Johnny Weir’s Divorce Now Involves Ruined Birkin Bags, Restraining Orders And Doggy Drama

Johnny Weir Voronov biting llIt’s not as if anyone expected the divorce between publicity-loving figure skater Johnny Weir and his soon-to-be ex-hubby Victor Voronov to be less than super-dramatic, but it seems to be growing more bitterly unpleasant by the hour. When we last checked in there was a lot of “he said/he said” going on with Voronov claiming to be shocked that Weir filed for divorce, despite plenty of evidence it was coming. And it’s almost stopped being fun to watch when sweet, innocent doggies are involved. Fortunately or not, we have the good folks at TMZ to thank for the up-to-the-minute reports on their splitsville shenanigans. It’s easy to snicker about Weir being upset when Voronov defaced his favorite Birkin bag. Can’t you just picture him shrieking in horror, “NOT THE BIRKIN!!!” Actually, that’s not too far off.

TMZ obtained a very passive-aggressive email he sent to Voronoz last September to try to make amends after some fracas, rumored to be infidelity on Weir’s part, occurred between them. Prepare yourself for some really moving poetry.

“If you decide to wreck things, please wreck cheaper things than Birkins,” Weir wrote. “The f*** you on the Birkin is kinda cool, though, you artist. I know you don’t care about Hill I’ll survive if you divorce me, but please leave my Birkin bags, Celine bags and Chanel bags alone.”

There’s speculation that Weir has suffered from financial woes as the email indicated he planned to part with the bags on eBay, while curiously pledging “eternal” love from “the depths of my broken heart.” Who knew Johnny could be such a softie. If someone ruined our leather handbag (Birkins typically retail for between $10K-25K), we’d cut a bitch.

unnamedOr maybe just bite him. Which is exactly what Weir did. Take a look at the photo (left) TMZ obtained of the hideous, painful-looking wound on Voronov’s arm. That’s more serious than some S/M playtime gone wrong. The now-notorious biting incident took place back in January and resulted in a domestic abuse charge that was eventually dismissed when Voronov decided not to press charges after all.

But since then the situation intensified to the point where on March 5 Weir became so frustrated that he punched Voronov in the arm (hopefully it wasn’t the wounded bicep) and then began pelting him with jewelry and a wooden Russian doll (a Sochi souvenir?)!

Voronoz high-tailed it to court to seek a restraining order against his one-time beloved. Weir, perhaps mindful of the worth of those Birkins and knowing what Voronov was up to, marched into court ahead of his estranged husband to obtain an order that allowed him 30 minutes inside the apartment the two shared  in New Jersey to collect a few personal belongings.

0321-weir-dog-insatgram-3But Weir being Weir made a triple axel grand entrance accompanied by six policemen. You’re undoubtedly wondering which personal belongings Weir couldn’t live without. They include two TVs, several Hermes scarves, a few costumes and — OK, we’re going to stop being cynical here — he snatched Tema, a beautiful Japanese Chin the two men shared. TMZ writes that Voronoz sobbed uncontrollably as Weir split with their pooch.

This all begs two questions:

How can anyone squeeze so much drama into such a short period of time?

Also, is it too soon to begin dream casting the inevitable TV movie this mess will inspire? We see James Deen as Voronov and Christina Ricci as Weir.

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  • davincibarnette

    The only thing surprising to me, is that anyone expected it not to be dramatic !

  • Tookietookie123

    Isn’t this the kind of gay divorce drama the straights wanted when they joked that gay divorce court tv would be amazing?

  • DarkZephyr

    My disgust with Johnny Weir intensifies daily.

  • Billy Budd

    It is tragic and comic and bad for our image.

  • Harley

    This is great. I love all the drama. It’s like a big ol’ “gays of our lives” soap opera. I’ll give it “two thumbs up with a back snap triple axle”.

  • stanhope

    I sincerely hope that Victor, despite being a gold digger himself and fame whore, gets all of those Birkins and burns them on youtube. Then perhaps Weir will melt like the witch in the Wizard of Oz so we’ll be rid of him forever.

  • Cam

    So far, when you cut through all the other B.S. Weir cheated and then without being attacked, assaulted and Bit Voronov. What a douche.

  • stanhope

    Victor is a lawyer? Must be like Phaedra Parks. When the cops showed up he should have contested that the dog belonged to Johnny unless it was specifically listed in the court order. If Johnny couldn’t produce the receipt where he alone purchased it or the AKC papers with only his name on them, then the cops would likely have left the dog in the home. Victor move to Florida and then “stand your ground”. LOL LOL Trayvonne Weir.

