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U.S. champion Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir marries partner

Monday, January 2, 2012
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NEW YORK — Out Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir tied the knot with boyfriend Victor Voronov, an attorney from Russia, in a New Year’s Eve ceremony on Saturday, then tweeted the news to his nearly 103,000 Twitter followers.

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Johnny Weir and Victor Voronov

In an interview with Lynn Rutherford and posted on Ice Network last Thursday, Weir made the pre-wedding announcement:

“I’m getting married on New Year’s Eve,” he said. “His name is Victor [Voronov], he’s kind of everything that I’ve ever looked for and aspired to be in a relationship with. We’ve known each other for a long time and we reconnected over the summer, and it’s just been a whirlwind.

“I’m very happy with my personal life and also my professional life, and I thank God I can be exactly where I’m at.”

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“He’s wonderful. He’s totally not in my field at all.”

Following the exchange of vows, Weir tweeted, “I’m Married.” Voronov retweeted his husband’s sentiments, adding that he was “ringing in the New Year with my new hubby!”

Weir, 27, who had been famous for remaining silent about his private life, came out as a gay man only a year ago, despite the neverending swirl of rumors about his sexuality over the course of his professional career as a figure skater.

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