‘DWTS’: Gleb Savchenko Says He Was in an Abusive Relationship With Elena Samodanova

This season of Dancing with the stars he has had his controversies.

While Cheryl Burke has expressed her desire to retire, and Artem Chigvintsev and Kaitlyn Bristowe have complained about unfair treatment, Gleb Savchenko is going through a public breakup with wife Elena Samodanova.

Several allegations have been leveled against Savchenko – alleging he defrauded with a hunting ball – but he is still controversial over the claims of his fallen wife.

Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova
‘DWTS’ stars Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova attend the 9th World Photography Awards, 2019 | Paul Archuleta / Getty Pictures

Elena Samodanova and Gleb Savchenko divorced in November

Savchenko and Samodanova married in 2006 and after 14 years together, announced their separation in November. Samodanova, who is also a professional dancer, started posting a series of cryptic notes on Instagram before the former couple officially announced.

Any of its messages read, “I don’t hate you, I’m just disappointed that you turned into everything you said you never would.”

Savchenko issued a statement through US Week and indicated that the pair would focus on co-parenting their two daughters. “I tell you my wife with a heavy heart and I part ways after 14 years of marriage,” he wrote.

“We still intend to bring together our wonderful children who we love so much, and we will try to be the best parents we can be. We ask you to respect our family’s need for privacy and healing at this time. “

Initially, Samodanova said that Savchenko was deceiving her, leading many to believe that the pro dancer was impatient with him. DWTS partner, Chrishell Stause.

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On December 22, Samodanova apparently filed for divorce. Page six reported to have been spotted on a beach in Mexico by a DWTS (Russian version) dancer, Vlad Kvartin, and the two were kissing and chewing.

In the month since they separated, Samodanova has campaigned on social media about her relationship with Savchenko and accused him of being disloyal and financially abandoned. But Savchenko contradicts her story and has said she has been impatient with Kvartin.

Savchenko says marriage was nonverbal

As well as claiming that his grieving wife was the one who cheated, Savchenko says she was mentally abusive. He spoke to him Entertainment tonight and maintains that Samodanova was jealous of him DWTS work in America and arranged things so she could work with Kvartin on it DWTS Russia.

“We have had problems for years. I was in an abstract, jealous relationship, ”said Savchenko. “I always said to myself, ‘Listen, she’s the mother of your children, and you love her, just get your children to work. ‘”

He also said that the cameras captured their home coming and going late at night when they were drunk. Savchenko denied a false denial.

“The thing is, I was never deceived. No, never, never. This whole thing, she was trying to establish, ”he said. “All those partners I danced with, maybe he was watching TV [it was something more], but never. ”

The dancer said that Samodanova is working to gain fame. He accused her of threatening: “After this divorce, I skin you. I’m going to take everything you have, even your kids, and make you walk back to Russia where you came from. Those were her exact words, ”Savchenko recalled.

Their separation is playing out in public, but both say they want to move on for their children and their professional lives.

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