It’s a sad time for ice skating champion Johnny Weir. During the winter months, the ice skater received a ton of coverage during the Winter Olympics as an NBC analyst, and then became a Oscars red carpet correspondent. Now, Weir has decided to file for divorce from his husband of two years, Victor Weir-Voronov.
Weir took to his personal Twitter account to announce the sad news of his separation from his husband Victor Weir. Fortunately, Johnny seems to have tested this moment to release a diplomatic statement, even though the pain in his words are obvious.
In addition to his statement via his personal Twitter, Johnny Weir gave an extended statement to the nightly entertainment show Access Hollywood:
“I have been sad for a long time … And unfortunately don’t foresee a way to resolve our current marital issues.”
Weir plans to address his divorce later on Access Hollywood in an exclusive interview with Billy Bush:
Thankful to share my story with my friend @billybush for tonight’s @accesshollywood. This is the only interview I’ll give about my divorce.
— Johnny Weir (@JohnnyGWeir) March 20, 2014
The couple wed on New Year’s Eve in 2011. Earlier in the year, back in February, Weir and Victor seemed to be on solid ground when the ice skater spoke to Access Hollywood, even though he admitted to experiencing some challenges in the marriage:
“A marriage between two guys is different than what I imagine a marriage between a man and a woman [to be]. I mean, we’re both constantly trying to fight to wear the pants in the relationship. It’s constant fireworks. It’s very boom, boom, boom.”
The veil over their marriage was ripped away quite unintentionally when the two appeared in court together back in March. According to a report, Weir asked for domestic violence charges against him to be dismissed in court. In the report, Victor stated that Johnny bit him during an argument back in January. The judge decided to dismiss the charges against Johnny.
Back when the two were married, Weir tweeted to his fans about the joyous occasion that took place during the summer months. During an interview with IceNetwork Weir was very candid about his husband to be Victor, having said:
“His name is Victor, he’s kind of everything that I’ve ever looked for and aspired to be in a relationship with. We’ve known for a long time and we reconnected over the summer, and it’s just been a whirlwind.”
Back then, Johnny Weir said of his lawyer husband-to-be:
“[He] loves watching me perform and seeing what I actually do, because he was kind of sheltered from it for a little while.”
Since becoming a married couple, the two made New York their primary home. No word on if this will change for either now that they are separating.