Fight back. Gleb Savchenko replied to estranged woman Elena SamodanovaDivorce petition with your own petitions.
In three court documents received from Us weekly, the Dance with the stars The 37-year-old pro asked for joint legal and physical custody of his daughters Olivia (10) and Zlata (3) on March 2nd. He also asked Samodanova, 36, to support him in the marriage and pay the legal fees. He is trying to end the court’s ability to provide financial assistance to Samodanova as well.
One of the legal documents states that “a discovery must be made” to determine the couple’s respective assets and debts. They have court dates scheduled for March 30th and June 2nd.
Savchenko and Samodanova announced their separation in November 2020 after 14 years of marriage. The So you think you can dance The choreographer was seeking custody of her children and child support when she filed for divorce the following month. She also urged her estranged husband to support the spouses and take care of their legal fees.
“The parties took part in the mediation to resolve the issues prior to filing this lawsuit,” she said in her court file on December 22nd. [Savchenko] refused to pay child or spouse benefits without a court order. “
According to her petition, Samodanova believes her estranged husband is able to pay spousal benefits because he “earns an approximate annual salary of $ 406,614” from his role Dance with the starswhich equates to $ 33,884 per month. The businesswoman said she was “unemployed” and said her “only source of income” came from the dance studio she owned with the reality star. It brings in $ 37,250 per year – or $ 3,105 per month – but has been closed since February 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Samodanova stated that Savchenko’s financial support would enable her children to continue to have a “high standard of living”.
Shortly after their split was confirmed, Samodanova accused Savchenko of cheating on her amid rumors that he was having an affair with him DWTS partner Chrishell reservoir. He later denied the allegations.
“While I will continue to respect my family’s privacy, I will not stand by and let false allegations and internet rumors not be addressed,” he said Us in November 2020. “My relationship with Chrishell was and is strictly platonic. Our friendship continued throughout our season DWTS wasn’t the reason for our breakup. Elena and I have had longstanding problems in our marriage. This was an ongoing situation between Elena and me, coupled with poor timing. “
The following month, said Savchenko Entertainment tonight that the longtime couple “had problems for years” and that he was “in a mentally abusive, jealous relationship”. He added, “The thing is, I’ve never cheated on her. Never in my life.”
Savchenko went public with Do it or break it alum Cassie Scerbo Beginning of December. In February, Us exclusively reveals that the two are “taking a break” from their romance.
“They haven’t split up exactly, they’re just spending time apart,” the source said. “[They are] still in touch with each other. “
Samodanova, for her part, told the story Us last month that she is ready to move on for good. “He was given the last of the papers and there is no looking back,” she said on February 4. I wish Gleb and all his friends all the best. “
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