America’s longest-running soap opera might air on ABC, but the network probably wants to keep that type of drama out of the “Dancing with the Stars” ballroom. However, some of the show’s pros have found themselves involved in real-life plotlines involving deception, infidelity, and jealousy.
In November 2020, Elena Samodanova claimed her husband, “DWTS” pro Gleb Savchenko, had cheated on her. “After 14 years of marriage, and multiple affairs, I’ve decided enough is enough,” Samodanova told People, adding that “a recent inappropriate relationship” was the final straw. Gleb’s response made it evident that Samodanova believed he was having an affair with one of his celebrity partners on the show, “Selling Sunset” star Chrishell Stause. “My relationship with Chrishell was and remains strictly platonic,” his statement about their split read.
Chrishell soon revealed she was actually seeing another pro, Keo Motsepe, whom she later accused of lying to her in a series of posts on her Instagram Story (per Us Weekly), and Gleb was romantically linked to actor Cassie Scerbo in December 2020, per E! News. Later that same month, Gleb turned the tables on his ex, telling ET that it was Samodanova who had been unfaithful. He accused her of cheating on him with Vlad Kvartin, who has appeared on “DWTS” as a troupe member. Gleb also claimed Samodanova was jealous of his career because he “got the show and she didn’t” when they both auditioned to be pros in 2013. Yikes!