Dancing With The Stars pro Gleb Savchenko has spoken out after his wife, Elena Samodanova, accused him of “ongoing infidelity.”
The couple announced that they were separating on Friday after 14 years of marriage. After the announcement, Samodanova claimed that Savchenko has been unfaithful multiple times throughout their marriage.
“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 in a statement to ET on Saturday. “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.”
Meanwhile, Savchenko has denied the allegations made by his wife. He also commented on the ongoing rumors that he and his former DWTS partner Chrishell Stause were romantically linked.
“While I will continue to respect the privacy of my family, I will not stand by and allow false accusations and internet rumors go unaddressed,” Savchenko told ET. “My relationship with Chrishell was and remains strictly platonic. Our friendship during our season on DWTS was not the reason for our split. Elena and I have had longstanding issues in our marriage. This has been an ongoing situation between Elena and I paired with poor timing.”
“It was my deepest hope to keep our private life just that: Private. I am saddened and disappointed to see that Elena has chosen not to do the same,” he concluded.