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

Monday, January 2, 2012

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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46 more reader comments:

  1. Damn, Victor is sexy. Good for Johnny!

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:15pm
  2. gonna be a good year!!!

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:16pm
  3. Yes. I have to agree. VERY sexxy

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:18pm
  4. Love….:-)

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:18pm
  5. Yay Johnny

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:19pm
  6. How lovely that a whole new group of people can celebrate their committment and share their happiness in this way. :-)

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:19pm
  7. He is some sexy, yum

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:19pm
  8. YES.

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:20pm
  9. Congrats to YOU BOTH!

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:20pm
  10. Congrats!

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:21pm
  11. Insert inevitable “Johnny Are you Weir?” pun.

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:24pm
  12. he’s a figure skater, saw that coming

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:25pm
  13. His boyfriend can do better .

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:27pm
  14. YAY! So the fur-wearing uber-gay Jonny Weir got married…

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:28pm
  15. I have my butt working hard for civil rights!

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:28pm
  16. I am happy he found and has love… I weep for whatever it is he decides to wear next.

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:30pm
  17. Congratulations and best wishes to the couple.

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:52pm
  18. Congratations and best wishes to the happy couple. Hope it lasts and puts the rumors about same gender marriages to rest…..

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:55pm
  19. Have fun!!

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:59pm
  20. I loved watching Johnny skate. I hope everything in his life is as good or better than his skating.

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 10:03pm
  21. Awesome! I love Johnny and I’m so excited for him!

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 10:07pm
  22. “Congratulations Johnny”…He Deserves To Be Happy…I’m So Happy For Them Both…!!!…Now If I Could Find My Perfect Match Too…!!!.

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 10:21pm
  23. YEA – SO HAPPY 4 MY BOO, i knew he would find his true love. These bitches betta bake me sum cookies cuz my pretty black azz didn’t get no kinda invitation!!!!!

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 10:30pm
  24. Congratulations Johnny and Victor!

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 10:34pm
  25. Best wishes to such a fine couple!

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 10:47pm
  26. aww

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 11:29pm
  27. Congratulations guys!

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 11:33pm
  28. congrates johnny

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 11:34pm
  29. Gongratulations

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 11:36pm
  30. congrats Johnny so happy for you.

    Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 11:42pm
  31. Totally Awesome <3 <3

    Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 12:19am
  32. I always thought Johnny was gorgeous :) congrats to both thesehot men :)

    Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 12:21am
  33. Even Russia is ahead of us? Pathetic…

    Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 1:58am
  34. Congrad to both. I have also found my life partner.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 2:15am
  35. “an attorney from Russian”? Really, guys?

    Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 6:21am
  36. I am also happy that Johnny Weir marries partner. http://www.langdonart Congratulations to both partners!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 7:49am
  37. Yeah Johnnie I love him

    Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 9:12am
  38. yay! congrats! ;-)

    Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 10:39am
  39. Congratulations to both of them.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 12:55pm
  40. Too bad he is a fur wearing douche!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 1:29pm
  41. So happy for them!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 1:34pm
  42. fantastic

    Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 2:32pm
  43. Truly amazing. Big, bold statement.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 5:13pm
  44. Congratulations Johnny & Victor – such an adorable couple!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 6:20pm
  45. Aww.. good for them!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 9:52pm
  46. Congratations and best wishes to the happy couple & all the best future-:)

    Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 11:39pm