Rebecca Adlington’s ex-husband Harry Needs has revealed he’s bisexual.
The swimmer, who split from Rebecca in 2016, told fans his sexuality in a Q&A on Instagram.
“But if I had to answer I would people that I’ve always been bisexual #ahh.”
Harry and Rebecca share daughter Summer together and were married for 18 months before splitting amicably.
He insisted his sexuality had nothing to do with their relationship ending.
The fitness enthusiast knew he was bisexual from 13, four years before he got together with Becky aged 17.
He posted: “Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there that embody the duty to inspire, teach, care and love their children the way they all children deserve too be loved. I can burst with excitement sometimes over how proud I am to be Summers dad, and
“I will cherish every single moment with this kid until my very last breath. For any dads out their who made mistakes along the way (because we all have), grow beyond it, fix it and never stop trying to be that inspiration, role model and super hero.
Speaking after their split, Rebecca said she believed that they may have got together for the wrong reasons, and felt it was time to re-evaluate the relationship.
She said: “He was younger than me. He saw Beijing and really idolised me.
“He wanted to make sure he was with me for the right reasons.”
The Sun revealed in May how Rebecca was spending lockdown with Harry — and her lover.
Harry, 28, brought along fellow swimmer and close pal Michael Gunning, 26, to keep them company during the coronavirus crisis — while Becky’s partner Andrew Parsons, 30, is also with them in Manchester.
He recently posted a photo of all five, writing: “Couldn’t wish to be stuck at home with a better bunch.”
Becky won two gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and broke the 800 metres freestyle record.
She was Britain’s first Olympic swimming champion for 20 years.
In 2018, the former I’m A Celebrity campmate revealed she had found love with property manager Andre.