- Professional dancer “Dancing With the Stars” Gleb Savchenko responded to his wife Elena Samodanova’s accusations and denial of rumors that he was having an affair with his partner Chrishell Stause on Saturday.
- Shortly after the married couple announced their breakup via Instagram on Friday, Samodanova accused Savchenko of “persistent infidelity” in an interview with People.
- The Russian dancer gave a statement to E! News, said he would not let “The false accusations and internet rumors remain unresolved.
- “Our friendship during our season on ̵6;DWTS’ is not the reason for our breakup,” he explained and continued, “Elena and I have had lasting problems in the past. our marriage. “
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Although the “Dancing With the Stars” partners Chrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko were fan favorites on the show, the Russian dancer said their relationship was “purely pure” and unrelated. to his farewell to his wife, Elena Samodanova recently.
Following Friday’s Instagram announcement that the couple ended their 14-year marriage, Samodanova accused her husband of “persistent infidelity” and “recent inappropriate relationship” in one Interview with People.
Samodanova told the magazine: “No wife should watch when another woman gives her husband expensive gifts, lure him out to dinner and seduce him wherever he is.”
She continued, “Last night was the last straw and I could no longer turn my head in the other direction. My faith in Gleb was irreversibly broken and it was time for me to walk away and start healing. good so I can be the best version of myself. for my girls. “
Savchenko and Samodanova have two daughters, 9-year-old Olivia and 3-year-old Zlata.
Although Samodanova did not explicitly name Stause, the breakup has sparked online rumors of romance between “DWTS” partners.
Savchenko has denied fraudulent rumors in a statement he released to E! News on Saturday.
“While I will continue to respect my family’s privacy, I will not stand and allow false accusations and internet rumors to not be resolved,” he began and continued, ” My relationship with Chrishell has been and remains very pure.
Savchenko made it clear that his partnership with Stause “is not the reason” that led to the breakup, instead pointing to the problems that existed in his marriage.
“Elena and I have had backlog issues in our marriage. This is the ongoing situation between Elena and me with poor timing,” he said, adding that he was “sad and disappointed. “that Samodanova was no more discreet about their breakup.
On the day the couple announced their breakup, Stause told fans that she was “sad” to hear the news on her Instagram story.
The “Semi-Sunset” star also addressed claims that her on-screen partnership with Savchenko played a role in the breakup.
“Unfortunately because this has caused rumors to revolve around my personal life. Having been through public divisions myself, I would not expect this from anyone,” she said.
In November 2019, Justin Hartley filed for divorce from Stause, ending their two-year marriage. The aftermath of the breakup took place in the third season of “Semi-Sunset” and dominated the headlines for months.
The reality star, who was engaged to “Glee” star Matthew Morrison before, also said that she and Savchenko, who were dropped from the show on November 2, were nothing more than a “supportive friendship. strong household. “
“As you can imagine, countless hours of training and dance practice have created a strong supportive friendship, but nothing more,” she wrote. “I wish nothing but the best for both Gleb and Elena during this unfortunate time.”
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