DWTS pro Gleb Savchenko’s wife talked to the media for the first time this weekend, claiming he’s been cheating on her for years. Elena Samodanova opened up for the first time about the couple’s impending divorce to People.
In the interview, she made it clear the most recent rumors of infidelity were just the back breaker. It wasn’t the first time she heard such talk. In fact, the dancer’s spouse and mother of two, hinted there was a lot more than rumors about Savchenko sleeping around.
“After 14 years of marriage, and multiple affairs, I’ve decided enough is enough,” Samodanova said. “Gleb and I have created a family and multiple businesses together. But apparently, it just wasn’t enough to keep our marriage strong,”
‘DWTS’ Pro’s Ongoing Infidelity
The spurned wife said her husband has been seeing someone else very recently. Those comments are in line with the rumors that sparked up this week.
Fans of Dancing With The Stars believe they know exactly who Savchenko romanced. His partner this season, Chrishell Stause went public with denials she is the “other woman” in this scenario. However, Internet sleuths around the world believe their chemistry on the dance floor hints at chemistry off screen.
Samodanova didn’t say if she knows the woman at the center of the latest affair. However, she knows there is an affair, and it was the last straw.
“Gleb’s ongoing infidelity and a recent inappropriate relationship has created turmoil in our marriage and absolutely torn our family apart,” she told People.
“No wife should ever stand by and watch while another woman gifts her husband expensive presents, lures him out to dinners and seduces him at every turn,” she added. “My trust in Gleb is irrevocably broken. It is time that I walk away and begin to heal so I can be the best version of myself for my girls.”
Confirming The Split
Earlier this week, the DWTS pro confirmed problems in his marriage. He announced through his Instagram account he and Samodanova split after 14-years of marriage. However, he did not address rumors about an affair.
He also didn’t comment on his soon-to-be ex-wife’s allegations after the interview. Dancing With The Stars judges and viewers eliminated Gavchenko and Stause earlier this month. Just what happens now for him is anyone’s guess.
DWTS showrunners can’t be happy about the controversy surrounding the recent season. It’s true rumors and drama make for more eyeballs on a program. However, this kind of drama tends to taint a reality show built on a pure image.
It’s also not clear what’s next for Stause. The Selling Sunset star talked about her own pain after she split with husband Justin Hartley last year. Rumors of her being a “homewrecker” could follow her for a while.