Nikki Bella gets engaged to Artem Chigvintsev after year of dating: 'I said yes in France in November'

Bella captioned the pictures she shared: "Excited for 2020 and the next decade with you @theartemc. I said yes in France in November! We have been trying to keep it a secret but really wanted to share our excitement for the New Year!"


                            Nikki Bella gets engaged to Artem Chigvintsev after year of dating: 'I said yes in France in November'
Artem Chigvintsev and Nikki Bella (Getty Images)

After less than a year of dating Artem Chigvintsev, Nikki Bella took to Instagram to announce that the two were engaged. She shared pictures, one of her and Chigvintsev kissing and another where she is seen showing off the ring.

She captioned the pictures, "Excited for 2020 and the next decade with you @theartemc. I said yes in France in November! We have been trying to keep it a secret but really wanted to share our excitement for the New Year!"

She posted a collection of pictures with Chigvintsev to share her excitement about the new year and wrote, "It has been such an incredible, fun, loving and tons of smiles year with you @theartemc Excited for what 2020 will bring!"

The 37-year-old dancing pro also shared the same pictures as Bella and wrote, "You are the best thing that has ever happened to me. So excited for what’s to come I love you more [than] anything and thank you for saying Yes."

It has been a year since news of Bella and Chigvintsev dating surfaced. The news of the 'Total Bellas' star was anticipated especially after she met Chigvintsev's parents.

She revealed about the meeting on her podcast and said, "They are the sweetest people in the world... Overall, Artem's parents did say they liked me a lot, which is amazing."

According to People, she further added, "His dad asked his mom so his mom could ask Artem when we were having kids. I started to think, 'Is it because I'm old? Did he Google and know I'm going to be 36 in November and he's like, 'Well those eggs are shriveling up, so she better get pregnant.'"

When Nikki Bella and Chigvintsev worked together on 'Dancing With the Stars' she said she "never" expected anything romantic to happen between the two of them. However, things changed after their first date.

She had also said about Chigvintsev that he is, "the first person I've been with where I feel like I can be Nicole and never fear he's going to leave me for it." She added, "We all have a little crazy in us, and he loves my crazy." Bella was earlier in a relationship with John Cena for eight years and the couple broke it off in April 2018. 

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