Tom Daley has confessed to fiancé Dustin Lance that he had cyber sex with another man
Admitting that the cyber sex took place when he and Dustin were on a break, Tom claimed: “It will never happen again," after a film apparently emerged of him stripping off.
Explaining why he and 42-year-old film director Dustin Lance Black were on a break, Tom said: “It was the distance. It’s not like I actually met up with anyone.
“I’m 22 years old, and if you talk to someone through social media it is what it is. It was nothing more than that. We never physically met," he added to The Sun.
“But in the modern world this is what can happen — things are more accessible online, and distributed, and they spread like wildfire."
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Tom and film director Dustin announced their engagement in October 2015
The 22-year-old continued: “Me and Lance after working through that distance through the amount of time we’ve been together, sometimes it takes something like a little bit of time apart to realise how fond you are of each other.
“That’s why we’ve been enjoying planning our wedding so much in the last few weeks.
“We don’t have secrets in our relationship. We’re honest and open about everything. When we were back together I told him everything."
Tom and Dustin announced their engagement in The Times back in October 2015, and fans had no idea that they had temporarily split last year.
The Sun claims that Tom first made contact with a male fan from Liverpool in February 2016, sending him a private message via Instagram.
He is also alleged to have sent explicit pictures and videos via Snapchat.
However, Dustin told the newspaper he is aware of everything and added: "It wasn’t the easiest time for us."
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“We finally set a date and things are very good, very good now," he explained.
“But distance is tough, and a lot of time apart is tough. I do wish that what has happened in Tom’s personal life was kept personal but those aren’t the times we’re in.
“I didn’t really want to know and I was very busy so I didn’t really want to pursue anyone – and we never felt out of love with each other.”
Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for Tom Daley asking for comment.