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Figure skater Weir weds on New Year's Eve

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US men's figure skater Johnny Weir married his boyfriend Victor Voronov on New Year's Eve in New York.

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"I'm married!" Weir tweeted to fans about getting the "official stuff" over with. The pair plan to have a formal wedding over the summer.

The couple left New York Monday for their honeymoon in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic.

Weir, 27, and his new spouse, 28, have known each other for a while and reconnected over the summer.

Voronov, a lawyer who graduated from Georgetown Law School, changed his name on his Twitter profile to Victor Weir-Voronov.

Weir, a two-time Olympian, recently opened up about his sexuality and confirmed he was gay in January 2011.

In his 2011 memoir, "Welcome to My World," Weir openly identified himself as gay after previously dodging the issue. Back in 2006, he told fans on his website, "I don't feel the need to express my sexual being."

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