Are Nikki Bella And Artem Chigvintsev Dating? A Complete Timeline Of Their Relationship

Following the professional wrestler’s broken engagement to former John Cena, Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev have been enthralling fans with their whirlwind affair.

Us Weekly verified that Bella and Cena are dating, adding that they have been seeing one other for “a while,” about seven months after they officially divorced in July 2018. They met on season 25 of the reality TV dancing competition in 2017, when they were teamed together.

Cena even assumed Chigvintsev would choreograph his first dance with his then-fiancée at their wedding because the Total Divas alum and the Trainwreck actor were still going strong at the time.

In November 2017, Cena said to E! News, “I think he’ll probably teach me my first dance.” “Hopefully, I’ll be able to pick up some of his advice there.”

Bella announced her affair with Chigvintsev during an episode of Total Bellas in March 2019, after months of keeping it quiet about their love. The following day, the dancer made Instagram official with Bella.

“Well, after that season finale, first thing I’ll be talking about this Wednesday,” she said beside a photo of herself kissing her beau on the cheek at the time.

As cameras cut to Bella leaping on the back of Chigvintsev’s motorcycle during the climax, she exclaimed about her newfound happiness. “I’m basically a free spirit,” she says. As if a butterfly had broken free from its confines. I’m not sure what I’m saying. I’m experiencing a new degree of euphoria. I’m simply enjoying myself. And for the first time in my life, I feel like I’m paying attention to myself. It’s really insane. “I never would’ve guessed I’d have so much in common with a Russian,” she explained. “I’m ready to do new things and meet new people, as well as learn more about specific chemistries.”

In July 2020, Nikki and Chigvintsev gave birth to their first child, a son called Matteo.

Look back on the reality star couple’s relationship by scrolling down!


It’s only partners! Bella and Chigvintsev were sent home from DWTS together on the seventh night of competition.

Are Nikki Bella And Artem Chigvintsev Dating?: A Complete Timeline Of Their Relationship

January 2019

Multiple sources told Us that the couple was trying out love — and that they had previously been dating for a while. The announcement came nine months after Bella and Cena called off their six-year engagement, however they briefly reconnected before splitting permanently in July 2018.

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February 2019

Despite having “so much connection,” Bella told Us that she and the Russian native were “only friends” despite the continuous dating rumours.

Are Nikki Bella And Artem Chigvintsev Dating?: A Complete Timeline Of Their Relationship

April 2019

Chigvintsev went all out for a date night with his significant other, even making up some delectable meals in the kitchen, which the couple chronicled on Instagram. His leading girlfriend sat close and drank wine while the DWTS star demonstrated his abilities.

December 2019

Bella admitted that meeting Chigvintsev’s parents made her “very apprehensive.” “It was Artem’s first time seeing his parents and sibling in five years.” She revealed on “The Bellas Podcast” that he was “nervous, excited, and emotional.” “When they saw each other, they all became very emotional.” “They sobbed.” The two then admitted to Us that the Burn the Floor actress instructed Russian on how to prepare for the meeting.

January 2020

Two months later, they announced their engagement. “In November in France!” Bella emailed. “We’ve been trying to keep it quiet, but we really wanted to celebrate the New Year!” “You are the nicest thing that has ever happened to me,” Chigvintsev gushed. So eager for what’s to come and thank you for saying Yes.”

Are Nikki Bella And Artem Chigvintsev Dating?: A Complete Timeline Of Their Relationship

November 2020

On November 21, he wished his fiancée a happy 37th birthday on Instagram, posting a photo of the couple and saying, “Happy Birthday to my beautiful and better other half, you are my rock, you have been an amazing mom to Matteo, and I am so lucky to have you. I wish you much success, love, happiness, and everything you desire. I miss you and can’t wait to celebrate with you.”

January 2021

Nikki and Chigvintsev announced their wedding date on Total Bellas season 6. “We’re getting married Thanksgiving weekend 2021!” the bride-to-be stated.

Are Nikki Bella And Artem Chigvintsev Dating?: A Complete Timeline Of Their Relationship

October 2021

That she was open to having another child, but not in a hurry. “I told Artem, ‘When I’m 39, if we’re happy and you want to try for a girl or just another one, and I agree, we can do it.’ I really don’t want another baby to mess with that.”

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February 2022

Nikki updated fans on her and Chigvintsev’s wedding plans on E! News’ Daily Pop, confessing that being a parent has made her hesitant to choose a date. Having Matteo and raising him made her realise that when she says ‘I do,’ she means it. “I know Artem wants his parents there, but I don’t want my son to go through a divorce.”

March 2022

According to the Total Divas star, she will say “I do” at some time, but right now the couple’s boy and his future are the priority. “I can’t wait to get married,” Nikki remarked on the show. “I do me. So I’ll marry Artem when I want, for myself and Matteo.

Are Nikki Bella And Artem Chigvintsev Dating?: A Complete Timeline Of Their Relationship

April 2022

She announced that she and her fiance have selected a date two years after becoming engaged. It will be televised, she told Us at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.