'Dancing with the Stars' pro Gleb Savchenko welcomes second child
UPI News Service, 08/03/2017
Dancing with the Stars pro Gleb Savchenko is a dad of two.
The 33-year-old Russian dancer announced Wednesday on Twitter that wife Elena Samodanova gave birth to daughter Zlata on Aug. 1.
"@ElenaSamodanova & I are so pleased to welcome our new baby girl Zlata into the world born at 10:26pm on 1st August weighing 3.6kg," he wrote.
Savchenko had apologized to fans in a video hours before Zlata's birth for leaving the Dancing with the Stars: Live! "Hot Summer Nights" tour. He said at the time that he was going to join Samodanova in Sydney, Australia.
"I've had the best time on the 'Hot Summer Nights' tour, but I won't be doing shows anymore this tour because I'm going to join Elena in Sydney, where our new baby girl is going to be born," the star explained. "Hope you all understand, and I'll see you real soon."
Savchenko and Samodanova, a judge on Dancing with the Stars Russia, are already parents to 6-year-old daughter Olivia. Savchenko told People in March that he was "so excited" to welcome another girl.
"We're so excited. We're so great. We can't wait to welcome our little baby girl number two," he said.
"Olivia is already six, so she can help a little," the star added. "She wanted to have a little sister, so we were like, 'That's a great chance. That's a great opportunity for us.' We're in L.A. now settled and everything's great, so it's fun."
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Savchenko served as a pro on Dancing with the Stars Australia before joining Dancing with the Stars in Season 16. He has been partnered with reality star Lisa Vanderpump, actress Jana Kramer and reality star Erika Jayne.
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