Tom Daley: Ricky Martin, Neil Patrick Harris, Ben Cohen send support

Tue. December 3, 2013 11:09 AM by

Singer Ricky Martin, actor Neil Patrick Harris and rugby star Ben Cohen were among the celebrities sending messages of support to British Olympic diver Tom Daley on his coming out.

The 19-year-old Daley on Monday released a 5-minute video in which he announced that he's dating another man.

"Come spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone and it made me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great," Daley said. "And that someone is a guy."

(Related: Olympian Tom Daley says he's dating a man.)

"I'm relieved to know that all of my panting over @TomDaley1994 at the Summer Olympics wasn't completely misguided," messaged Harris, who is openly gay.

Cohen tweeted: "Congrats!! You are truly a great role model. I would love to support you!!"

"I am extremely happy for you!!!!" Ricky Martin added. "I'm sure right now you feel amazing and you are right ..."

Olympians Matthew Mitcham and Greg Louganis also offered tweets of support.

"@TomDaley1994 is a champion in every sense of the word. And it's super cute that he's in love =) he should be rewarded with all our support," Mitcham messaged.

Louganis added: "Look I am not one to spread rumors, but Tom Daley will always be this young man from GB who can rip like no ..."

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