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Tom Daley Wants to Start a Family After Rio Games

Tom Daley family Rio Games
Photography by Harry Borden

The 22-year-old Olympic athlete says it’s a question of when, not if, he and fiancé Dustin Lance Black become parents.

Rio is fast approaching for Olympic diver Tom Daley, but the out athlete already looks forward to the next step in his life after the games end.

The 22-year-old British gold medalist told The Sun he hopes to start a family once he's past the games.

"It's not a question of 'if,' just 'when,'" he said. "I've always said I'll keep diving as long as my body lets me. But the beauty of being an athlete is you retire young and you've got your whole life ahead of you."

Daley is engaged to Oscar-winning filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, and the duo have also pushed plans to head to the altar until after the games in August.

Daley admitted he worked hard to recover from fallout after the 2012 games, after losing both his father shortly before the games and only snagging bronze in the diving challenge.

The young athlete has since refocused his energies and looks forward to the life--and family--he hopes awaits him after this year's games.

"Once I've finished with diving there are going to be other avenues I'd like to explore. Family has always been a massive thing," he said.

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