Gleb's ex wife Elena

5 Facts About Gleb Savchenko’s Former Wife Elena Samodanova

Learn about Gleb Savchenko’s ex-wife, Elena Samodanova with these 5 fun facts inside.

The news just broke that Dancing with the Stars pro, Gleb Savchenko has split from his wife of 14 years, Elena Samodanova. He is currently competing in season 29 of the ABC dancing show alongside his partner Chrishell Stause. But who is his ex-wife?

Let’s dive in to find out a little bit more about Elena below.

1. She is a Choreographer


Just like her husband Gleb, Elena is a professional dancer. She is a choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance on FOX. Elena was also a judge on the Russian version of Dancing with the Stars.

2. They Have 2 Children

Through 14 years of marriage, the couple had two beautiful daughters together. Their names are Zlata and Olivia. Both girls have their own Instagram profiles but are often seen on their parents pages as well. In mid-September, Elena posted a photo of the family with the caption, “Life is beautiful. It’s about giving. It’s about family.”

3. She is in her late 30’s

Elena Samodanova was born on October 3, 1984 which means she turned 36 years old this year. Her birth sign is Libra. She posted a photo of herself holding a birthday cake with popup dancers on it. The caption reads, “Thank you all so much for your lovely birthday messages.
I felt so much love 💕 my friends and family made my birthday very special, I love you all!”

4. It’s All in the Family

Elena comes from a musical family. Her mother, Irina and her father were both dancers. Now we know where she gets her talent!

5. Focusing on the Girls

Since the news of the split broke, it’s obvious that Elena is focusing her attention on her two daughters. She shared a sweet photo with the girls just one day ago saying, ““There is nothing as powerful as mother’s love and nothing as healing as a child’s soul.”