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Gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson to Divorce

Gay Episocopal Bishop Gene Robinson is divorcing his husband of more than two decades, he announced today in a statement to the Diocese of New Hampshire and an accompany piece in The Daily Beast.

RobinsonSaid Robinson in a statement:

“As you can imagine, this is a difficult time for us — not a decision entered into lightly or without much counseling,” Robinson wrote in a letter. “We ask for your prayers, that the love and care for each other that has characterized our relationship for a quarter century will continue in the difficult days ahead.”

He added, in the Daily Beast:

As my marriage to Mark ends, I believe him to be one of the kindest, most generous and loyal human beings on earth. There is no way I could ever repay the debt I owe him for his standing by me through the challenges of the last decade. I will be forever grateful to him, and as I tell couples in pre-marital counseling, “Marriage is forever, and your relationship will endure—whether positively or negatively—even if the marriage formally ends.”

Robinson adds that marriages face many difficulties, and both parties shoulder the burdens:

It is at least a small comfort to me, as a gay rights and marriage equality advocate, to know that like any marriage, gay and lesbian couples are subject to the same complications and hardships that afflict marriages between heterosexual couples. All of us sincerely intend, when we take our wedding vows, to live up to the ideal of “til death do us part.” But not all of us are able to see this through until death indeed parts us.

My belief in marriage is undiminished by the reality of divorcing someone I have loved for a very long time, and will continue to love even as we separate. Love can endure, even if a marriage cannot. It will take a lot of work, a lot of grieving, and a large measure of hope to see it through. And that’s where my faith comes in.


Jodie Foster Married Alexandra Hedison Over the Weekend

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Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, E! News' Marc Malkin reports:

HedisonI can exclusively reveal that the Oscar winner and her photographer girlfriend of almost a year got married this past weekend. A rep for Foster confirms the happy news.

Hedison, a photographer, dated Ellen DeGeneres for three years in a relationship which ended in 2004. She also played Dylan Moreland on Showtime's The L Word.

Congratulations!


Tom Ford Marries Longtime Partner Richard Buckley

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Designer and film director Tom Ford revealed to an audience at London's Apple store last night that he married his partner of 27 years Richard Buckley, the Telegraph reports:

"We are now married, which is nice," he said, proudly showing the audience his wedding ring. "I know that was just made legal in the UK which is great, but we were married in the States."

Ford also discussed the recent Jay-Z track bearing his name:

"If you're in the business of a brand it's one of the best things that could happen to you," he said, adding that hearing 60,000 people scream his name at a Jay-Z concert "freaks me out."


'Who's the Boss' Star Danny Pintauro Marries

Danny Pintauro, the former child actor who played Jonathon Brower on the 1980s sitcom Who’s The Boss, married his partner Wil Tabares in Dana Point, California yesterday, Us Weekly reports:

Pintauro"Everything went off without a hitch," Pintauro, 38, tells Us. "The wedding was terrific and everyone was so happy to be there. We had fun!" He adds: "We went into it with no stress or worries or cares, except to have a good time." The couple wore cream-colored suits for their special day, with a matching lavender flower in place of a pocket square.

Their wedding aired via Livestream on Thursday, and will replay again from 6:30-7:30 p.m. PST tonight.

Pintauro came out of the closet in 1997.

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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.


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