Sunday 22 October 2017

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black mark the start of their marriage with sweet gesture

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black attend
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black attend "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" UK Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square on November 5, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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Tom Daley and husband Dustin Lance Black marked the start of their marriage with a sweet gesture.

The Olympian and Oscar winner both took to their Instagram pages on Wednesday to tell fans that they had planted a tree to symbolise the beginning of their marriage.

"Planting a tree to mark the start of our marriage and all the adventures to come!" wrote Daley, while Black posted: "Married life so far: 1) Plant trees to mark the beginning of all our new adventures? DONE. 2) Paint the living room? DONE. 3) Wipe that silly grin off my damn face? NO WAY."

The couple tied the knot last weekend in front of fifty of their closest friends in a romantic, fairytale wedding where they are reported to have re-enacted 'the balcony scene' from Romeo & Juliet.

Tom (22) met Milk screenwriter Lance (42) in 2013 and credits the American for helping him cope with the death of his father, whom he lost to cancer two years before.

The diver received a show of support from fellow Olympians and celebs when he came out as gay in a candid YouTube video which he named "Something I want to say".

"It did take me by surprise," said the bronze-medal winner in the video which has since been viewed over 12M times, "something just clicked and felt right... and my whole world just changed there and then."

Dustin Lance Black (known as Lance) is an American screenwriter, director and LGBT activist. He won an Oscar in 2009 for his film Milk starring Sean Penn which was based on the life and times of first openly-gay American politician Harvey Milk.

The couple have a twenty year age gap, with Tom noting that "he's nearly the same age as my mom!"

"You can't help who you fall in love with" the world champion added.

Tom was right back to work after the nuptials, posting a video workout on his YouTube channel despite apparently being injured himself. Only a week before the big day Tom had shared an Instagram snap of him in a hospital bed with he captioned "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. #AthleteLife Back on board soon."

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