Johnny Weir has spoken out for the first time about his troubled marriage to Victor Weir-Voronov. He said his husband was abusive and their fights usually turned physical. In an interview with Access Hollywood, the former ice skater spoke about why he divorced Voronov.
The 29-year-old had a successful run in this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, but behind closed doors he was going through "personal hell" from his abusive partner.
Weir spoke about it to US Weekly, "It wasn't often… we're boys, boys fight, boys wrestle boys," he says. "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,"
"Sochi was one of the hardest times in my life," he continued. "When I was on the broadcasting, I escaped my own personal hell that I was living in."
They both appeared in a New Jersey court, but Victor ended up dropping the charges.
Voronov gave up his career as an attorney, which led to him relying on Weir for money. "I was supporting two people and whether it seems like a big deal or not, I come from a lower middle class family that has to work, no matter what," Wier confessed.
Weir filed for a divorce on February 12, whilst being in Sochi. He tweeted about the divorce on Wednesday to officially let the public know.
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