Married man. Artem Chigvintsev talking about his relationship with Nikki Bella completely changed when they got married last month – and he couldn’t be happier.
“Because we’ve been together for quite some time, I [felt] like, “Hey, getting married isn’t going to change much,” Dancing with the Stars professional, 40 years old, told Us weekly exclusively on Thursday, September 8, two weeks after the announcement of the good news. “Just because… our days are still the same. [But] it really is [change everything]”.
Explaining that his wedding ring symbolizes a serious commitment Total Bellas A 38-year-old graduate, Chigvintsev continued: “It just gives you more [a feeling of being] filled with responsibilities. … [I] definitely thinking a lot more than before, but feeling good. It’s good to be married.”
The dancer said that he and Bella “have been waiting for this for a long time” and are enjoying the life of the newlyweds. “It’s been a long time, and… I’m excited, you know, to wear this on my arm.”
At the end of August, Chigvintsev and Bella announced that they were married in Paris, surrounded by family and friends. “We said I MUST, can’t wait to share the whole journey with all of you when our four part special event, Nikki Bella says yes premieres on @eentertainment”, the Bellas Podcast host wrote via Instagram. at the time, along with two photos from the big day. sister Nikki, brie bella, noted that the wedding was “so magical and beautiful!!!!” in the comments to her post.
A little over a week later, the twins talked about the wedding on an episode of their podcast. “Using the word ‘husband’, I’m like, ‘Oh my god. Yeah. He is my husband,” the former professional wrestler admitted during a conversation with 38-year-old Brie. “Artem literally gets so red, shy and blushes when I call him. [my] husband or talk about his ring. It’s so cute.”
Nikki and Chigvintsev first met when they were partners in the 25th season of the series Dancing with the Stars in 2017. They started dating in January 2019 and announced their engagement the following year. In May 2020, the couple had a son, Matteo.
In the year leading up to the wedding, the duo faced their fair share of challenges, including having to maintain a long-distance relationship while Chigvintsev competed in the 30th season of the dance competition in 2021.
“This is the longest time we haven’t seen each other. We’ve gone six or seven weeks [apart]Nikki said during an episode of The Bellas Podcast in November 2021. “I received AGT: Extreme … [and] Artem and I discussed, Theo goes everywhere with his mother. That’s where he’s comfortable, that’s where he’s at his best. And you know it was hard [Artem] and it was hard for me too not to have my man in my bed.
The California native added that because they “grew up in different” countries, it was difficult for them to communicate while they were apart. “When you are far apart, there are different time zones. I have Matteo and I work a lot, I need Artem to register, ”she explained then. “Sometimes it seems to me that other people, mostly dads, interfere in this. [space of thinking] they FaceTime, which is great, they make phone calls, and that’s it for them. And it’s just hard when there’s no engagement beyond that.”
However, with the help of counseling and “sexy FaceTimes”, Nikki and the Russian native were able to get through their difficult period. “Actually, we are in a good place. We got a little angry… [But] We are now stronger than ever.”