December 27, 2020
"Dancing with the Stars" alum Gleb Savchenko's estranged wife Elena Samodanova opened up on their relationship during an Instagram Live session.
Last Tuesday, Elena Samodanova held an Instagram Live with her 3-year-old daughter, Zlata. During the session, the mother-daughter duo made pancakes.
Samodanova also took the opportunity of the Instagram Live session to answer questions from her fans while making pancakes with Zlata.
One fan asked Samodanova what plans she had for the ballroom dance studio she manages with her ex-husband, Gleb Savchenko, a "Dancing with the Stars" pro dancer.
In reply to the question, Samodanova expressed anger towards Savchenko, who is currently in Mexico, vacationing with a new lover, actress Cassie Scerbo.
She said they have tried to figure out if they would run the dance studio together, adding that it would not be at this moment as she is too angry at him to do anything now.
Samodanova and Savchenko ended their 14-year marriage in November. They announced their decision to separate on their social media pages.
Samodanova and his celebrity dance partner in the last edition of "DWTS," Chrishell Stause, were romantically involved.
The couple expressed readiness to co-parent their daughters, Zlata, and her older sister, Olivia, 9. They also asked for privacy during the period.
Following the split, a source told Us Weekly that Savchenko is focused on his children and described him as a hands-on dad who is protective of his daughters.
The source added that the pro dancer is trying to handle the situation in the best way he can and avoid giving Samodanova any kind of leeway for their kids' sake.
Amid Savchenko and Samodanova's separation, the latter accused the pro dancer of ongoing infidelity, saying it had created turmoil in their relationship and torn their family apart.
There were also suggestions that Savchenko and his celebrity dance partner in the last edition of "DWTS," Chrishell Stause, were romantically involved.
However, Savchenko spoke out following Samodanova's accusations and rumors of his and Stause's relationship, saying they were platonic friends and that it was not the reason for his split with Samodanova.
He said he and Samodanova had longstanding issues in their marriage, adding that he always hoped to keep their private life out of the spotlight and was disappointed and saddened his ex-wife did not do the same.
Stause also spoke about Savchenko and Samodanova's split, saying she was saddened with the news before clarifying that there was nothing between her and the former.
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