Nikki Bella officially married to Artem Chigvintsev in a stunning Paris wedding ceremony on August 26.
The wedding consisted of a small group of family and friends—along with their adorable 2-year-old son Matteo Artemovich Chigvintsev.
Nikki Bella Ties The Knot With Artem Chigvintsev In Stunning Paris Wedding
Nikki confirmed the exciting news on Instagram on August 29 by posting two images, one of her and Artem’s wedding rings and another of them posing in front of the Eiffel Tower.
The newlyweds will soon give fans an exclusive look into their big day on the upcoming E! special Nikki Bella Says I Do. Premiering early next year, the four-part event will follow the bride and groom throughout the wedding planning process, from dress shopping to venue hunting to Nikki’s bachelorette party and more.
However, crafting their dream wedding had its hills and valleys. The couple had to continue to navigate parenthood at home while worrying if Artem’s family from Russia will be able to make it to the wedding.
With a little help from Nikki’s sister Brie Bella, fans will have to watch if they manage to pull off their wedding.
Artem first fell in love with Nikki as her pro partner on DWTS season 25 in 2017. And while they were eliminated after the seventh week of competition, the strong connection they built eventually turned into love.
Before the two got together, Nikki and WWE superstar and actor John Cena ended their engagement just weeks before their May wedding in 2018 and called it quits for certain two months later. They got engaged the year prior and had been dating since 2012.
Nikki and Artem officially began dating in 2019 and later announced their engagement in January 2020.
That same month, the duo also announced they were expecting their first child, Matteo, whom they welcomed on July 31, 2020.
Previously, Nikki told E! News Daily Pop in February that becoming a mother heavily influenced her outlook on marriage, saying, “Once I had Matteo and I started to raise him, I was like, when I say ‘I do,’ I want to make sure it’s forever.
She continued, “I know there are things that Artem wants too—like he really wants his parents there—but also, overall, I don’t want my son to go through a divorce.”
That being said, the two had their own wedding planning issues.
“You know when you get into arguments when you move?” Nikki told Daily Pop in April. “It’s like someone moves a box weird and people get frustrated. I feel like sometimes that’s how we get when we’re wedding planning.”
Artem added, “I feel like both of us have certain ideas that we want and we’re not really willing to give up and just take someone’s lead on it.”
Thankfully, the compromises they managed to make resulted in a memorable day.
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Mamas Uncut is THE online place for moms. We cover the latest about motherhood, parenting, and entertainment as well – all with a mom-focused twist. So if you're looking for parenting advice from real parents, we have plenty of it, all for moms from moms, and also experts. Because, at the end of the day, our mission is focused solely on empowering moms and moms-to-be with the knowledge and answers they’re looking for in one safe space.