Dancing With The Stars has a very demanding schedule attached to the gig. That might not play to one pro dancer’s favor. Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova were married for 14 years until their divorce was formalized on October 22, 2021. Savchenko, a professional dancer on “Dancing With the Stars,” is facing a new dispute over his divorce and custody of his children.
According to court records obtained by Page Six, Elena Samodanova has requested the court for primary custody of her two kids, Olivia and Zlata whom she now shares with Savchenko. Samodanova also requested additional child support if she is granted primary custody.
“Savchenko travels extensively as a professional dancer and is not available to exercise the current custody/visitation schedule,” Samodanova wrote in the documents. She also requested primary custody of the minor children with alternate weekends and two-weekday visits from Savchenko.
According to the paperwork, the DWTS schedule “made it impossible for him to take care of our 4 and 10 girls, including assisting them with homework, taking them to school on time, putting them to bed at a reasonable hour, and taking them to their respective activities.”
Savchenko’s ex-wife added that there have been weeks where the girls were taken care of nearly solely by their nanny while Savchenko put in long hours at the studio.
The couple has joint custody of their children at the moment. According to the documents, Samodanova was uninformed of the “Dancing With the Stars” 2022 program, which included a live tour with Savchenko judging “Dancing With the Stars” in Sweden. Let’s see whether the tension between the two can be addressed and they end up on good terms someday.