  • xzall

    @Cam: In his Access Hollywood interview he kind of implies that Voronov was assaulting him ( almost crying rape?) but just didn’t leave a mark. Here’s the quote about when he bit Voronov:

    “The night in question, my husband was very drunk and was yelling at me about my relationship with my mother and my mother was assisting me in cleaning up some financial messiness that had happened and he was uncomfortable with that and had voiced it very clearly. So, we had a fight and then I went to sleep because I had to work the next day and he came in – very not himself – and asked me to lay with him in the biblical sense, and when I refused, the altercation between us started,” he claimed. “I was defending myself and it’s unfortunate that there was a mark left on his body because as soon the police came to our home the first thing he did was show this mark, so I knew then he didn’t really care that much and all he is out to do is hurt me.”

  • Kangol


    Joking about the murder of Trayvon Martin is not cool. Not cool or funny at all.

  • Cam


    He said in another interview, that there is abuse, but it was all mental so he bit him.

    So in other words, there was no abuse and Weir attacked him and bit him. Additionally, there was enough evidence that the police filed the report and the court proceeded with the case until asked to dismiss it by Weirs Husband.

    Additionally, if Voronov was actually really drunk when all this happened the police would have noted that and normally are not going to take the word of a very drunk person etc…

    The problem with Weir is, he is boring and predictable. Everybody KNEW that there is no other way for this to end but with childish idiotic drama. He’s just pathetic.

  • christyra

    They’re both trash.

  • TruBlu

    Can’t believe Lynn.V.I. helped J raise money, 1st for training then a GLBT foundation but here’s J w these Birkins. Chk records. Cash money raised got funneled n2 fam-biz ventures, and 2buy a lg residential lot in a private c.c. in Newark DE. The mess came when a payment failed 2go thru. What J-boi isn’t telling “mommie dearest” is he chose 2 funnel this instead n2 a certain Voronov venture. J-boiz BFF put it all 2gethr. FOOLs. Ppl who donated, u’ve been had. J, Vic and his fam, all a bunch of cons. Chk it. If u work w them, u’re in agreement and a con.

  • Apparatus

    I don’t know why we as a community expect that every gay public figure who enters into marriage has to be 100% perfect, scandal-free and drama-free, and not get divorced. Kind of a ridiculous standard to hold them to.

    We all knew that gay marriages were going to be just as f’d up as straight ones. Especially between celebrities (A through F list ones even).

    If you want examples of quiet committed dignified same-sex love look to your own friends, not the tabloids.


    Please don’t let Johnny become the Kim K. of gays. Just let it fade away.

  • Dan Shill

    @DarkZephyr: I couldn’t agree more! Weir is the kind of screechy, obnoxious “fag” that gives all of us a bad name!


    get real Marrisa;Johnny Weir is an ice skater, and a really femme one to that! SO, HE WALKS OUT THE DOOR…SO WHAT?

    the world did not stop, no ocean liners were smashed by ice bergs, Macy’s did not go out of business, and Scarlet Macaws did not turn Ice Pink in shock!!!

    Oh, and by the way, MY husband and I kept eating our dinner, and enjoying a marvelous sunset over the Hudson River , in New York.

    hmmm, Life does go on if you want it to. Johny weir will find another mattress & arms to lay in, trust me.

    Bitch 411 10-4…….



    damn yes, I will supply the matches!—Signed: Dottie from Kansas

  • michaelroy

    This is so juicy and stupid and dramatic and good. I want a Logo Channel movie of this mess with Johnny himself re-creating his Dynasty/Knots Landing dramatic entrance to his apartment with 9 cops, dramatically clutching the dog and shouting “Not MY Birkins!!” His performance could be a cross between Joan Crawford and Alexis Carrington Colby!!

  • davincibarnette

    @PARKAVMAN: You look old enough to know, but in case you don’t He couldn’t possibly be the Kim K. of “the gays”. He’s an Olympic Skater. He’s trained and dedicated to a sport he competed and won. He’s already got her beat by leaps and bounds, literally. You may want to look into another comparison.

  • lancemullholland

    JW taught himself Russian, can skate AND design his own costumes, AND cleans house like a mo-fo (YES, I watched his TV series). I admire all of that – immensely!

    My simple question is: how long did these darling ????????? (meat-filled dumplings) date before getting all married up ?

    We’re all into getting gay married, but is there gay engagement ?

    Call me “curious in Texas” ?? ???????? boys !

  • lancemullholland

    Oops – this site doesn’t deal with Russian words or cyrillic font – thus all the ????? marks. Sorry !

    1st word: “pelmini” 2nd word Za (vashe)zdorovye means “to your health”.

    I apologize for using other than English – who really cares ? hehe

  • bottom72

    Oh my god this is so sad. My heart goes out to them but there is no need for abuse sweethearts.

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