Dancing With the Stars News: Gleb Savchenko Wants Spousal Support from Ex Elena Samodanova
Dancing With the Stars news shows that pro dancer Gleb Savchenko has made a request of his estranged wife Elena Samodanova in the aftermath of their very public split in November—he wants spousal support.
The couple were married for 14 years of marriage and after the split which they announced on social media, there were a lot of back and forth he said, she said verbal volleys.
Dancing With the Stars News: Gleb Savchenko Wants Spousal Support in Divorce from Elena Samodanova
It’s being reported that Gleb Savchenko responded to estranged wife Elena Samodanova’s divorce filing on March 2. According to People, Savchenko’s response to Samodanova’s petition is requesting joint legal and physical custody of their two daughters, Olivia, 10, and Zlata, 3, as well as spousal support.
Savchenko’s documents go on to request to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support to Samodanova, plus requests that she pay for his attorney’s fees and costs.
Dancing With the Stars News: Gleb Savchenko in Middle of Divorce from Elena Samodanova
Reps for Savchenko and Samodanova did not respond to People’s requests for comment on Friday.
Samodanova, 36, officially filed for divorce from Savchenko, 37, on Dec. 22. At that time she requested joint legal and physical custody of their daughters, as well as spousal support. Mirroring her ex’s petition, she also asked to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support to her ex.
Back in November the two announced their split after nearly a decade and a half of marriage. It was not long before Samodanova accused Savchenko of, “ongoing infidelity,” claims that Savchenko has repeatedly denied.
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Dancing With the Stars News: Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova Were Married for 14 Years
He has told Entertainment Tonight, “I’ve never actually cheated on [Elena]. Never, ever, ever.”
The Russian pro had just exited Dancing With the Stars Season 29 when the announcement was made. Plenty of headlines were generated insinuating that his celeb dance partner, Selling Sunset’s Chrishell Stause (ex Jordan Ridgeway, Days of our Lives), played a factor in the split. Both he and Stause denied any rumors of a romance between them.
By December the air had settled and Savchenko and Samodanova were photographed together spending time with their children. In one instance they were seen in West Hollywood enjoying time with their daughters.
Since their November announcement, Samodanova was spotted kissing DWTS alum Vlad Kvartin in December, and Savchenko has been linked to actress and dancer Cassie Scerbo.
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