Nikki Bella Jokingly Refers to Former DWTS Pro Artem Chigvintsev Dating Carrie Ann Inaba

While hosting a show, Nikki Bella humorously called out her boyfriend and former "Dancing with the Stars" partner Artem Chigvintsev for dating Carrie Ann Inaba.

Nikki and Artem showed up as co-hosts on Entertainment Tonight's podcast with Keltie Knight recently.

"I think Carrie Ann [Inaba] totally would have saved us. And not because you guys dated..."

Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev at Barker Hangar on July 11, 2019 in Santa Monica, California | Photo: Getty Images

Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev at Barker Hangar on July 11, 2019 in Santa Monica, California | Photo: Getty Images

During the broadcast, the couple talked about the latest season of "Dancing with the Stars" and its new rules.

Artem said, "When I did Strictly Come Dancing in the U.K. for four years, that's how they do it. I feel like I'm a little bit biased on this one.

"Because I love the people to be involved ... but I also feel that the judges are the experts, so having that option is good, too. We'll see how it goes."

It was after that when Nikki threw a jab at her boyfriend. Referencing the new voting format, she said:

"I like it. I think we would have lasted longer if we had that option. I think Carrie Ann [Inaba] totally would have saved us. And not because you guys dated... but she really liked my technique!"

Artem just put a paper up to his face. "Speaking of the hot seat, today," he said.

Artem Chigvintsev and Carrie Ann Inaba at Les Deux on January 7, 2008 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

Artem Chigvintsev and Carrie Ann Inaba at Les Deux on January 7, 2008 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

In 2017, Artem and Nikki met when the two were contending on season 25 of "DWTS."

They have been involved for nearly five months, according to Pop Culture.

Previously, Nikki was in a relationship with wrestler-turned-actor John Cena before canceling their engagement. They were together for six years.

John Cena and Nikki Bella at Regency Village Theatre on April 3, 2018 in Westwood, California | Photo: Getty Images

John Cena and Nikki Bella at Regency Village Theatre on April 3, 2018 in Westwood, California | Photo: Getty Images

In an interview with PEOPLE, the professional dancer admitted that she still gets emotional thinking about the breakup. But she is glad to have moved on with her new beau Artem.

As for Artem and Inaba, the two started dating in 2006 after meeting on the set of "So You Think You Can Dance."

They split in 2009 after two and a half years together.

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