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Johnny Weir Spills About Marriage Split; Voronov Blindsided by Divorce

Johnny Weir talked to Access Hollywood's Billy Bush yesterday about his split from husband of three years Victor Voronov.

2_weirWeir, 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."


Johnny Weir Splits with Husband Victor Voronov

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Johnny Weir has split with his husband Victor Voronov, he announced via Twitter:

"It is with great sadness that I announce that my husband and I are no longer together. My heart hurts, and I wish him well...No matter what, I am a cheerleader of love and partnership and creation. I am sad yet I am thankful that I was loved and that I could love."

In early March, Weir and Voronov appeared in a New Jersey court to clear up domestic violence charges after Voronov filed a police report in which he alleged the three-time U.S. national figure skating champion had bitten him.


'How I Met My Boyfriend' on Facebook: VIDEO

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Vlogger MarkE Miller explains how Facebook's "People You May Know" feature worked out for him in the most romantic video memoir we've seen all month.

Check it out (and don't click if you're allergic to sweetness), AFTER THE JUMP...

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Actor Cheyenne Jackson to Marry Jason Landau

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Actor Cheyenne Jackson will marry his boyfriend Jason Landau six months after divorcing his husband of 13 years Monte Lapka, Us Weekly reports:

"They've already begun planning the wedding!" the insider says of the happy couple, who went public with their romance in October 2013, and then attended the 2013 amfAR Inspiration Gala together in December. (More recently, they hit up the Kari Feinstein Style Lounge at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.)

This will be Jackson's second marriage. He and Lapka married in New York in September 2011 after 11 years together; they announced in August that they had "mutually decided to divorce."


TSA Changes Policy To Accommodate Gay Couples

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The security theater organization that is the TSA has made some changes to their screening processes and will now recognize same-sex couples and screen them together in the same way that opposite-sex couples are, the Washington Blade reports.

The change was prompted by a recent trio of incidents involving American Airlines personnel separating partners during security screenings and check-ins at the airport, most recently César Zapata and Hunter Carter, pictured above, as they attempted to fly out of Medellin in Colombia.

An American Airlines representative said of one of the incidents that the employee “followed existing security screening rules mandated by the [TSA]." Tomás Georgi, one of the victims in a different incident, said American Airlines Director of Customer Relations Tim Rhodes “dismissed my complaints as the fault of TSA and took no responsibility.” TSA has now taken that excuse away from any airline with their new screening procedures. Of course all of these problems would be avoided altogether if the TSA were abolished given that it serves no functional purpose in terms of enhancing security, but until that day gay couples will be entitled to equal indignities as those of their heterosexual counterparts.


Houston Mayor Annise Parker Marries Longtime Partner Kathy Hubbard in Palm Springs

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Houston Mayor Annise Parker married her longtime partner Kathy Hubbard in a sunset ceremony in Palm Springs, California Thursday, the Houston Chronicle reports:

The ceremony, held at sunset at a private home, was attended by a small group of family and friends of the couple, including Parker's mother and Hubbard's sister, according to a statement from Parker's office.

"This is a very happy day for us," said Parker, the first openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city. "We have had to wait a very long time to formalize our commitment to each other. Kathy has been by my side for more than two decades, helping to raise a family, nurture my political career and all of the other ups and down and life events that come with a committed relationship."

Tweeted Parker:

I am privileged to now be the wife of the woman I have loved for more than 2 decades. I couldn't be happier. We said our vows today.-A

The vows were performed by Rev. Paul Fromberg, a friend and the partner of Parker's political consultant Grant Martin.

Though Parker had previously said that she wouldn't marry until it was legal in Texas, she changed her mind. It was reported in late December that she would marry in California.

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