Is Matty Lee gay? Olympic gold medalist British diver Matty Lee is a 3-meter springboard and platform diver who won the 2015 European Games gold medal in the 10-meter platform event.
He has also won the 2017 European Diving Championships mixed 10-meter synchronized platform event, and the European Junior 3-meter springboard champion title twice.
At the international level, Lee earned the silver medal in the mixed 10-meter synchronized platform event at the 2017 World Championships, and Lee and Tom Daley won the bronze medal in the same event at the 2019 World Championships and the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Due to his close friendship with fellow diver Tom Daley, Matty Lee’s sexual orientation has long been the subject of rumors. Many believe that the two are dating and that Matty is gay like Tom.
So, is Matty Lee actually gay? Or are these rumors simply untrue? To learn the truth about the British diver’s sexual orientation, let’s get right in and read the article.
Is Matty Lee Gay?
No, Matty Lee is not gay. Rumors sparked when there were reports stating Matty confessed to his campmates that he had been in bed with his childhood idol and diver Tom Daley.
His management posted a video of the two divers hugging shirtless with Tom wrapping his legs around Matty. This made some viewers think they were dating.
According to Capital FM, Matty’s friends believed they were dating because they were always together. They are diving partners. Matty Lee is not gay and not dating Tom Daley because Tom is married to Lance Black.
The campmate disclosed he is single in a YouTube Q&A with diving partner Tom Daley. He revealed his heterosexuality in an Instagram video.
They call each other “work husbands”. In a Q&A video, Tom read: “Matty, have you received any hate or teasing because your diving partner is gay?”
Matty asked, “When Tom came out years and years ago – what year was it?”
Tom replied: “2013. It’s going to be eight years on December 2.”
Matt said, “Wow. So when Tom came out I was away from high school at a competition in Canada. For some reason everyone just made up that I was away with Tom, being gay.”
In a 2021 interview with The Daily Telegraph Matty Lee also expressed how it became worse after Tom came out as gay. He explained:
“Schools were brutal at that time. Horrible words were thrown around. Everyone would call me gay.”
Adding to the rumors Lee has recently joined OnlyFans which is a platform used for sharing mostly explicit content but it also allows users to share wholesome content.
And Lee has joined this platform for the same purpose as he said that “You will see more of me.” According to Pinknews, the diver clarified:
“Remember I’m a Team GB diver not a [porn star]. So everything will be SFW [safe for work] and a place where I can interact with you all.”
Who Is Matty Lee Dating?
As of now, it seems that Matty Lee is not in a romantic relationship with anyone. While he was candid about his heterosexuality in response to ongoing rumors, he has opted to keep his personal life largely private.
As already mentioned before shutting gay rumors, there were speculations about him being romantically involved with his diving partner, Tom Daley.
However, it’s clear that their relationship is more along the lines of close friendship or perhaps a strong work partnership.
Matty Lee’s decision to maintain a level of privacy regarding his personal life is a choice that many can respect, allowing him to focus on his diving career and other endeavors.