Tom Daley Posts IG Thirst Trap Featuring 'Budgie Smugglers'

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Saturday October 15, 2022
Originally published on September 30, 2022

Tom Daley Posts IG Thirst Trap Featuring 'Budgie Smugglers'

Out Olympic diving champ Tom Daley took to Instagram while on holiday with his husband (Dustin Lance Black) in Greece to post a thirsty selfie in which he poses in a pair of "Budgie Smugglers," a brand of Australian swim briefs.

"The Olympic swimmer, 28, displayed his gym-honed physique as he posed for a mirror selfie in the couple's hotel room," reported UK newspaper the Daily Mail.

"The athlete sported a pair of sunglasses and captioned the post: 'Holding on to summer!'" the Mail added.

The post included a carousel of additional photos documenting the trip, which Daley swept his husband off to while Black recovers from a head injury.

As previously reported, Black, an Oscar-winning screenwriter, revealed in a Sept. 27 Instagram post that "A month ago I sustained a serious head injury that put me out of commission," and said he's facing a long road to recovery.

"But this week my sweet, over the top husband took us to the Greek Islands to make me shut off" to promote his healing, Black added. "I can already feel this trip is a step in the right direction, and I finally feel safe sharing a bit again."

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.