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April 17, 2014

In new allegation, Victor Voronov blames it all on Weir's 'meddling' mother

A day after TMZ reported a reconciliation between Johnny Weir and Victor Voronov, the figure skater's estranged husband is saying they are still split up.

'The divorce is 100 percent still happening,' Voronov tells US Weekly.

Then he adds an allegation that had not previously been hurled: 'Johnny's meddling mother was definitely the source of the breakdown of our marriage.'

April 15, 2014

Former Olympian and Victor Voronov have been in bitter fight over belongings

Johnny Weir and husband Victor Voronov have apparently called off what was shaping up to be a very ugly divorce.

Or have they?

The couple, married in December 2011, were reported to have reconciled and drawn up a lengthy list 'post-nup' agreement that includes such things as STD tests every six months and a no sexting rule, according to TMZ.

April 15, 2014

Former Olympian and Victor Voronov have been in bitter fight over belongings

Johnny Weir and husband Victor Voronov have apparently called off what was shaping up to be a very ugly divorce.

Or have they?

The couple, married in December 2011, were reported to have reconciled and drawn up a lengthy list 'post-nup' agreement that includes such things as STD tests every six months and a no sexting rule, according to TMZ.

March 25, 2014

Ugly split and fight over belongings continues to play out in court papers

Johnny Weir posted an Instagram photo of his tiny Japanese Chin named Tema on Monday (24 March)along with the caption: 'Such a happy face to come home to after a very long day!'

This is the same dog that his estranged husband, Victor Voronov is fighting for custody of.

March 25, 2014

Ugly split and fight over belongings continues to play out in court papers

Johnny Weir posted an Instagram photo of his tiny Japanese Chin named Tema on Monday (24 March)along with the caption: 'Such a happy face to come home to after a very long day!'

This is the same dog that his estranged husband, Victor Voronov is fighting for custody of.

March 24, 2014

Victor Voronov details allegations in court papers seeking financial support and return of family dog

Former Olympic ice skater Johnny Weir told TMZ cameras in New York City earlier today that his split from hubby Victor Voronov is a private matter.

Someone forgot to tell that to Voronov.

The law school graduate alleges in legal documents that Weir committed adultery multiple times and claims his husband forced him out of the closet as he struggled with his sexuality.

He is also claiming Weir only married him in December 2011 to provide a compelling story line for the three-time US champion's reality television show.

March 24, 2014

Victor Voronov details allegations in court papers seeking financial support and return of family dog

Former Olympic ice skater Johnny Weir told TMZ cameras in New York City earlier today that his split from hubby Victor Voronov is a private matter.

Someone forgot to tell that to Voronov.

The law school graduate alleges in legal documents that Weir committed adultery multiple times and claims his husband forced him out of the closet as he struggled with his sexuality.

He is also claiming Weir only married him in December 2011 to provide a compelling story line for the three-time US champion's reality television show.

March 22, 2014

Accompanied by police, Weir retrieves belongings from New Jersey home - including  a Japanese Chin named Tema

The split between Johnny Weir and husband Victor Voronov took an even uglier turn on Friday (21 March) with a scene at their New Jersey home that involved police, tears and the family dog.

The former couple, who married in December 2011, were both in court making emergency legal filings.

March 22, 2014

Accompanied by police, Weir retrieves belongings from New Jersey home - including  a Japanese Chin named Tema

The split between Johnny Weir and husband Victor Voronov took an even uglier turn on Friday (21 March) with a scene at their New Jersey home that involved police, tears and the family dog.

The former couple, who married in December 2011, were both in court making emergency legal filings.

March 20, 2014

'My heart hurts, and I wish him well'

Johnny Weir took to Twitter on Wednesday (19 March) to announce that he and husband Victor Voronov are breaking up after just over two years of marriage.

'It is with great sadness that I announce that my husband and I are no longer together. My heart hurts, and I wish him well,' Weir tweeted to his more than 205,000 followers.

The couple were married in December 2011.

There were recent signs of trouble in the union.

March 20, 2014

'My heart hurts, and I wish him well'

Johnny Weir took to Twitter on Wednesday (19 March) to announce that he and husband Victor Voronov are breaking up after just over two years of marriage.

'It is with great sadness that I announce that my husband and I are no longer together. My heart hurts, and I wish him well,' Weir tweeted to his more than 205,000 followers.

The couple were married in December 2011.

There were recent signs of trouble in the union.

March 20, 2014

Olympian claims he was very 'isolated from the world' and had to financially support both of them

Johnny Weir, in what he vows will be his only interview about his broken marriage, described his union with Victor Voronov as 'a very threatening marriage.'

'I’ve been having a tough time at home for a long time now and it’s something that I’ve kept from the public,' Weir told Access Hollywood on Thursday (20 March).

March 20, 2014

Olympian claims he was very 'isolated from the world' and had to financially support both of them

Johnny Weir, in what he vows will be his only interview about his broken marriage, described his union with Victor Voronov as 'a very threatening marriage.'

