Meet DWTS Gleb Savchenko’s Wife and Their Lookalike Daughters
Gleb Savchenko's wife Elena has a lot going for her in addition to being the wife of a professional dancer and the mother of two beautiful girls.
Elena Samodanova is no doubt married to one of television's biggest hunks and greatest dancers, but not everyone knows she's a dancer herself — and also drop-dead gorgeous.
Born in 1984, Samodanova is the offspring of two former dancers. She went to the Moscow Theatre Arts University where she learned drama, but it's her dancing genes that dictated her career and love life.
How they met
Gleb Savchenko met his beautiful wife in a Moscow dance studio and they started to date in 2006 after a short friendship. The pair got married the year after and have remained together ever since.
Samodanova, 34, is a Russian blonde who has attained many achievements in dance including finishing in the top 10 of the World Dance Championship for Australia.
She's also won awards at the UK Championship, the Australian Professional Championship, the Australian South Pacific Championship, the Canberra Open Professional Championship and the Closed Hong Kong Championship.
Like her husband, Samodanova's also appeared on television. She was in the UK version of "Dancing "With The Stars" in 2015 where she helped her husband who had partnered with television presenter Anita Rani.
Growing the family
Samodanova and Savchenko both have a lot going on besides their careers. In 2011, they gave birth to daughter Olivia and in 2017, they welcomed their second girl, Zlata.
The little girls are the perfect mix of their parents, but Olivia definitely looks a lot like her father, down to her brunette locks. Her sister has blonde locks like their mom.
Olivia loves to dance
Olivia is also similar to both parents in another big way. She loves dancing as much as they do it appears. The young girl reportedly knows how to dance classical ballet, step, tango, and jazz.
Back in October 2018, she competed in the Elite Dancesport competition. Olivia's interests also include tennis, gymnastics, swimming, and horse riding.
Her hobbies could be influenced by her mom, who also loves horse riding as well as surfing, cooking, Bikram yoga and, of course, teaching dance.
Standing at 5 feet 8 inches to her husband's 6 feet 1 inch, Samodanova is, at her best, the greatest dancer on the floor at any given time, but she's above all a loving mom.
Meanwhile, Savchenko seems like a great husband and with his kind, charismatic, and endearing personality, not to mention his flawless looks, it's no wonder everyone who knows him loves him.
The dancer competed in 2015 on the talent show "Strictly Come Dancing" and finished in fifth place with partner Rani. He opted out of returning the next year in order to spend more time with his family.
Savchenko made his debut on the US "Dancing With The Stars" back in 2013 when he partnered with Lisa Vanderpump and finished in tenth place.
He didn't return until 2017 for season 23 and has been on the show ever since. Due to his teaching past and account of him being so well-traveled, much of the cast already knew him before he started.
His other interests
Savchenko also dabbles in other industries. In 2016, he competed in a cooking show called "Celebrity MasterChef" — he didn't win. With his chiseled jawline, Savchenko's modeling past comes as a surprise of no one.
Behind the cameras and off the stage, he's also interested in enjoying the beach and keeping up those rock hard abs by going to the gym regularly.
Savchenko's Instagram page is filled with not only promotional content, but with photos of him and his wife, each of his little girls, and all of them together. He certainly has a beautiful family.