"I met someone and it made me feel so happy, so safe," he says. "That someone is a guy"

By Associated Press
Updated December 02, 2013 11:05 AM
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Olympic diver Tom Daley is so happy in his new relationship, he wanted to share it with his fans.

In a YouTube video released on Monday, the British Olympian, 19, says, “come spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone and it made me feel so happy, so safe … That someone is a guy.”

Daley says in the five-minute clip that he wanted “to put an end to all the rumors and speculation, and just say it, tell you guys,” adding “is it a big deal? I don’t think so.”

“Of course I still fancy girls, but right now, I’m dating a guy, and I couldn’t be happier,” he said.

According to the Telegraph, Daley decided to make his announcement public after the Daily Mirror misquoted him as being “not gay.”

Daley won the 10-meter platform gold at the 2009 world championships when he was 15. He took bronze in the same event at last year’s London Olympics.