Retired gay US figure skater Johnny Weir has separated from his husband. Weir, who announced his retirement from skating in October, recently commentated for NBC as part of its coverage of February’s Winter Olympics.
Initially Weir commented on Twitter “...with great sadness… I announce that my husband [Victor Weir-Voronov] and I are no longer together. My heart hurts and I wish him well”. Separately he added: “No matter what, I am a cheerleader of love and partnership and creation. I am sad yet I am thankful that I was loved and that I could love.”
Subsequently, a darker tone has emeged with Weir claiming instances of abuse.
Speaking with Access Hollywood's Billy Bush on Thursday, March 20, the famed figure skater called his marriage to the Russian lawyer "threatening" and said their fights had occasionally become "physical." It wasn't often, but...we're boys, boys fight, boys wrestle boys," Weir, 29, said. "It was usually good humored wrestling, but a few times, of course, it did get physical and...some of my closest friends have seen him hit me before."
The couple were apparently involved in a domestic violence incident prior to Weir's recent trip to Socchi with Weir arrested for allegedly biting his spouse. "I was defending myself on that night...you would never see a mark on my body, but the damage that was done to me mentally was crippling," he said. He went on to claim that Voronov was "very drunk" and "yelling" about "some financial messiness" that Weir's mom was helping to clean up.
Meanwhile a spokesman for Weir's soon-to-be ex-husband commented that Voronov "willfully gave up his career [as a lawyer] at the request of Johnny to devote himself to Johnny as a traditional spouse often does." He added: "It is our extreme hope and desire that this divorce could have been handled amicably. Not only is Victor heartbroken but he is now humiliated."
Our favorite messy gay divorce has collapsed as untidily as the marriage did........Johnny Weir and Victor Voronov are back together.
Johnny and Victor laid the groundwork for a truce last month ... after Johnny surprised Victor with divorce papers in March.
The pair, who warred very publicly through these last few months, apparently want to keep things private now. Johnny tweeted, "My husband and I have happily reconciled. Please respect our privacy and integrity at this time."
Coming any day now: the tear-filled joint interview
Lustralboy wishes both Johnny and Victor good luck in their now restored shared lives. And have no plans for any further update.
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