The Russian dancer, 37, split from wife Elena Samodanova earlier this month — and immediately sparked hypothesis of an affair with the previous cleaning soap opera star, 39. Each Stause and Savchenko have denied that they were more than just friends on the ABC ballroom dance competitors, and amid the drama, Smith, 43, is coming to her buddy’s protection.
“Poor Chrishell,” the inside designer mentioned during an interview on FUBAR Radio on Thursday, November 12. “She was like, ‘I went by a really public divorce. Like, the very last thing she would ever do is add to someone’s infidelity if that’s what was happening.’ However that’s simply the way it goes when you’re within the highlight, however I believe she’s fairly pissed off about it. … It appears like perhaps the spouse is utilizing this as, like, an inexpensive PR stunt.”
Savchenko and the So You Suppose You Can Dance choreographer, 36, tied the knot in July 2006 and share two daughters, Olivia, 10, and Zlata, 3. Following the information of their break up, Samodanova got here ahead with allegations of her estranged husband’s “ongoing infidelity” — and cited a “current inappropriate relationship.” Savchenko later denied the claims, telling Us Weekly that he and Stause kept things “strictly platonic.”
“Our friendship throughout our season on DWTS was not the explanation for our break up. Elena and I’ve had longstanding points in our marriage. This has been an ongoing state of affairs between Elena and I paired with poor timing,” Savchenko continued. “It was my deepest hope to maintain our personal life simply that: personal. I’m saddened and disenchanted to see that Elena has chosen to not do the identical.”
The realtor, for her half, shared her condolences for the tip of her DWTS associate’s marriage. The Kentucky native recently struggled through her own split after her husband of two years, Justin Hartley, filed for divorce in November 2019.
“I’m so saddened in regards to the information of Gleb and Elena’s break up,” Stause wrote in an Instagram Story after Savchenko made headlines. “It’s unlucky that this has brought on rumors to swirl about my private life. Having gone by a public break up myself, I might not want this on anybody.”
She added: “As you possibly can think about, the numerous hours of coaching and dance rehearsals has created a strong supportive friendship, however nothing extra. I want nothing however the perfect for each Gleb and Elena throughout this unlucky time.”
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