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Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black mark eighth anniversary with adorable photos

"[We] thought it was going to be impossible to make it work... but we did!"

By Will Stroude

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black have marked their eighth anniversary in adorable fashion.

Olympic diver Daley, 26, and Oscar-winning screenwriter Black, 46, shared a series of cute throwback images on Instagram on Monday (22 March) to mark eight years since their relationship first began.

Daley, who is set to represent Team GB at a fourth Olympic Games when last year’s postponed event takes place in Tokyo this summer, came out publicly in December 2013 after meeting Black earlier that year, telling fans in a YouTube video that he was in a relationship with a man.

Tom and Dustin announced their engagement in October 2015 before tying the knot at Bovey Castle in Devon in May 2017. They welcomed their first son, Robbie, via surrogate just over a year later, in June 2018.

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Sharing a gallery of five pictures of the pair over the course of their relationship, Daley wrote: “8 years ago we met at a dinner, we lived on opposite sides of the pond and thought it was going to be impossible to make it work…but we did!”

“I am so grateful for all the memories, nearly 4 years of marriage and our darling son, Robbie! I love you xxx”

Black, who won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the Harvey Milk biopic Milk in 2008, marked the occasion in a similar fashion, posting a series of snaps of himself with his husband.

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“8 YEARS of adventures, blurry naps, endless nights, sore faces from smiling, laughing, exhaustion from night feeds, baby tears”, wrote Black. “A family. Thank you for every minute of it, my warrior monkey prince.”

Last year, former Attitude cover star Daley revealed that publishing his public coming out video in 2013 remained “one of the scariest things” he had ever done.

The Rio 2016 bronze medalist told Glamour: “I was so terrified to press send on that YouTube video. I wanted to get people off my back, continuously asking questions about my love life.

“I knew I had found love. And I wanted people to know that. Doing a YouTube video was the way I communicated with my fans and was the only way I could say exactly what I wanted to say without getting my words twisted.”