Gleb Savchenko is about to make historical past on “Dancing with the Stars.” The 39-year-old professional dancer is partnered with “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Shangela, marking the primary time a drag queen will compete on the movie star ballroom show.
“I’ve by no means danced with a male companion earlier than, and it is undoubtedly completely different, however in a great way,” Gleb informed E! News. “I truly get pleasure from our rehearsals, much more than I’ve loved rehearsing in earlier seasons.”
Longtime followers know that DWTS rehearsal schedule is demanding, which implies the professional dancers and their movie star companions should spend prolonged time away from their family members. For Gleb, which means much less time with Olivia and Zlata, his daughters from his marriage to fellow dancer Elena Samodanova.
Gleb Savchenko Split From His Wife Elena Samodanova in 2020
Gleb married fellow dancer Elena Samodanova in 2006. The two as soon as appeared collectively on Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing L.A.,” the place they listed their residence on the market with Tracy Tudor.
But in 2020, the DWTS professional dancer’s spouse of 14 years filed for divorce in Los Angeles. At the time, Elena accused Gleb of dishonest on her, and there have been rumors that he had an affair together with his DWTS companion, Chrishell Stause.
Gleb informed Entertainment Tonight that he had already moved out of the home he shared with Elena when she filed for divorce. He additionally staunchly denied ever dishonest on his spouse and as a substitute accused her of adulterous habits.
“We’ve had issues for years,” Gleb informed ET. “I used to be in a mentally abusive, jealous relationship. I all the time mentioned to myself, ‘Listen, she’s the mom of your youngsters, and you like her,simply make it work on your youngsters.'”
He additionally claimed that his ex was jealous of his success as a professional dancer.
“When we auditioned for ‘Dancing With the Stars’ in 2013, I obtained the show and she or he did not,” Gleb mentioned. “She nonetheless to today blames me, says it is my fault. So there’s nonetheless that jealousy. She all the time needed to be on each single purple carpet with me, all the time needed to do each single interview. … Every single season she would declare that she choreographed all my numbers and the whole lot … I sort of all the time performed that sport for her to make her really feel higher, as a result of she was my higher half, as all people likes to say. But it wasn’t true. I all the time did all the job.”
The couple’s divorce obtained even uglier amid a custody battle. According to Page Six, the 2 finalized their divorce in October 2021.
Gleb Savchenko is Dating Model Elena Belle
In 2021, Gleb Savchenko teased that he was in a brand new relationship, telling ET he had “a good looking good friend” who was “kinda well-known.” Since that point he has gone official together with his new girlfriend, model Elena Belle.
Elena Belle first labored in Sweden and in 2009 she moved to Hollywood to work as a model, in response to Expressen. She was beforehand married to music supervisor Michael Theanne, from 2016 till his sudden demise in 2020. Elena Belle has a daughter named Luna, per Billboard.
According to Us Weekly, Gleb and Elena Belle met through the summer time of 2021. A supply revealed that the 2 “bonded over their love of health and wellness and being single mother and father.”