The Relationship’s Begining
The couple had a cute, albeit unlikely, start to their relationship. They met on season 25 of Dancing With the Stars, which premiered on September 18, 2017. At that time, our lovely Total Bellas star, Nikki, was engaged to another man. There may be a few people who haven’t heard of her then-fiance, John Cena. Once the couple split, Nikki and Artem reunited in 2019 and began their romance. Soon after, in 2020, they welcomed their son – Mateo!
A Quick Wedding and Lasting Love
Fans of the couple were really looking forward to a grand entrance from Nikki Bella and her husband-to-be, Artem, down the aisle, but none got their wish. The couple surprised fans with a quick wedding in Paris on August 27, 2022. They announced the news on her Instagram account with a picture of their wedding rings and a photo of the couple looking out to the horizon. The wedding was as romantic as they wanted it to be, without the hassle.
A Star in Her Dress
Nikki revealed in an interview about her decision-making process and why she made such a quick choice on the dress. She explained that when a woman is a bride, it’s all about the fashion journey and what dress will make her feel like herself – beautiful and confident. Miss Bella had bought two dresses for her previous wedding that never was, so she used one of them.
Nikki Bella and her husband, Artem Chigvintsev, are now insanely happy and didn’t need a big wedding to make that happen. They just needed a cute beginning and unwavering love to push through it all, and of course, their baby – Matteo! Arten even stated that “It feels good to be married.”