Dustin Lance Black Family Insight: Wedding, Diver Husband & Baby

By Anmol Basnyat | Updated On: 07 Aug, 2018
Dustin Lance Black Family Insight: Wedding, Diver Husband & Baby

American screenwriter Dustin Lance Black is acknowledged as an LGBTQ activist and the recipient of Academy Award for a 2008 film Milk. The humanitarian is also the founding board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights in 2009 and has won Human Rights Campaign, Visibility Award on 15 September 2012. He welcomed his first baby boy through surrogacy with his partner, Tom Daley.

Welcomes Baby Boy; Names After Husband's Late Father

Dustin Lance Black and his two-time Olympic Diver husband, Tom Daley welcomed their first baby boy named, Robert Ray Black-Daley on 27 June 2018.

Daley posted an Instagram post on 30 June 2018, a picture showing Robert's feet, with a caption,

"27/06/18. Welcome to the world our precious little Robbie Ray Black-Daley. The most magical moment of my life. The amount of love and joy you have brought into our life is immeasurable. Our precious son.

Tom introduces his and Dustin's first baby, Robert Ray Black-Daley on 30 June 2018 (Photo: Tom's Instagram)

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The pair had declared that they were awaiting their first baby via surrogacy through their Instagram post on Valentine's Day in 2018. Tom shared a picture with Dustin holding a sonogram picture of their baby.

The pair along with their toddler was photographed by the paparazzi when they were on their family vacation in Los Angeles, California in July 2018. Tom held his newly born tightly on his arms and was strolling around the street to return to their home. 

Dustin had shared their family vacay IG snap with his husband and son on 11 July 2018. He also posted another picture of his husband and child on 1 August 2018, where they were seen sleeping. It was their first uploaded picture after their return back to their home from their fun filling trip. 

Dustin and his husband, Tom named their baby Robert after Tom's late father, Robert Daley. Tom's father, Robert died of brain tumor in 2011.

How Did They Meet; Wedding Details

The couple first met in 2013 at an industry event, where Tom made the initial move by typing Tom's phone number into his phone followed by a message to call him.

Tom came out as gay in December 2013 after admitting that he had been dating a man since the summer to his followers on YouTube. He also made a statement about his affair where he said, 

It was love at first sight. I've never felt anything like it - and I made the first move.

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Dustin and Tom made their first public appearance during an event at Battersea Power Station in May 2014.

The pair had also temporarily parted ways when Dustin found Tom exchanging sexy Snapchats confession with a Liverpool based man. After roughly seven months of the split, they reconciled their differences and got engaged in October 2015.

The duo tied the knot on 6 May 2017 in a lavish wedding ceremony at Bovey Castle in Devon. Dustin and Tom exchanged wedding vows in front of their 50 close friends and family members. Tom posted the wedding video on his self-entitled YouTube channel on 13 August 2017.

Family Life; Mourns Over Loss Of His Mother And Brother

Dustin’s biological father walked away from his polio-stricken mother, Roseanna Bisch, with whom he had three sons Marcus, Dustin, and Todd. The screenplay writer's brother, Marcus passed away in January 2012 following a battle with cancer. His mother took her last breath in 2014 just two weeks after his partner's father's death anniversary. His husband, Tom supported for Dustin after the tragic loss.

Dustin's mother, Roseanne married her second husband, Merrill Durant Black in 1981. He and his brothers were later adopted by their stepfather and changed their surname to Black. The family grew up in a Mormon household in San Antonio, Texas, and then shifted to Salinas, California after Roseanne's marriage to Merrill.

What Is Dustin Lance Black’s Net Worth?

The 44-year-old social activist has earned a net worth of $6 million from his screenwriting and television works since 2000. He elevated a significant portion of earnings as a screenplay writer for the 2008 American movie, Milk. The film was made on a budget of $20 million that made a box office collection of $54.6 million.

Apart from his earnings, Tom also relished the net worth of net £2 million summoned by his partner from his professional diving sports.

Tom garnered a lot of paychecks when he got selected for the Beijing Olympics at the age of 14. His ITV show, Splash in the year 2013 and 2014, where a well-known figure had competed to learn diving techniques, contributed to his earnings.

The Diver also gathered extra remuneration after publishing his recipe and fitness book titled Tom's Daily Plan in 2016.

Short Bio

Dustin was born as Dustin Lance Garrison on 10 June 1974 in Sacramento County, California as per wiki. Dustin stands a tall height of 1.78 m (5’ 10”) and belongs to a white ethnicity.

He went to North Salinas High School and later attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Theater, Film, and Television (UCLA) graduating with honors from UCLA in 1996.