Dancing with the stars pro Gleb Savchenko has hit back at rumors that he was having an affair with actress Jana Kramer†
The professional dancer dismissed the claims in a new interview with entertainment tonightsaying that suggestions the couple hooked up in 2016 while dancing partners on the program are “definitely not” true.
“There’s a lot of acting, there’s a lot of chemistry, natural chemistry and you know, if you dance and train someone every day, and you’re up close and personal, you develop a certain bond,” explains Savchenko, 38. †
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“The viewer sees it. I mean, you want that because you want to last in the competition, and it was my job to make sure we go very, very far,” he continued.
“Have we ever had anything? Absolutely not. Absolutely not. Whatever she said to her boyfriend, maybe she was trying to make him jealous, you know. You can ask her the same question, she’ll probably answer the same.”
At the time of the alleged affair, Kramer, 38, had just… divorced from her NFL star husband Mike Caussin, who was then reportedly seeking treatment for sex addiction. The couple reconciled in 2017, a year after their breakup, but they would split permanently in 2021.
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Kramer – who has played on One Tree Hill — then went on to date US Navy SEAL Ian Schinelli for six months, with the couple breaking up in April this year. It was Schinelli who claimed… We Weekly that Kramer had cheated on Savchenko.
“Jana admitted to sleeping with two men while Mike was in rehab. She slept with Gleb,” Schinelli claimed. “She justified it by saying, ‘We were legally divorced.’”
In his interview with ETSavchenko said Schinelli’s allegations came as a shock.
“I just feel a little sad that he had to go that way and say something like that about her,” said the professional dancer. “I was totally surprised. She texted me, ‘Dude, can you imagine him saying all this? I’ve never, you know… anything.’ So, but absolutely not.”
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Meanwhile, Savchenko’s ex-wife Elena Samodanova – the mother of his two daughters – had previously put forward her own charges of cheating.
“It’s no secret that Gleb has had affairs with former dance partners — and who knows who else,” Samodanova’s rep claimed when the couple split in 2020.
Savchenko has denied his ex-wife’s claims.
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