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Tom Daley's Grandparents Support His Decision To Come Out

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BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 28: Tom Daley of Great Britain dries himself during the Men's 10m Platform Diving final on day nine of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscina Municipal de Montjuic on July 28, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) | Clive Rose via Getty Images

British Olympic diver Tom Daley sent shockwaves (and heart palpitations) through the gay community yesterday when he announced via a YouTube video that he is in a relationship with a man.

As with most celebrity coming out stories, this one was met with both a somewhat homophobic backlash and reaffirming statements of support.

Now, it looks as if Daley can also expect his family to get behind his decision to publicly come out. Though the diver's grandparents admitted they were a bit "confused" and surprised at first, the pair told the Daily Mail that they vowed to support their Olympic athlete grandson.

"We asked him if he was absolutely sure. He’s our first grandson from our son who died," Daley's grandparents told reporters. "We have always been supportive of him and we always will. We’re not old-fashioned, in fact we’re quite liberal. But I do think he’s too young to be making this sort of decision... But we hugged him, we thanked him for coming to see us, and we’ll be seeing him over Christmas. We’ll always be here for Tom."

Sounds like Tom has quite a supportive family and we couldn't be happier for him!

(h/t Queerty)

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