Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black share first look at their surprise new baby
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Fans are flocking to social media to congratulate Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black after the pair revealed a first look at their second child.
Daley has since taken to Instagram to share images of his recently expanded family and social media users can't get enough.
Daley shared an image of himself, his filmmaker husband, son Robert Ray and recently arrived Phoenix Rose Black-Daley alongside an image of just him holding the newborn.
The caption reads: "Our family has grown in the last week, we welcomed Phoenix to the world on 28/03/23 and he’s just perfect. Robbie is loving being a BIG BRO!"
People have flooded to the post in adoration of the photos and to congratulate the family.
The Instagram page for The Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team wrote: "Massive congratulations to you and the family!"
"Aaaahhh!!! Congratulations! You’ll never feel fully in control again," another user joked.
A third wrote: "What amazing news! Congratulations Tom, Dustin and big brother Robbie!"
And a final added: "The way I just screamed out loud! So many congratulations to all of you!!."
Daley and Black welcomed their second son in the same way as their first - via a surrogate birth.
Their first son, Robert Ray, was born in 2018, a year after they got married. In 2020, Daley hinted the pair may be thinking about having another child.
The Olympic gold medallist told The Times: "We found an egg donor and we are the sperm donors, we have fertilised half the eggs each.
"We put in a boy embryo and a girl embryo and we don't know whose is whose. The next time we will do it the other way around."
With Daley having lost his father - who Robert Ray is named after - and Black his brother and mother, having children via surrogate was a poignant decision for the couple.
In an interview with Giovanna Fletcher on her Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast, Daley explained why they were 'drawn' to the option.
He said: "Lance and I […] had lost so many people in our families and there was something about surrogacy that we were drawn to that just meant that we could pass on the people that we'd lost, their genes and their thoughts, their feelings, their personalities and being able to bring someone into the world, that felt so extremely special."