy, right now I couldn’t be happier,” he said.

The two have been quiet about their engagement since the announcement, but they seem to have taken a page out of Benedict Cumberbatch’s book with the newspaper blurb. The Sherlock star used the same trick to announce his engagement to Sophie Hunter last year.