Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev’s Relationship Rewind: Relive Their Road to the Altar
Fans have watched Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev’s relationship blossom on the small screen, from meeting as partners on Dancing With the Stars to their pregnancy journey on E!’s Total Bellas. And now, fans will get to see the couple tie the knot on their upcoming four-part E! wedding special Nikki Bella Says I Do.
And as the special’s trailer teases, the stars—who share 2-year-old son Matteo Artemovich Chigvintsev—will hit a few road bumps on their way down the aisle. Not only does the possibility of Artem’s family not being able to attend their Paris ceremony threaten to ruin their special day, but last-minute nerves and wedding planning struggles create tensions between the two.
But before the husband and wife find their happily ever after on E!, we’re taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting Nikki and Artem’s most memorable moments over the years.Just weeks before the pair would go on to publicly confirm their romance, Artem made several appearances on Nikki’s Instagram Story and Instagram Live videos before and during Total Bellas’ March 10 episode.
The Bella twin explained that Artem would be joining her in live tweeting the episode, though that wasn’t the only reason for his social media cameo. “I have a special guest who had a really fun Sunday fun day with me,” she told fans in the Live video, before explaining they spent the afternoon enjoying ramen and non-alcoholic beer together.
Artem followed Nikki’s adorable Instagram post with one of his own the following the day. The scenic shot pictures a giddy-looking Nikki smiling and covering Artem’s face while his arm is wrapped sweetly around her waist.
Trailing Total Bellas’ fourth season finale, the WWE star took to Instagram Sunday night, March 24, with an adorable snapshot that sees her planting a sweet kiss on the DWTS pro’s cheek—and looking about as smitten as he does. The photo seemed to reemphasize what the final moments of Sunday’s episode already confirmed: that Nikki and Artem are, in fact, doing the romance thing.
“Well after that season finale,” she wrote in the post’s caption, adding that her and Artem’s relationship is the “first thing I’ll be talking about” during Wednesday’s upcoming episode of The Bellas Podcast. Stay tuned!
“Happy Birthday to a man who not only makes my face smile, but my heart. You’re a special one Mr. Chigvintsev! Your relaxing, calm, patient, kind, happy energy and aura is contagious! You truly are the kindest soul I have ever met. Thank you for bringing a lot of sunshine into my life. Happy Birthday my Artem!” Nikki wished her beau in June 2019.
Nikki took to Instagram in August 2019 to share a message about her “new beginning” with Artem. “As I start a new amazing journey with totalbellas and my life, my @theartemc is starting the same,” the retired WWE star wrote. “And I am so excited for him to be on this journey with me. I’m thankful for him to showcase his life, love, ups and downs not only for me but for my Bella Army and my Total Bellas viewers.”