Are you following the Johnny Weir marriage saga? We’d say that it’s like a reality show, but it’s all getting so weird it’s more like an alternate-reality show.
The latest scoop: despite reports to the contrary, the figure skater and his husband are not reconciling, and the divorce is moving ahead as planned. That’s a real shame, because Johnny and his husband Victor hinted that in happier times, they wanted to fly into space and have weird sex. Really.
But apparently, it is not to be. In an interview with Access Hollywood, Johnny said, “I had hope and Victor and I were talking about reconciliation, but it was for not.” It’s spelled “naught,” Access Hollywood, but let’s not allow that to distract us from what’s important here: celebrity gossip.
Johnny filed for divorce back in February, citing irreconcilable differences and his ongoing sadness. He later suggested that there was domestic violence and he was frightened, but according to Victor, Johnny’s the one who got violent. Johnny says that Victor tried to drunkenly rape him (which he describes as “asked me to lay with him in the biblical sense”), so he bit Victor, and Victor called police to show off the bite mark.
On another occasion, Johnny wrote Victor an email suggesting that Victor had written “fuck you” on one of Johnny’s designer men’s carry-alls. “I know you don’t care about how I’ll survive if you divorce me, but please leave my Birkin bags, Celine bags and Chanel bags alone,” Johnny wrote. They both seem like such nice people.
Johnny also said that Victor demanded $25,000 or else he’d start spreading secrets in tabloids, and Victor denied that. Victor claims that the publicity around the divorce is ruining his career. He says he left his job as a lawyer because Johnny wanted him to be a house husband. Of course, they’re fighting over who pays the legal fees, which just means the legal fees will keep going up and up and up. Must be a nice time to a gay divorce attorney!
And of course there are more crazy details: they’re sharing custody of their tiny dog, but because they have a restraining order against each other, they have to hire a dog-transporter to regularly move the dog from one house to the other. Good grief.
Anyway, now you’re more or less up to date on the situation, so now you can go do something productive with your life.