DWTS pro Cheryl Brooke has weighed in on the affair rumors swirling around Gleb Savchenko and Chrishell Stause.
The star addressed the speculation they had become romantically involved in an interview with the Pretty Messed Up podcast, where she insisted, ‘Just because they dry hump on TV guys doesn’t mean it’s real.’
‘This is the whole thing. When you’re in this world of Hollywood, you do reality shows and this stuff does happen,’ the dancer, 36, said.
Both Chrishell and her DWTS partner Gleb have both denied any inappropriate relationship.
Coming to their defense: Cheryl Burke is standing up for Chrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko as rumors of an affair continue to swirl around them
‘People dry hump and people go, “Oh! They’re having sex. They’re having sex.” But when you see a sex scene in a movie, do you think they’re actually really having sex?’ Cheryl pondered.
‘Right now it’s just a big deal because Gleb and his wife are separating,’ she added. ‘I’ve known them for a while, they’re both in the competitive dance world scene. I’ve known his wife as well and their beautiful kids and I send my love to Gleb and his family. This can’t be easy for anybody right now, especially when you have kids involved.’
Cheryl believes the affair rumors were fueled by the separation announcement.
‘Chrishell kind of said something on her own Instagram that it has nothing to do with her really and that she just wishes the family well,’ Cheryl added.
Speculation: Rumors of an affair have recently started swirling around Chrishell and Gleb
Gleb recently denied accusations of infidelity from his estranged wife Elena Samodanova, who accused the dancer of ‘ongoing infidelity’ hours after the pair announced their spearation.
‘After 14 years of marriage, and multiple affairs, I’ve decided enough is enough,’ she told People. ‘Gleb and I have created a family and multiple businesses together. But apparently, it just wasn’t enough to keep our marriage strong.’
She continued: ‘Gleb’s ongoing infidelity and a recent inappropriate relationship has created turmoil in our marriage and absolutely torn our family apart.’
Split: Savchenko’s wife Elena Samodanova accuses DWTS Star of ‘ongoing infidelity’ and having an ‘inappropriate relationship’
‘No wife should ever stand by and watch while another woman gifts her husband expensive presents, lures him out to dinners and seduces him at every turn,’ the mother-of-two revealed.
Without getting into detail, she said she could ‘no longer turn’ her ‘head the other way’ and that her trust in Gleb is irrevocably broken.
‘It is time that I walk away and begin to heal so I can be the best version of myself for my girls,’ she concluded.
Gleb responded to Elena’s claims on Saturday, telling Dailymail.com: ‘While I will continue to respect the privacy of my family, I will not stand by and allow false accusations and internet rumors go unaddressed.
Split: Dancing With The Stars pro Gleb Savchenko and wife Elena Samodanova recently announced they are separating after 14 years of marriage; seen in 2013
‘My relationship with Chrishell was and remains strictly platonic. Our friendship during our season on DWTS was not the reason for our split.
‘Elena and I have had longstanding issues in our marriage. This has been an ongoing situation between Elena and I paired with poor timing. It was my deepest hope to keep our private life just that: private. I am saddened and disappointed to see that Elena has chosen not to do the same.’
With a ‘heavy heart’, Gleb broke news of the split to fans on social media on Friday, posting a statement and a photo of his family at the beach.
‘It is with a heavy heart that I tell you my wife and I are parting ways after 14 years of marriage,’ Gleb wrote in the caption.
‘We still intend to co-parent our wonderful children together who we love so dearly, and we will strive to continue to be the best parents that we can to them. We ask that you respect our family’s need for privacy and healing during this time.’
Called it quits: Gleb announced their separation on Instagram with a photo of his family
Elena announced the news on her Instagram stories, where she shared a photo of her and Gleb in happier times.
‘After 14 years of marriage with my deepest sadness our road is coming to an end,’ Elena wrote.
She also posted a cryptic message about going back on one’s word.
‘I don’t hate you, I’m just disappointed you turned into everything you said you’d never be,’ read the post.
It’s over: Elena announced the news on her Instagram stories, where she shared a photo of her and Gleb in happier times
Gleb and Elena married in 2006, and share daughters Olivia, 10, and Zlata, three.
Meanwhile, Gleb’s dance partner Chrishell has denied playing any part in the split, amid rumors Gleb got flirty with her during her stint on DWTS.
‘I am so saddened about the news of Gleb and Elena’s split,’ the realtor wrote on her Instagram Stories on Thursday night.
Mysterious: Elena also posted a cryptic message about going back on one’s word
‘It is unfortunate that this has caused rumors to swirl about my personal life. Having gone through a public split myself, I would not wish this on anyone.’
‘As you can imagine, the countless hours of training, and dance rehearsals has created a strong supportive friendship, but nothing more,’ she added. ‘I wish nothing but the best for both Gleb and Elena during this unfortunate time,’ she concluded.
The duo – who were eliminated from the competition this week – ‘were the talk of the set and had a big fight a few weeks ago’ a source told Page Six.
Denial: Meanwhile, Gleb’s dance partner Chrishell Stause has denied playing any part in the split, amid rumors Gleb got flirty with her during her stint on DWTS
To apologize, the Russian dancer allegedly sent the Selling Sunset star some flowers
The disagreement was apparently so upsetting for Chrishell, 39, that she refused to do press after the show. To apologize, the Russian dancer sent the Selling Sunset star some flowers, which Chrishell showed off on Instagram.
Dailymail.com has reached out to reps for Gleb and Chrishell for comment.
Following their elimination, Gleb posted a gushing tribute to Chrishell, and called her a ‘friend for life.’
Claims: There are rumors that Gleb and dance partner Chrishell Stause got very flirty
‘To my real estate of a partner, I couldn’t have asked for a better season. @chrishell.stause I’m so proud of everything you accomplished over the last 8 weeks. Your improvement and dedication each Monday is what makes me love being a teacher and creator. Thank you for making this season so memorable and I’m happy to know I’ve gained a new friend for life.’
Gleb hails from Moscow, Russia, and first began performing for Dancing With The Stars in Australia in 2012.
He has been performing as a professional dancer for the U.S. version off-on since 2013.
Elena is also a professional dancer, who owns and operates the ballroom dance studio Pro Dance LA with Gleb.
Chopping block: Gleb and Chrishell were eliminated from DWTS this week
Passion for dance: Elena is also a professional dancer, who owns and operates the ballroom dance studio Pro Dance LA with Gleb