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Strictly star Gleb Savchenko splits from wife Elena after 14 years: ‘With a heavy heart'

Former Strictly Come Dancing pro Gleb Savchenko, 37, and his wife Elena Samodanova, 36, have announced their separation after 14 years of marriage. The star, who is currently a professional dancer on The Dancing With The Stars, 37, shared the news in a statement today.

In spite of their split, Gleb and Elena vowed to continue to co-parent their children Olivia, 10, and Zlata, three, together.

Gleb wrote: “It is with a heavy heart that I tell you my wife and I are parting ways after 14 years of marriage.

“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.”

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“She wanted a dance studio, here you go! You want to go to work and teach kids, here.

“I have the best wife because she’s very supportive. She supports what I do, we do the same thing.” 

Gleb added: “It’s kind of having the same goals. She has crazy ideas, and I say, ‘Let’s make it happen.’ 

“But she is the one who kind of starts it all.”


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