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Dustin Lance Black to become a 'stay-at-home-dad' while Tom Daley trains for Olympics

The fathers opened up on BBC Radio 5 Live.

2018-09-01

Dustin Lance Black has revealed plans on becoming a "stay-at-home dad" so that husband Tom Daley can train for the Olympics.

The Milk screenwriter and Daley welcomed son Robbie Ray in June via surrogacy and revealed this week that his job will take a "back seat" while the family focus on supporting Daley ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live's Afternoon Edition, Black said: "Tom's got a really clear deadline coming up which is Tokyo, so there are ways in which we've devised our schedules to make sure he stays healthy - physically - as possible. Whereas my career is very much about being mentally sharp.

"Tom goes back into training in a week. From them until Tokyo, my work takes a little bit of a backseat, which is fine."

He then joked: "And by the way, I'm a filmmaker, we don't usually get good until we're in our 50s or 60s, so I've got some time. He's an athlete!"

"And how lucky am I? I get to be the stay at home dad and my career allows that."

The couple, who married last year, also revealed that they'll be keeping their son "completely private" and off social media.