Johnny Weir & his husband reconcile after accusations of domestic abuse


Shortly after Johnny Weir returned from Sochi (where he was covering the skating as part of NBC’s Olympic team), everything seemed to fall apart in spectacular fashion. Chronologically, just before Weir left for Sochi, his husband Victor Voronov accused him of assault. Then Victor dropped the charges, and then Johnny announced that they were splitting up. Things got really crazy for several weeks, as Johnny and Victor both lobbed accusations back and forth. Johnny claimed Victor had assaulted him too, and that Victor was trying to blackmail him (Johnny) with some older nude photos Victor had taken (Johnny said he didn’t care if the photos were released and some did come out). There was also a lot of back and forth about money and emotional abuse.

Anyway, I stopped covering it after a few posts because it just seemed like both men had HUGE issues and that the lawyers and the cops needed to figure it out. Well, not so much. Johnny and Victor are canceling their divorce.

Clear the mantle … the Faberge Eggs are coming home, because TMZ has learned Johnny Weir’s super-nasty divorce to Victor Voronov is off … but there are strings attached.

TMZ broke the story … Johnny blindsided Victor with divorce papers last month and things turned immediately ugly with each accusing the other of heinous conduct.

Now multiple sources connected to the couple tell TMZ … over the weekend Victor and Johnny agreed to reconcile and Johnny plans to move back into the family homestead today. He was in L.A. shooting a show over the weekend.

Now the strings … we’re told Victor wants Johnny to sign a document agreeing to publicly apologize for all the nasty things he said about Victor. Johnny must also agree in writing that he will no longer let his mother meddle in the marriage … and she has to keep her nose out of their finances. We’re told they were squabbling Sunday over the document … what a shock.

[From TMZ]

What about all of the stuff Victor said about Johnny? Both men were claiming to the victim of domestic abuse! For the love of God, this does not help anyone. It hurts the system and it hurts real victims of domestic violence when those kinds of (false???) accusations are used as a cudgel to hurt your former partner in a divorce. I can’t believe they’re both going to pretend like the last two months of drama never happened.


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  1. blue marie says:

    I doubt they’ll be back together that long because those kind of problems do not go away, they can only stay buried for so long.

  2. jane says:

    I agree. It will happen again.

  3. Abbott says:

    At first glance, I thought that picture of Weir was Loki.

  4. JudyK says:

    Well, I’m personally happy to hear this and hope they can continue to work things out.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      That is sweet of you, and it’s a good wish, but I doubt it will come true. If you have to have written agreements about your mother-in-law, written apologies for lies you told, etc., you’re not going to work it out. I like Johnny but they are both way too immature to be married.

    • Amy Tennant says:

      I hope they can, too… They’ve both done dreadful things to each other, but I hope they can change. If they can’t, then they’re both better off outside the marriage. :( Victor is such a cutie.

    • FingerBinger says:

      @Judyk I’m just wondering if this were a man and a woman would you “hope they can continue to work things out.” I’m not accusing you of anything,but if this were a heterosexual couple with accusations of domestic violence, would you be “happy” they reconciled?

    • kri says:

      Jesus, Liz and Dick have nothing on these two! Didn’t they accuse each other of beating up the family dog? I hope that dog has some money and a passport to get out of there before Krystal Connors and Nomi Malone have another slap-down.

  5. QQ says:

    Yeah this is gonna get dramatic again

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Why? What could possibly go wrong? Lol

    • I KNOW. I just deleted two people off of my Facebook for this bullsh-t. I only added them because the girl is my best friend’s sister, and the guy is her boyfriend. They were cool/okay, so I was fine with adding them. WELL, the girl is completely crazy and possessive of her boyfriend. And she thinks it’s cute. Like she’s the type to post stuff about how she’s a ‘jealous bitch’ and she doesn’t want her boyfriend talking/hanging out with his ex girlfriends, as friends. She’s always posting those type of ‘sayings’ on FB (the pictures). And all of her friends are always laughing about it, etc. And I’m like seriously?

      How would they all be reacting if it was a MAN on facebook, posting about how he’s a jealous/possessive boyfriend, and that he doesn’t want her hanging around her exes, like she has ZERO self control over herself. Like he doesn’t trust her. And is always going on FB, calling his girlfriend out whenever she hangs out with an ex, when he’s not there (in this case, the girl goes to college three hours away from where the boyfriend works/lives).

