Dancing With the Stars' Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova Break Up After 14 Years of Marriage

After more than a decade of marriage, Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova have announced their relationship has come to an end. Read on for what they had to say about their split.

By Samantha Schnurr Dec 22, 2020 10:40 PMTags
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UPDATEGleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova's marriage is officially over. 

Samodanova filed for divorce from the Dancing With the Stars pro in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Dec. 22, E! News confirms. 

The update comes as they both move on with new relationships. Savchenko is currently dating actress Cassie Scerbo, while his ex was recently photographed kissing fellow ballroom dancer Vlad Kvartin. Get more details on their split below. 


After 14 years of marriage, Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova are taking their final bow as husband and wife. 

The ballroom dance pros, who tied the knot in July 2006, announced they are splitting on Friday, Nov. 6. "It is with a heavy heart that I tell you my wife and I are parting ways after 14 years of marriage," Savchenko wrote in an Instagram post. "We still intend to co-parent 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."

Samodanova echoed the news on her Instagram Story, writing, "After 14 years of marriage with my deepest sadness our road is coming to the end." She also seemed to cryptically reference their breakup with a post of a quote that read, "I don't hate you, I'm just disappointed you turned into everything you said you'd never be."

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While the reason behind their breakup remains unconfirmed, the two performers are parents to daughters Zlata, 3, and Olivia, 10.

On July 12, the husband and wife celebrated their wedding anniversary with gushing posts about the milestone. "Two souls but with a single thought, two hearts that beat as one," Savchenko wrote. "Happy 14th Anniversary my love."

She added on her page, "14 years Together ! 'Real Love stories never have endings.'"

Most recently, Savchenko competed on the 29th season of Dancing With the Stars as a pro dancer partnered with Selling Sunset's Chrishell Stause, whose divorce from Justin Hartley made renewed headlines ahead of the competition. They were recently eliminated on Nov. 2, placing eighth. 

E! News has reached out to his rep for further comment. 

(This story was originally published on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 at 12:39 p.m. PST)