In what he promises to be the only
interview on his pending divorce from Victor Voronov, Olympian Johnny
Weir says his marriage was stifling him.
“I have been having a tough time at
home for a long time now and it's something that I've kept form the
public,” Weir told Access
Hollywood of his 2-year marriage.
“I was losing myself by being married
to my husband. 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 said.
Weir, a former Olympic figure skater,
worked as a commentator for NBC at the Sochi Winter Olympics, and as
a fashion correspondent fro Access Hollywood at the Academy Awards.
Weir also complained that he was the
only breadwinner in the marriage. However, a rep for Voronov said
that his client gave up his law career at Weir's request.
Voronov “willfully gave up his career
at the request of Johnny to devote himself to Johnny as a traditional
spouse often does,” the rep said.
According to TMZ.com, Weir filed for a
divorce on February 12.