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May 6, 2014

Tweets Weir: 'Please respect our privacy and integrity at this time'

Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir took to Twitter today to announce that he and husband Victor Voronov are back together after what had been a very ugly and very public split.

'My husband and I have happily reconciled,' Weir tweeted. 'Please respect our privacy and integrity at this time.'

The news comes just eight days after an interview with Voronov aired on the syndicated US show Inside Edition during which he accused Weir of a host of things from biting him marrying him to provide fodder for a reality show.

May 6, 2014

Tweets Weir: 'Please respect our privacy and integrity at this time'

Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir took to Twitter today to announce that he and husband Victor Voronov are back together after what had been a very ugly and very public split.

'My husband and I have happily reconciled,' Weir tweeted. 'Please respect our privacy and integrity at this time.'

The news comes just eight days after an interview with Voronov aired on the syndicated US show Inside Edition during which he accused Weir of a host of things from biting him marrying him to provide fodder for a reality show.

April 29, 2014

Victor Voronov: 'He vacuums four times a day. If I step on the carpet and ruin the lines in the carpet, I get yelled at'

Johnny Weir's estranged husband Victor Voronov is talking lots about their failed marriage and sharing personal details about a man he says he will always love.

Voronov has given his first televised interview to the daily syndicated US show Inside Editionand among his claims about his two-time Olympic figure skating ex is that Weir's bite is just as big as his bark.

March 21, 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

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.

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.

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.

September 10, 2013

'We have to show Putin who we are, what we're about'

Johnny Weir wants to compete in his third Olympics come February and doesn't want to hear anything about a boycott to protest Russia's anti-gay laws.

'I am directly against a boycott of any kind,' Weir tells ESPN 2's Keith Olbermann. 'While many people can sit on their couch at home and say "Oh, we shouldn't go to Russia because it's bad ...  staying away is something I think is the worst possible thing we can do.'

Although Weir is openly gay, the three-time US national champion in men's figure skating says he is an athlete first.

August 12, 2013

'Somebody could arrest me just because I look too gay'

Johnny Weir, one of the most famous openly gay athletes in the world, is determined to qualify for the men's figure skting competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

This is despite not being entirely sure how host country Russia's anti-gay propaganda law might impact him.

August 12, 2013

'Somebody could arrest me just because I look too gay'

Johnny Weir, one of the most famous openly gay athletes in the world, is determined to qualify for the men's figure skting competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

This is despite not being entirely sure how host country Russia's anti-gay propaganda law might impact him.

January 1, 2013

Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off pits celebrity teams against each other

Johnny Weir, a three-time US National Champion and two-time Olympian in figure skating, will be taking his competitive skills from the ice rink to the kitchen.

Weir, who is openly gay, is one of eight celebrities set to face off in Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off. Previews of the show show him kissing fellow competitor, actor Dean McDermmot but it's not know the context of the kiss. McDermott is married to Tori Spelling.

January 2, 2012

Olympic skater ties the knot with Victor Voronov over the weekend

Johnny Weir did a lot more than celebrate the New Year over the weekend: he also got married.

The skating star tweeted this simple message on Saturday: 'I'm married!'

The other groom is Georgetown Law School grad Victor Voronov who quickly changed his twitter name to Victor Weir-Voronov and posted a photo of the newly-wed pair.

'Ringing in the New Year with my new hubby!' he wrote.