Nikki Bella married the love of her life and didn’t spend more than half an hour choosing the dress. It shows true love does conquer all – even the insane tradition of women spending months on end selecting every detail of their wedding. She and Artem Chigvintsev are now happily married with a son named Mateo, who they welcomed in 2020.
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.”
Lena Dunham Gave Director Penny Marshall Attitude When She Was 12
The star of Girls, Lena Dunham, almost got chosen to perform in Riding In Cars With Boys, but according to the actress and filmmaker, she messed up her audition. In a recent interview, Dunham was talking about her new movie, Sharp Stick, and at a certain point, she was asked which was her favorite movie. Her answer was A League of Their Own and Cagle, and the follow-up question was if she ever met people who were involved with the films. While she had met both Tom Hanks and Madonna, she recalled her disastrous encounter with director Penny Marshall.
Lena Dunham Auditioned for Riding in Cars With Boys When She Was 12
At the age of 12, Lena Dunham auditioned for Marshall’s Riding in Cars With Boys and gave him a bit of an attitude. Apparently, Marshall was not impressed and gave the role to another actress. Dunham further shared that she now understood why she didn’t get the role. It seems Marshall asked the young actors to say their names, height, and where they were from and then smile. Dunham’s response was to say she was Lena, from New York, and that she didn’t smile on command. She remembered how Penny Marshall responded by telling her that smiling on command was called acting.
Lena Dunham Thought Her Career Was Over After the Rejection
In hindsight, Lena Dunham realized that her attitude at the time was certainly not that of a professional actress. She admitted that she was on the director’s side, stating that Marshal was right to choose somebody else because no one would hire an actor who says they can’t smile on command. Dunham concluded by recollecting how she went home after that, knowing that she would not get the part. She also remembered how her mother would later tell her how she lay in bed for about a week and moaned that her career was over.
Fortunately, Dunham’s career wasn’t over, and she went on to create and star in HBO’s hit show Girls. Since then, she has continued acting, writing, and directing.