It seems that 2015 will be remembered as the year of athletes coming out! After skiers and rugby players, now we have divers. And not one, but two of them, and they are also dating each other – how sweet is that?
Jamie and Tanner.
Tanner Wilfong, a diver for University of Miami, came out together with Jamie Bissett (Purdue University). Tanner is the first athlete to come out in the history of his university, while Jamie is the Canadian national champion in 3 meter diving.
After years of struggling with his identity, Tanner (who stated that he has a mantra “You’re not gay. You’re not gay. You’re not gay. You’re not gay”) is now OK with being known as gay athlete. What’s love got to do with it? A lot, apparently – these two hotties met during competition and soon started dating! That was two years ago – it’s nice to see them still together and very supportive of each other.
They’re both focused on 2016 Olympic trials – we wish them all the best in their future endeavors!