(PCM) If you’re a fan of TMZ or Olympic figure skating then you’ve probably already heard the news about Johnny Weir and his husband Victor Voronov; the couple have called it quits and they’re not quitting without a fight.
TMZ has been heavily reporting on the soap opera worthy divorce, filled with tears, accusations, nasty allegations, and a restraining order.
The dirt hit the fan on March 19 after the Olympian tweeted the announcement in a neat 123 characters: “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.”
TMZ broke the story observing that the divorce wasn’t a huge surprise considering the couple supposedly got into a a domestic violence incident back in January. According to TMZ, the couple’s relationship has been tumultuous for some time now.
Weir signed the divorce documents on January 28, 2 days before leaving for Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, and they were filed in court on February 12.
Victor Voronov claims he was caught off guard by the divorce while sources close to Johnny claim that Victor was aware of the filings; both sides are throwing out a lot of accusations in this divorce and things have quickly escalated from celebrity divorce story to all out mud slinging.
Johnny has accused Victor of abusing his dog, Tema, a Japanese chin. In legal documents obtained by TMZ, Weir accuses Voronov of hitting the pet and leaving it in situations of distress.
Voronov filed his own suit against Weir on March 23 alleging that the figure skater committed several acts of adultery and treated him poorly throughout the relationship.
In the legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Voronov claims that Weir treated him less like a husband and more like an errand boy and only married him because of the appeal that Victor, a Georgetown-educated lawyer, would have on Weir’s potential reality TV show.
Victor is asking for several pricey items back from Johnny in his suit, including a Crocodile Celine bag, 40 Balencia bags, 20 furs, a Green Hermes shoulder Birkin, an Orange Hermes 35cm Birkin, and 12 Chanel bags. He also asked for Tema, the couple’s pet, back from Weir, who has been posting pictures of the pooch on instagram.
Victor is also claiming that Johnny violated his restraining order after receiving an email from the skater, in which Johnny apparently hinted that he intended to tell the public that Victor had threatened his life. Of course, Victor denies these accusations. Next week, Johnny will have to appear in court to determine whether he was in violation of his restraining order.
This saga seems like it’s going to rage on for a bit, possibly never really blowing over. Only time will tell, but let’s hope these two can work it out; a divorce is never easy, especially not when it’s in the public eye.
In other sad news, celebrity couple Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have also called it quits and announced their split yesterday on Paltrow’s blog.
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