Johnny Weir talked to Access Hollywood's Billy Bush yesterday about his split from husband of three years Victor Voronov.
Weir, who appeared recently with Voronov in a New Jersey court to clear up a domestic violence incident which involved a charge that Weir bit his husband, told Bush that Voronov was resentful of his work schedule and said that on top of that he has also been supporting Voronov financially.
Basically, he has been shouldering many of the burdens in the relationship and that has made him super sad:
“I’ve been having a tough time at home for a long time now and it’s something that I’ve kept from the public. I was losing myself by being married to my husband. I was losing my objectives in life. I was very isolated from the world."
Voronov's rep told Access Hollywood that he gave up working at Weir's request:
“Victor was a highly-educated person, a lawyer and willfully gave up his career at the request of Johnny to devote himself to Johnny as a traditional spouse often does.”
With regard to the biting incident, Weir told Bush that it was self defense:
“The night in question, my husband was very drunk and was yelling at me about my relationship with my mother and my mother was assisting me in cleaning up some financial messiness that had happened and he was uncomfortable with that and had voiced it very clearly. So, we had a fight and then I went to sleep because I had to work the next day and he came in – very not himself – and asked me to lay with him in the biblical sense, and when I refused, the altercation between us started. I was defending myself and it’s unfortunate that there was a mark left on his body because as soon the police came to our home the first thing he did was show this mark, so I knew then he didn’t really care that much and all he is out to do is hurt me.”
Weir adds that he is not worried that Voronov has naked photo of him that he could publish because "I look flawless."
Meanwhile, Voronov tweeted yesterday that he was blindsided by the divorce filing:
"Shocked by the abrupt ending of my marriage and am dealing with the trauma including multiple things I am just now becoming aware of…Yes. I'd like to confirm, It's true: I am only now finding out that my husband @johnnygweir filed for divorce from me months ago."
Yes. I'd like to confirm, It's true: I am only now finding out that my husband @johnnygweir filed for divorce from me months ago.
— Victor Weir-Voronov (@Vweirvoronov) March 20, 2014