Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause is addressing the rumors that she and her Dancing with the Stars pro partner Gleb Savchenko had an affair.
Savchenko announced on Friday that he and his wife, Elena Samodanova, had split after 14 years of marriage. Samodanova claimed that the split was due to Savchenko’s “ongoing infidelity.”
She shared an exclusive statement with ET discussing the decision to split with Savchenko. “After 14 years of marriage, and multiple affairs, I’ve decided enough is enough. Gleb and I have created a family and multiple businesses together. But apparently, it just wasn’t enough to keep our marriage strong,” Samodanova said. “Gleb’s ongoing infidelity and a recent inappropriate relationship has created turmoil in our marriage and absolutely torn our family apart.”
“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 continued. “Last night was the final straw, and I can no longer turn my head the other way. My trust in Gleb is irrevocably broken and it is time that I walk away and begin to heal so I can be the best version of myself for my girls.”
Many fans immediately jumped to the conclusion that Stause had something to do with the split, but she took to Instagram to set the record straight. “I am so saddened about the news of Gleb and Elena’s split. It is unfortunate that this has caused rumors to swirl about my personal life,” Stause began. “Having gone through a public split myself, I would not wish this on anyone.”
“As you can imagine, the countless hours of training, and dance rehearsals has created a strong supportive friendship, but nothing more,” Stause continued. “I wish nothing but the best for both Gleb and Elena during this unfortunate time.”