Johnny Weir skating Career, Controversy, Net Worth and Boyfriend

Published Date   04th Jun. 2017, 21:37 pm
Johnny Weir skating Career, Controversy, Net Worth and Boyfriend
Quick Info
Birth Name:John Garvin Weir
Date of Birth:02/07/1984
Age: 34 years old
Nationality:American
Net Worth: $3 million




Three times US Champion Johnny Weir skating career made him one of the superstars in the field of figure skating.

Synopsis

Born on July 2, 1984 in Pennsylvania, Johnny Weir skating practice started when he was 11. He is the winner of US Figure Skating Championship for three times. Also, he is the winner of Winter Olympics for two times. Moreover, the star turned more recognizable as he started hosting his own reality show Be Good Johnny Weir.

Birth and Early Days

Johnny Weir was born on July 2, 1984 as John Garvin in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Shy in the childhood, Garvin later became earned fame and gained recognition as Johnny Weir with his skating career. He is an American figure skater belonging to white ethnicity.

He was born to Patti Moore Weir—a home inspector and John Weir, who was a former high school football player. His father was injured in a car accident which made him unable to work properly.

Johnny Weir skating career started with him strapping his skating boots for the first time at the age of 11. Since Weir was a quick learner, he started performing like a pro within a week of him starting off his passion.

Johnny Weir skating passion ignited as he watched Oksana Baiul wining gold meda in 1994 Olympics. Weir has the parents who would support his dreams. His parents did whatever they could to make him the superstar today and the performer then. With his parents’ effort he could find a coach in New Jersey and lived off his life as a skater. The family moved to New Jersey primarily for the Johnny Weir skating career seeing his passion for it.

Professional Career and Success

Johnny Weir skating career did not take a long time to flourish. Just like him performing gracefully within a week of putting on the skating boot the first time, he became an exceptional and professional skater soon. Half a decade later they moved to New Jersey, Weir became the gold medalist in 2001 World Junior Championship. Furthermore, Weir success in skating continued as he won his first US Figure Skating Championship in 2005. Also, in 2006, Weir won his second US Figure Skating Championship.

Soon after, Weir career moved on rapidly as he won the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. This competition made him a star and showered him with more fame. Moreover, in 2010 Winter Games, Johnny Weir skating career hiked up as he finished sixth. He has won bronze twice at the Grand Prix Finals.

Johnny Weir skating style is well known among the watchers and his fans. His flamboyant style on and off the ice is something that has made Weir a hit.

Personal Life, Controversy and Net Worth

Johnny Weir skating career has not only gained recognition with his performances, but also by staying in controversy. Weir is quite outspoken about his opinions. So, he got into dispute with his fellow Olympic Skater Evan Lysacek. Not only with fellow mates, Weir also gained popularity by upsetting an anti-fur activist as he expressed his wish to include fur in his skating costume.

Regarding his sexuality, he confronted that he is gay in 2011 in his biography Welcome to my World. The following year, on December 20, 2012, Johnny Weir married his boyfriend Victor Voronov. The couple stayed married for three years before they divorced in 2015.

Johnny Weir also runs a reality show in television titled Be Good Johnny Weir which also brought him to highlight. Moreover a number of TV shows and reality programs has featured him.

Known for the flamboyant style and three times US Championship winner Johnny Weir net worth is estimated to $3 million by 2017. Even though, Weir has been a controversial athlete, he has been in limelight due to his amazing performances worthy of awards.

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