By Judith Judith
He had secretly struggled for years with his sexuality before coming out in 2009. Gareth Thomas is feeling better than ever since finding true love with Ian Baum.
Gareth was once a captain for Wales?s rugby and was previously married to his teenage love, Jemma, for 7 years but that didn?t work out. Now he has a new boy friend who he met online and they are already living together after a month and a half. This is how he described his love to Ian;
‘It differs massively [to former relationships] because I can be myself, there?s not a part of me lying at all.
‘I can be totally and utterly honest with Ian. I had a great relationship with my ex-wife. I know in my heart of hearts that this is probably the rest of my life with Ian.
‘I knew deep down when I was lying before in a relationship that it could potentially blow up in my face but with this one it feels like the final piece of the jigsaw.’