Selling Sunset's Amanza Smith responds to Gleb Savchenko affair claims

Dan Seddon
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Photo credit: Frederick M. Brown - Getty Images

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Selling Sunset's Amanza Smith has defended her co-star Chrishell Stause over rumours surrounding an affair with Gleb Savchenko.

Chrishell and Gleb were partnered up in this year's edition of Dancing with the Stars, and it was recently announced that the latter split from his wife of 14 years, Elena Samodanova, soon after their elimination.

The reality TV star was then accused of causing the end of Gleb and Elena's marriage.

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Photo credit: Frederick M. Brown - Getty Images

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Gleb has strenuously denied the rumours, telling The Mirror: "While I will continue to respect the privacy of my family, I will not stand by and allow false accusations and internet rumours go unaddressed… My relationship with Chrishell was and remains strictly platonic. Our friendship during our season on DWTS was not the reason for our split."

Meanwhile, Chrishell has also responded to the claims, saying she "would not wish this on anyone": "I am so saddened about the news of Gleb and Elena's split. It is unfortunate that this has caused rumours 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 created a strong supportive friendship, but nothing more,

Now, speaking on FUBAR Radio today (November 12), Amanza told hosts Bobby Norris and Stephen Leng that Chrishell was "more p**sed off at this point than depressed about it, because it's just such BS."

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Photo credit: ABC

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She also had some thoughts on Elena's statement to People regarding the split, which referenced "infidelity" and "multiple affairs".

"Poor Chrishell. She was like, 'I went through a very public divorce,'" added Amanza. "Like, the last thing she would ever do is add to somebody's infidelity if that's what was going on.

"But that's just how it goes when you are in the spotlight."

Dancing with the Stars airs on ABC.

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