'Dancing with the Stars' Season 31: Why did Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova split?

While their marriage couldn't survive, an update on why Gleb and Elena split and also if he is seeing someone

'Dancing with the Stars' Season 31: Why did Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova split?
Gleb Savchenko and ex-wife Elena Samodanova have parted after fourteen years of marriage (@glebsavchenkoofficial [email protected]/Instagram)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova were one of the most loved couples in the industry, but unfortunately, their marriage of fourteen years came to an end in November 2020. The renowned pro and his ex-wife Elena got hitched in July 2006. The duo shares two daughters namely Olivia and Zlata. While we want to see more of renowned Russian-American professional dancer Gleb Savchenko's smooth dance moves alongside celebrity contestant Shangela this season in 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 31, very few people might know the real reason behind the couple's publicized divorce and split from each other.

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Many might want to know if Gleb is currently seeing anyone.

With a smashing season premiere, which an ensemble cast of celebrities competing amongst each other to win the show, here's an update on why Gleb and Elena parted their ways from each other and if the renowned pro is currently seeing someone.

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Why did Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova split up from each other?

The prominent 'DWTS' alum has been a part of the famed dance reality series ever since Season 12. Gleb and Elena officially announced their decision to permanently part ways from each other back in November 2020. The 'So You Think You Can Dance' fame choreographer had taken to her Instagram story and mentioned that she and Gleb had called off their marriage after fourteen years as a couple. It read, "After 14 years of marriage with my deepest sadness our road is coming to the end".

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In his statement to US Weekly dated November 2020, Gleb shared that he and his wife Elena were going their separate ways. He said, "It is with a heavy heart that I tell you my wife and I are parting ways after 14 years of marriage. We still intend to coparent our wonderful children together who we love so dearly, and we will strive to continue to be the best parents that we can to them. We ask that you respect our family’s need for privacy and healing during this time".

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While Elena accused Savchenko of cheating on her with reality star Chrishell Stause, this was not the case. Confirming the real story during his interview with Entertainment Tonight dated December 2020, Gleb revealed that the rumors related to his infidelity circulating were false. He shared he had not cheated on her during their entire marriage. He said, "This whole thing, it was her trying to set it up. All of those partners that I danced with, it might have looked on TV like [it was something more], but it never was the case".

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Gleb in a relationship with Swedish model Elena Belle

Gleb is currently in a relationship with Swedish model Elena Belle. According to a PEOPLE.com article dated August 2021, Gleb and Elena have been dating each other since the summer of 2021. An insider told the publication the new love birds had gone on their first-ever vacation trip together as a couple to Miami beach. He said, "Gleb and Elena went on their first vacation together to Miami Beach and stayed at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort. This was the first time they got to spend a lot of time together after meeting on 4th of July".

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The twosome, who met through a mutual friend, got to know one another well in a tough phase related to Gleb's divorce from Savchenko.

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After winning applause from audiences every season, Gleb is ready to showcase his dancing skills alongside prominent drag queen Shangela in 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 31 on Disney+. The season would be premiering by 8 pm ET.


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