Tom Daley and husband Dustin Lance Black reveal they are having a baby

14 February 2018, 14:05

Tom Daley and his husband Dustin Lance Black are having a baby, they have revealed on social media.

The couple announced the news by posting a baby scan on Twitter and Instagram as they wished followers a happy Valentine's Day.

Daley wrote: "Happy Valentine's Day!" along with heart and family emojis.

His filmmaker husband wrote: "A very happy Valentine's Day from ours to yours".

Within minutes, their posts received hundreds of congratulatory replies from fans.

One said they would be "the best parents ever", while another said they would "make a fantastic family".

A spokesman for the couple confirmed the news, saying: "Tom and Dustin are thrilled to share that they are expecting their first child in 2018."

Daley, 23, met screenwriter Dustin, 43, in 2013 and came out later that year.

They became engaged in October 2015 and were married last May.

Last year, Daley told the Mirror that he wanted an "army of kids".

At the time he said: "I've always been a ­family person so I've always wanted kids, and I know Lance does, too.

"I don't know how many - an army of kids, a whole diving team.

"We're both lucky to have supportive families and we want to share that with our own children."

Earlier this month, it was confirmed that Daley, a three-time Commonwealth Games champion and double Olympic bronze medallist, would be taking on the Commonwealth again this year.

Daley will be competing in the individual 10m platform and 3m synchronised diving events for Team England, something he described as a "great honour".

He added: "I had a great year last year, retaining my 10m title at the World Championships, and I am hoping that I can build on that and put in some great performances out on the Gold Coast in April."