      It wouldn’t be so cute anymore, if it was a man. All her friends would be telling her to get out of that relationship, for the most part. But when a woman is controlling it’s seen as something cute and quirky, not abusive.

      But anyway, last week, they got into it AGAIN on FB. They broke up, and she slept with a female friend of hers (she’s panssexual, or so I hear), and then immediately started going back to him, calling him, and kissing up to him–trying to get back together. And when he was told about it, he said that it wasn’t true (because he asked her, and she said it wasn’t true), and that she wouldn’t lie to him. WELL, she did. And he said all of this ^^^^^^^on FB. Said he was done, etc.

      Guess what I see on my page, two days later? Them proclaiming their LURVE for each other, on FB. Good Lord. She hooked up with someone else four days after you broke up, and then within the week was trying to get back with you, AND lied about the hook up. What is it gonna take? And why does this all have to be on FB?

  6. MinnFinn says:

    Those two definitely take the fun out of dysfunctional.

  7. Ag says:

    Idiots. Sigh. This is not going to get better. I hope they’re both getting professional help.

  8. gg says:

    Sooo happy these two lovebugs are still married. :roll:
    I used to think Johnny was fabulous. I take it all back. They’re both nasty little bitches.

  9. Kim1 says:

    “Real” victims of domestic violence reconcile with their abusers all the time.I don’t believe the claims of DV were lies.I believe they have a violent relationship and hopefully it won’t end tragically.

    • Candy Love says:

      I think the violence is on both sides and they both seem drawn to the drama which equal one toxic relationship.

  10. Merritt says:

    These are two men who are too immature to be married. I don’t know much about Victor, but I do know about Johnny and he is immature and known to be a jerk.

    The reconciliation won’t last long.

  11. original kay says:

    An ill wind is blowing. Last night I was stirred from my slumber by a crow calling three times. Caw… caw… well you know what a crow sounds like. Passing to my window, I trod on a piece of lego. Oh, it went right in the heel. Turning on my television set, I noticed the reception wasn’t great. Not terrible, just not great. Hear me well, no good can come of your trip to the theatre tonight, no good at all. And if you ask me…

    [turns around and notices that everybody's gone]

    Richmond, IT Crowd

  12. Dragonlady sakura says:

    Lord, this will not end well. We’ve all probably known couples like this who break up and make up constantly! Marriage and immaturity don’t mix well.

  13. msw says:

    why are you assuming that the claims of mutual abuse are false? Both members of a couple can abuse each other at the same time. abusive relationships do not always fit into the same power imbalance dichotomy.

    I love Johnny, but it sounds like this relationship is a hot mess. If they stay together, I hope they’re both willing to make some major changes. Selfishness is disaster for a marriage.

  14. Ang says:

    Let’s get real these two are both drama queens and the relationship will end and probably very badly.

  15. lunchcoma says:

    I have no reason to think the domestic violence accusations are false. Sadly, victims reconcile with their abusers all the time. It’s unfortunate these two are getting back together instead of separating and seeking the help they both need.

  16. Tig says:

    I agree with previous posters- there is always plenty of concern-and rightfully so- when heterocouples reconcile after DV allegations. Why is this situation any different? I hope they both enter serious counseling-like yesterday.

  17. Shannon says:

    Don’t doubt the abuse claims, I’m sure they’re real (even if they deny it now). And actually, for the vast majority of couples involved in domestic violence, both parties tend to commit acts of violence and aggression. Not that this excuses it at all (and in hetero couples even when the woman is just as violent, she is more at risk for being killed than the man for obvious reasons). But it’s the reality of domestic abuse – messed up people usually gravitate toward each other and engage in an ongoing cycle of intense problems followed by short make-up honeymoon periods (which they use as justification to stay together). I hope these two are in therapy, both together and separately. Obviously they have a lot of issues to work through. I don’t expect this is the last time we’ll hear about their roller-coaster relationship.

  18. Jag says:

    It sounds like perhaps the accusations against Johnny were true, so he will have to apologize. I hope they break up and stay broken up because no one should stay with an abuser.

  19. Kath says:

    Pair of idiots.

  20. Intro Outro says:

    These two irritate the hell out of me, have always done. Could never understand the fascination of my slash-loving friends with this couple, either. I have so many coolest favourite gay men, but Weir is such a drama queen that I just can’t take *anything* he does seriously. This scandal is another proof of that fact, and pity Voronov, as it turns out, also has big issues.