The medal-winning figure skater says "I do" to live-in boyfriend.
Figure skating sensation and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Johnny Weir is starting 2012 off as a married man!
On the morning of Friday December 30th, the 27-year-old married longtime-friend-turned-boyfriend Victor Voronov (a Georgetown Law graduate and an Atlanta-based lawyer), 28, in a civil ceremony at the New York City Courthouse. According to Weir's rep (via People), "The couple exchanged handwritten vows in the company of loving parents, Tony and Lili Voronov and Patti and John Weir. The couple has taken the new surname, Weir-Voronov, but professionally, Johnny will continue to be known as Johnny Weir." Johnny Weir Skates Out Of The Closet
In an interview with Ice Network a few days before the nuptials, Johnny spoke highly of his husband to be: "His name is Victor, he's kind of everything that I've ever looked for and aspired to be in a relationship with. We've known each other for a long time and we reconnected over the summer, and it's just been a whirlwind. I'm very happy with my personal life and also my professional life, and I thank God I can be exactly where I'm at."
People reports the lengthy statements that both grooms publicly made following their exchange of vows.
Johnny said: "Marrying Victor has been the greatest moment in my life and I will work very hard to make him proud and happy... I look forward to making a home for my family in Bergen County, New Jersey, and introducing my world of glitter and Faberge eggs to Victor."
Johnny went on: "I am so happy to have found my match... Victor is the epitome of a gentleman, as handsome as he is clever and loving. Our road to marriage has been a fast one, but one I never wavered on. I am honored to have been married in the great state of New York, and I hope more states pass laws allowing all Americans to be united through love and marriage."
His new hubby had this to say: "Getting married to Johnny has been the greatest experience of my life. He is the most wonderful, caring and nurturing person—and I can be guaranteed of one thing—with Johnny, I will never be bored. The support from my friends and family has been overwhelming and I am looking forward to beginning my life with the most incredible person I have ever known."
Aw. That's sweet. These two are totally in love! And it's great that they can express their love by marrying in the state of NY! Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka Are Engaged
It is reported that the couple will have a larger wedding with more family and friends present later in 2012. As for now, the newlyweds are honeymooning in the Dominican Republic. We're certain they're on a beach right now—clad in Speedos and sipping Mai Tais.
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