NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04:  Figure skater Johnny Weir and husband Victor Voronov attend the 2012 Human Rights Campaign Gala at The Waldorf=Astoria on February 4, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Figure skater Johnny Weir splits from husband

2012 Human Rights Campaign GalaUS figure skater Johnny Weir has confirmed that he has split from his husband Victor Weir-Voronov. The couple have ended their marriage of just over two years after tying the knot in New York on New Year's Eve in 2011. Weir confirmed the news on Twitter, posting: "It is with great sadness that I announce that my husband and I are no longer together. My heart hurts, and I wish him well." "No matter what, I am a cheerleader of love and partnership and creation. I am sad yet I am thankful that I was loved and that I could love," he added. Their split comes just weeks after reportedly appeared on court after his husband alleged that he bit him during a violent dispute. Weir recently worked as an NBC commentator at the Sochi Winter Olympics. > Strong support for equal marriage in Ireland says new figures > Norton ‘f**king furious’ after RTE pays out to anti-gay marriage activists