Victor Voronov Devastated Over Split From Johnny WeirBy: Meaghan Ellis - March 22, 2014
Victor Voronov was absolutely shocked by Johnny Weir’s decision to file for divorce.
According to People, Voronov’s legal crisis manager Wendy Feldman revealed that he’s terribly saddened about their break-up.
“He’s totally heartbroken. Victor entered the marriage for one purpose only – because he loved Johnny,” she said.
“He took a big life-changing risk in entering the marriage, because he wasn’t out [as gay]. He’s devastated,” she explained.
“His family and friends are rallying around him and supporting him right now,” Feldman adds.
On Thursday, Mar. 14, Weir sat down for an exclusive interview with Billy Bush of Access Hollywood.
The famed figure skater described his marriage to the Russian lawyer as “threatening.” He also admitted that there were times when their arguments even escalated into physical altercations.
“It wasn’t often, but…we’re boys, boys fight, boys wrestle boys,” Weir told Bush. “It was usually good humored wrestling, but a few times, of course, it did get physical and…some of my closest friends have seen him hit me before.”
But, there have also been times when Weir has fought back. The publication reports that the two were involved in a domestic dispute prior to him traveling to Sochi, Russia, for the Winter Olympics. “I was defending myself and it’s unfortunate that there was a mark left on his body because as soon as the police came to our home, the first thing he did was show this mark,” Weir says. “I knew then he didn’t really care that much and all he is out to do is hurt me.”
However, People also shed light on the marriage from Voronov’s point of view. His lawyer Susan Reach Winters of the Budd Larner legal firm in Short Hills, NJ revealed details about the domestic dispute from a difference perspective.
“Johnny convinced Victor to dismiss the domestic violence complaint with promises that they were going to work on their marriage, so Victor went along with that, not know[ing] that Johnny had already filed a complaint for divorce,” Winters said.
If what Winters said is true, Voronov was definitely blindsided by Weir’s decision to proceed with the divorce. Voronov and Weir married in New York City back in 2011.
Image via Victor Voronov, Twitter