Oscar winning writer, Dustin Lance Black and his husband Olympic diver, Tom Daley, have just become first time dads. The couple married in May 2017 and announced in Valentine's Day 2018 that they were expecting their first child. The birth of son, Robert Ray Black-Daley, was announced on on their individual Instagram accounts.
Fans of the couple reached out with messages of congratulations.
Tom Daley and his husband Dustin Lance Black have become parents. The Olympic diver revealed he was expecting a child via a surrogate in the US earlier this year.The couple have made a brief announcement in the Times newspaper, which says Robert Ray was born on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/JMcqbJMIz6— Global's Newsroom (@GlobalsNewsroom) June 30, 2018
It’s a boy! Named Robert Ray (after Tom’s late father) - congratulations @TomDaley1994 & @DLanceBlack 🍼 👶🏻— MIKE BUONAIUTO (@Mike_Shapes) June 30, 2018
Such a beaut moment for you both - but also thank you for using your platforms to show the world a fine example of #LGBT parents. #pride ✌️https://t.co/ibgsIhZLS6
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black's baby is born in pride month.— Beatrice 💙 (@itsmikapenniman) June 30, 2018
He his 3 days old and he's already a legend.
The baby was named after Daley's father.
Unfortunately, we have a long way to go to end homophobia.
if u truly believe homophobia doesn’t exist and gays have equal rights/respect, read any of the comments attached to posts abt Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black’s newborn baby. sad seeing so much hate towards two loving people who went through so much to give a baby the best life.— kya (@softsadsatan) July 1, 2018
Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne have a baby out of wedlock and then split up a few months laters. No one says what about the baby. Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black get married and have a baby. The world screams OH MY GOD THAT POOR BABY IT IS GOING TO BE MENTALLY SCARRED FOR LIFE!— Kane Kalvary (@TheGayChrist) July 2, 2018
Imagine being such a basic slab of gammon that you think it's a "lol" to write "which one gave birth?" on a thread about Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black becoming parents where 10 other basic slabs of gammon have already made the same "joke".— Nick Levine (@mrnicklevine) June 30, 2018
Absolutely disgusted by all the homophobic comments about Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black having a son. It's 2018 people, not 1958— 💥 ʎlᴉɯƎ 💥 (@EmilyHolmes09) June 30, 2018
The world is so hateful, this is the response to Tom Daley and Dustin Lance’s baby...THEIR baby and nobody else’s, people are so pressed when there are kids who are suffering and this child will have a great and privileged life in comparison pic.twitter.com/lW5QzhtFpZ— britney tears (@10browninstreet) July 2, 2018
This Twitter user pointed out the double standard.
The majority though supported this happy occasion.
Congratulations both of you. I have a 15 yo son brought up my two mother's, he's a gentle man, he's kind, he's thoughtful, he's balanced, he's loving and will make the world a better place. All the best to you both. Ignore the idiots, just love him Xx— Jenny Sheriff (@jenthesheriff) June 30, 2018
Congratulations to the whole family!
H/T: Huffington Post