Nikki Bella is moving on in full swing guys! In the upcoming Sunday's episode of 'Total Bellas', Nikki goes out on a date with her former 'Dancing With the Stars' partner Artem Chigvinstev. In this new sneak peek from the episode, the two meet in town for a lunch date and their chemistry is unmistakable, 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 says in the clip to E!. "How are you?" a beaming Artem asks and Nikki replies, "Good, how are you?" "It's been ages," he says. "It has been ages," Nikki says with a knowing look in her eyes. "You look good," Nikki tells him, "A lot's happened since I've seen you last, which has been a long time."
This season has been all about Nikki trying to get back into the dating game after her split with John Cena last year. She's expressed the desire, time and time again, to move on from the past and find her own identity. "He was my rock. 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."
To make it happen, she had decided to move to LA spontaneously and was super close to buying a house there. She was living in Tampa with John and she felt that everything in town reminded her of what they had together. Thankfully, right when all of this is happening, she and Brie get invited to join WWE's first ever women's pay per view 'Evolution' and things drastically change. The twins move to San Diego to work together and Nikki finds herself surrounded by a new city and new faces - far away from her heartbreaking memories.
Although Nikki has recently denied rumors that there was anything going on between Artem and her, this clip is definitely proof that sparks did fly. The duo's chemistry on the dance floor was palpable in 'DWTS' and even though Nikki didn't win, Artem seems to have carved out his own space in her heart. So will the Russian hunk turn this lunch date into a second one? We'll have to wait and see.
After last week's awkward blind date with model Andre, Nikki would definitely like this one!
Watch episode 3 'It's My Life' of 'Total Bellas' season 4 on Sunday, February 10 at 9 pm ET/PT on E!