Johnny Weir may have publicly vowed to play nice when news of his divorce first went public, but privately, the former US Olympian is reportedly singing a different tune. In fact, rumor has it the split with husband Victor Voronov is starting to get really, really nasty and the animosity may have already claimed a few Birkin bags.
According to TMZ, the two lovers have been having problems for quite awhile, and the outlet recently got its hands on an email that supposedly proves it. In it, Weir allegedly apologizes for cheating on Voronov but also hilariously chastises him for responding to the infidelity by destroying items around the house that were really expensive.
Here’s an excerpt from the communication…
"If you decide to wreck things, please wreck cheaper things than Birkins. … The fuck 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."
I honestly don’t know what’s more troubling about this entire thing: a) that someone would intentionally destroy several bags that cost tens of thousands of dollars as revenge for a cheating scenario or that b) someone who cheated would have the nerve to single out specific items they would like the jilted lover to not destroy. It’s like a ridiculous deleted scene from Seinfeld.
Specific details concerning when the alleged cheating happened or what actually destroyed the marriage are unclear, but rumors are swirling that a vacation Weir repeatedly cancelled for work may have played a major role. After all, there are few things partners typically respond to worse than feeling marginalized or neglected.
There are some celebrities whose reputations wind up getting overwhelmed by their personal lives. Regardless of how nasty this divorce gets, however, it’s unlikely Weir will have any such issues. Between the Olympics and his over the top personality, this won’t do anything other than add a little bit of color.