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Who Is 'Nikki Bella Says I Do' Star Gleb Savchenko? Meet The Best Man Who's Winning Viewers' Hearts
"Nikki Bella Says I Do" best man Gleb Savchenko is capturing the eyes and hearts of viewers, but who is he exactly?
“Barmageddon” host Nikki Bella is sharing her personal life in a four-part event series on E!, “Nikki Bella Says I Do” that gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at her long-awaited nuptials with Artem Chigvintsev. But one lingering question seems to be on a lot of people’s minds: Who is Artem's best man Gleb Savchenko?
Savchenko is best known for his performances on “Dancing With the Stars," where made his debut as a professional dancer on Season 16 in 2013. He was paired with “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump, but they were the second couple to be eliminated from the competition. He has since been paired with other contenders such as “RHOBH” star Erika Jayne, Melanie C. from the Spice Girls, and drag queen sensation Shangela.
The 39-year-old was born in Moscow where his passion for dancing started at the tender age of 7, according to his website. When he was 14 years old, he won his first major dance championship in Russia. He graduated from the Russian Theatre of Arts University with a Masters in Choreography with a specialty is International Latin Dance, but he's also proficient in ballet and contemporary dance. Savchenko appeared on a British show called “Strictly Come Dancing” before he began showing his signature move “Gleb in Special” on “DWTS.” You’ve probably even seen him dancing with Jennifer Lopez in a commercial for L’Oréal.
So is he single? Unfortunately for those wondering, he isn’t. He is currently dating Swedish model Elena Belle. The couple started dating in 2021, according to US Magazine, after they were introduced by mutual friends. Before that, Savchenko was married to professional dancer Elena Samodanova — with whom he shares two daughters, Olivia and Zlata — for 14 years, but the couple announced their split in November 2020 with the divorce finalizing in 2021 after rumors kept swirling that he was cheating with his “DWTS” partners. He denied the allegations to Entertainment Tonight in 2020.
Maybe we’ll see him walking down the aisle soon with Elena Belle, and Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev will be attending his nuptials one day!
Tune into “Nikki Bella Says I Do” on E! Thursday at 9 p.m. ET and catch more of the Bellas on Peacock.