Nikki Bella confirms her relationship with 'Dancing With The Stars' pro Artem Chigvintsev: 'It's crazy!'
Nikki Bella dropped some major bombs in the season finale of 'Total Bellas'. First, she announced that she would be retiring from the WWE and then, she went on to confirm that she's officially in a relationship with a certain 'Dancing With the Stars' pro. Yep, Nikki has finally admitted that she has the hots for Artem Chigvintsev, her ex-dance partner on the competition.
"I just feel like this free spirit," she admitted in a confessional on the show, after hinting earlier in 'Total Bellas' that she may be seeing someone new to her mom Kathy Colace and Brie, her twin.
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"Truly like a butterfly out of her cage. I don’t know. I have this new level of excitement. I’m just having a lot of fun. And I feel like, the first time ever, I’m focusing on me. It’s crazy. I never in my life would’ve thought that like I would’ve had a lot in common with a Russian," she said blushing. "I'm ready to really explore new things and people and just really see what certain chemistries are all about."
Throughout this season, we've had Nikki and Artem meeting at crossroads every now and then, but never really taking the leap of faith. Thankfully, that time seems to have come for Nikki. Earlier in the season, the two had met in town for a lunch date and their chemistry was off the charts, to say the least.
"Today I'm meeting Artem for lunch and Artem was my 'Dancing With the Stars' pro. The last time I saw Artem I was in a relationship for so long so I'm just really excited to see him today," the newly single Nikki had said, beaming.
This was Nikki's first date after her very public split with ex-fiance John Cena. "He was my rock," she had said in the season premiere about the WWE star, setting the mood for the rest of the season.
"He was the one who always lifted me up and its kicked me in the a** and kicked me in the face to realize that I'd let go of my number one supporter," she had confessed in a previous episode this season, reflecting on the past. "I just want to find one place called home and not live out of an office or a hotel room," she continued before adding, "Its time for me to move on."
Brie initially did not like Nikki getting so close to Artem because she feared bad publicity, but it looks like Nikki's totally over that!