Johnny Weir speaks out about divorce: “I was losing myself by being married to my husband”
The latest breathless update in the Johnny Weir-Victor Voronov divorce story:
Johnny has given what he vows will be his only interview about what he describes as ‘a very threatening marriage.’
‘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,’ Weir told Access Hollywood earlier today.
The three-time US figure skating champion announced the split from his husband of just over two years on Twitter on Wednesday.
‘I was losing myself by being married to my husband,’ he said. ‘I was losing my objectives in life. I was very isolated from the world. He was not super accepting of the fact I work and I have to work this week in Russia, this week in Los Angeles, next week in Tokyo and that’s something that’s hard to wrap your head around.’
Weir worked as a commentator for NBC Sports during the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, last month and recently was a fashion correspondent during the Academy Awards for Access Hollywood.
‘I had to travel to work, to support myself and support my family,’ Weir said.
Meanwhile, he says Voronov was not working despite having a law degree.
‘I was supporting two people and whether it seems like a big deal or not, I come from a lower middle class family that has had to work no matter what. If you can’t be an attorney this week, then you better go get a job next week, otherwise the bills won’t get paid.’
Voronov has claimed that he was blindsided by Weir’s announcement this week and that his husband had filed for divorce months ago.
TMZ reports that the divorce papers were filed on 12 February.