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Tom Daley And Dustin Lance Black Marry In An English Castle

A fairy tale romance, indeed.
Dustin Lance Black (left) and Tom Daley wed Saturday at Bovey Castle on Dartmoor in Devon, England. 
Dustin Lance Black (left) and Tom Daley wed Saturday at Bovey Castle on Dartmoor in Devon, England. 

British Olympic diver Tom Daley and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black have tied the knot. 

Daley, 22, and Black, 42, wed Saturday at the Bovey Castle on Dartmoor, a five-star resort in Devon, England. The couple, who got engaged in 2015, confirmed the news with a pair of heartfelt Instagram posts. 

“We shared the day with 120 of our closest friends and family,” Daley, who called Black “the love of my life,” wrote. 

A number of tabloids, including The Sun, reported that the pair had re-enacted a scene from William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” as part of their nuptials. But Daley appeared to nix that rumor, using the hashtag #NoRomeo in the caption to his snapshot. 

Black, who won an Oscar for 2008’s “Milk,” was similarly cheeky in his post, asking followers, “So... what did you do this weekend?” 

So... what did you do this weekend?

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Fellow diver Brooke Graddon, who is a longtime pal of Daley’s, told the BBC that the wedding was “full of love and happiness.”

“He’s been through so many hard times in his life,” she said of her friend. “It’s so nice that he’s had his happy ending.” She called the wedding “brilliant,” adding, “Obviously, the location was incredible but everything else was really relaxed, it was just so normal.”

In 2016, Black and Daley opened up about their relationship in a candid interview for Out magazine’s annual “Love Issue.”

👬❤️🎉 Truly unforgettable 🎉 ❤️👬

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“It was one of the first times that I felt, ‘Oh my God, this isn’t just a thing where I am attracted to someone. This is someone that I’ve connected with on a whole new level,’” Daley, who came out in a YouTube video shortly after he and Black began dating in 2013, said. “It was new for me, and that was when I thought, ‘Sh*t, I’m in trouble here.’”

Black acknowledged his immediate connection to Daley, but said he was initially hesitant about the relationship. 

“I slowly started to let myself fall in love,” he said, “but it was a process.”

Congratulations, gentlemen! 

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