Close your chapter. Gleb Savchenko‘s estranged wife, Elena Samodanova, officially filed for divorce one month after the separation was announced.
36-year-old choreographer So You Think You Can Dance filed documents with a Los Angeles courthouse on Tuesday, December 22, seeking the dissolution of their marriage to underage children. Samodanova also filed a request for mediation regarding custody, visit and alimony. The estranged couple shares daughters Olivia (10) and Zlata (3).
Court documents received from Us Weekly state that “The court is instructing both parties to participate in mediation to discuss custody and / or the visit” and to create “a consensual plan for parenting.” A hearing is planned for March 2021.
Samodanova and Savchenko, 37, announced in November that they would go their separate ways after 14 years of marriage. At the time, Dancing With the Stars fans wondered if Savchenko was friends with more than just the season 29 partner Chrishell reservoir. Both the ballroom pro and the 29-year-old Selling Sunset star denied the rumors.
“My relationship with Chrishell was and is strictly platonic,” Savchenko said in a statement to us in November. “Our friendship during our season at DWTS wasn’t the reason for our separation. Elena and I have had longstanding problems in our marriage. This was an ongoing situation between Elena and me, coupled with poor timing. “
Amid the couple’s chaotic breakup, an insider told us that Savchenko’s top priority is caring for his children.
“Gleb is such a practical father and is very protective of his children,” the source said. “He tries to handle everything as well as possible so as not to give Elena any leeway for her children.”
Earlier this month, farm celebs joined Alaun Stause and their new boyfriend DWTS. Keo Motsepeon a romantic couple trip to Mexico. Savchenko was accompanied by a new friend Cassie Scerbo. As they shared their burgeoning romance on social media, a source revealed that the duo “really enjoy each other’s company” and “are just getting to know each other.”
For her part, Samodanova was spotted kissing a new boyfriend recently – DWTS ‘ Vlad Kvartin – on Monday, December 21st, on a beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. A week after she admitted that she was “pissed” about her breakup in Savchenko, her PDA-filled short vacation came.
“I don’t know if Prince Charming exists anymore,” Samodanova said during an open Instagram livestream earlier this month. “It’s a fairy tale that I don’t really believe in anymore.”
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