While Raya's post is the first time the sportsman has publicly acknowledged his sexuality himself, his relationship has been well-documented on his boyfriend's own Instagram page.
Muchos lo sabéis, otros os lo habéis imaginado por las fotos, y a otros os sorprenderá no solo que tenga pareja sino porque sea un chico, pero tengo que decir que ahora mismo me siento la persona más afortunada del mundo. Gracias @nicholsondrew Te quiero ❤️ Many of you knows, others can imagine by the pictures and others will be surprised, but I have to say that right now I feel like the luckiest person in the world! Thank you @nicholsondrew I love you❤️
❤️ A photo posted by Andrew Alan Nicholson (@nicholsondrew) on
Raya is the second high profile Spanish sportsman to come out in recent weeks, after a member of the Spanish water polo team came out ahead of the Rio Olympics in May. Meanwhile, Spain's first openly gay football referee was recently quit the game after suffering repeated homophobic abuse from fans and players alike - click here to find out more. More stories: John Barrowman accidentally reveals husband Scott naked AGAIN on Snapchat How often do gay men watch porn – and for how long?Hello from the other side By the time u see this u must have arrived A photo posted by Javier Raya (@skateraya) on