'I’ve been having a tough time at home for a long time now and it’s something that I’ve kept from the public,' Weir told Access Hollywood on Thursday (20 March).

March 20, 2014

He tweets that he is ‘shocked by the abrupt ending of my marriage and am dealing with the trauma'

The Johnny Weir-Victor Voronov split is quickly shaping up to be messy.

Voronov, married to the Olympic figure skater in December 2011, posted on Twitter today that not only was he blindsided by the split but 'I am only now finding out that my husband filed for divorce from me months ago.'

March 6, 2014

Victor Voronov asks that charges be dropped stemming from domestic dispute before the Olympics

Johnny Weir talked figure skating at the Olympics and fashion at the Oscars.

One thing he wasn't talking about was his date with a judge stemming from a police report husband Victor Voronov filed accusing Weir of biting him during a domestic dispute.

The couple, who married in December 2011, appeared in Lyndhurst Municipal Court in New Jersey this week (4 March) and asked a judge to dismiss the case, according to RadarOnline.

March 6, 2014

Victor Voronov asks that charges be dropped stemming from domestic dispute before the Olympics

Johnny Weir talked figure skating at the Olympics and fashion at the Oscars.

One thing he wasn't talking about was his date with a judge stemming from a police report husband Victor Voronov filed accusing Weir of biting him during a domestic dispute.

The couple, who married in December 2011, appeared in Lyndhurst Municipal Court in New Jersey this week (4 March) and asked a judge to dismiss the case, according to RadarOnline.

February 14, 2014

Johnny Weir has spoken out how figure skating is viewed as feminine in the US, but masculine in Russia

Both gay and straight ice skaters have spoken out against the homophobic bullying they face in the sport.

As the world’s eye is on Russia and the anti-gay laws LGBTI people face there, some may look to figure skating as the gay oasis in a desert of homophobia.

February 14, 2014

Johnny Weir has spoken out how figure skating is viewed as feminine in the US, but masculine in Russia

Both gay and straight ice skaters have spoken out against the homophobic bullying they face in the sport.

As the world’s eye is on Russia and the anti-gay laws LGBTI people face there, some may look to figure skating as the gay oasis in a desert of homophobia.

January 16, 2014

Gay figure skater says he wouldn't boycott any Olympics even if they were in North Korea

Johnny Weir says he has come under much 'hate and scutiny' due to publicly speaking out against boycotting the Olympics in Sochi because of Russia's anti-gay laws.

"I've been called so many names and been hated on so many fronts, and been called a Russian spy and all of these wild and outlandish things,' the openly gay figure skater tells Reuters. 'I definitely feel in the crossfire.'

January 16, 2014

Gay figure skater says he wouldn't boycott any Olympics even if they were in North Korea

Johnny Weir says he has come under much 'hate and scutiny' due to publicly speaking out against boycotting the Olympics in Sochi because of Russia's anti-gay laws.

"I've been called so many names and been hated on so many fronts, and been called a Russian spy and all of these wild and outlandish things,' the openly gay figure skater tells Reuters. 'I definitely feel in the crossfire.'

December 9, 2013

Athlete had vowed to wear rainbow pin button in defiance of Russia's anti-gay propaganda law

Blake Skjellerup had been willing to risk arrest and deportation at the Sochi Winter Olympics by wearing a rainbow pin to show his support for the maligned LGBT community in Russia.

But the openly gay speed skater from New Zealand has failed in his attempt to qualify for an automatic bid for the 500-meter race.

December 3, 2013

Gay athlete under fire for taking job with NBC Sports for Olympics in Sochi

Johnny Weir referred to a group of LGBTI activists protesting him as 'idiots' at a speaking event at Barnard College on Monday (2 December) evening.

He apologized today in a newspaper column acknowledging the he has 'put my foot in my mouth.'

'My stance of being pro-athlete before being pro-gay has ruffled so many feathers and it becomes difficult to speak publicly because of this fight,' he wrote in a column today in the Falls Church News-Press.

December 3, 2013

Gay athlete under fire for taking job with NBC Sports for Olympics in Sochi

Johnny Weir referred to a group of LGBTI activists protesting him as 'idiots' at a speaking event at Barnard College on Monday (2 December) evening.

He apologized today in a newspaper column acknowledging the he has 'put my foot in my mouth.'

'My stance of being pro-athlete before being pro-gay has ruffled so many feathers and it becomes difficult to speak publicly because of this fight,' he wrote in a column today in the Falls Church News-Press.

November 22, 2013

'There was a huge poster of Johnny in makeup and was like, I’m gay and I’m married to that'

As the husband of  figure skating  champion Johnny Weir, Victor Voronov is one-half of one of the higher-profile gay couples in the world.

But up until a month before his 2011 wedding to the three-time US champion, no one knew Voronov was even gay.

'Yeah, I was in the closet,' he said this week on The Bethanny Frankel Show. 'I told my family a month before we got married and then my friends only found out in People magazine.'