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Skater Johnny Weir on marrying boyfriend: 'No more livin' in sin!'

January 3, 2012 | 10:29 am

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Johnny Weir, the three-time U.S. skating champion who once avoided questions about his sexuality, rang in 2012 by marrying Atlanta lawyer Viktor Voronov in New York on New Year's Eve.

Weir had been providing hints leading up to the nuptials on Twitter, referring to Voronov as the "newest member" of his family on Christmas Day and tweeting: "Its cold, dark and very early, but something wonderful is afoot" on Dec. 30.

Finally, on New Year's Eve, Weir revealed, "I'm married!" and later added a few details: "Wedding in summer! But all the official stuff is done now! No more livin' in sin!"

On Tuesday, Weir sent out another tweet while honeymooning in Punta Cana: "Thank you to everyone for your well wishes to me and@vitya_zvesda! It means a lot to have your blessings! Mama loves you!"

After previously stating he wanted people to see him “for who I am, not what I am," Weir came out last January in his autobiography, “Welcome to My World.”

He hasn't skated competitively since finishing sixth at the Vancouver Olympics but has not ruled out attempting to take part in the 2014 Sochi Games in Russia.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Johnny Weir at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

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