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It’s Splits For Johnny Weir and Husband

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Thursday Mar 20, 2014
Johnny Weir
Johnny Weir  (Source:AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez )

Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir took to Twitter Wednesday to announce that he and his Russian husband Victor Voronov have called it quits.

"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," he tweeted.

On Thursday he followed up and wrote: "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."

The athlete, who ventured to Russia last month to be a commentator for the controversial Sochi Winter Olympics, later made a statement via Radar Online about the split.

"I have been sad for a long time," Weir said, "and unfortunately don’t foresee a way to resolve our current marital issues."

Weir and Vornov were together for two years, as E! points out. E! also reports that the publicity hungry skater wrote a mysterious tweet earlier Wednesday morning: "A sad announcement is coming soon, and the only people I wish to speak with are @TheEllenShow and @Oprah."

The tweet, however, has since been deleted.

Earlier this month, Radar Online reported the couple was involved in an alleged violent domestic dispute. Voronov reportedly filed a police report, accusing Weir of biting him. The couple later asked a New Jersey judge to throw out the case, however.

E! reports Voronov, a lawyer, married the 29-year-old Weir in a New York civil ceremony on Dec. 31, 2011.


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