Dustin Lance Black is becoming ‘stay-at-home dad’ while Tom Daley trains for Olympics

Dustin Lance Black says he is taking a break from work, so his husband Tom Daley can return to diving.

Black, the writer between acclaimed LGBT projects Milk and When We Rise, welcomed son Robbie Ray in June alongside British diver Tom Daley.

The writer has said that he plans to become a “stay-at-home dad” to allow Daley to train for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Dustin Lance Black and Tom Daley (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty for 2018 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony)

The pair spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Afternoon Edition.

Black said: “Tom goes back into training in a week. From then until Tokyo, my work takes a little bit of a backseat, which is fine.”

Alluding to his husband’s rumoured retirement from the sport after 2020, he said: I’m a filmmaker, we don’t usually get good until we’re in our 50s, so I’ve got some time, but he’s an athlete!”

He added: “How lucky am I? My career allows that, I’m mostly behind a laptop and he sits beside me and provides inspiration and not a lot of critique.

The pair have not shared any public photos of their son.

They explained that they want to guarantee him privacy, away from the public eye.

Daley said: “We have not shown his face on any social media platform we plan to continue to do that.

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