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Here's How Witney Carson Believes Artem Chigvintsev Will Raise His Son with Nikki Bella

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Aug 10, 2020
03:40 P.M.
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"Dancing With the Stars” pro Witney Carson believes Artem Chigvintsev will be a doting father to his newborn son with fiancee, Nikki Bella.


The 26-year-old Utah native only has nice words for the Russian-born dancer. In an interview with Us Weekly, Carson said:

"He’ll be very compassionate… He’s a very loving guy."


Chigvintsev and the "Total Bellas" star welcomed their baby boy last July 31. Nikki and her twin sister, Brie, gave birth 24 hours apart from each other.

Brie welcomed her second child, a baby boy, with husband, professional wrestler Daniel Bryan. The couple has a three-year-old daughter, Birdie.

Prior to her delivery of their first child, Nikki expressed her hope that Chigvintsev will be called to join season 29 of "DWTS."

The "DWTS" dancer Witney Carson. | Photo: Getty Images


Carson, "DWTS" season 19 winner, is also pregnant. Announcing her pregnancy last month, Carson said that "Baby McAllister" is coming in January 2021.

She said that she and her husband, Carson McAllister, could not contain their excitement and joy upon learning that she is pregnant.

Carson, who tied the knot with McAllister in January 2016 in Utah, went on to say that she and her husband could not wait to start a “beautiful chapter” in their lives.


The couple received well wishes from fellow TV stars during their pregnancy announcement last July, including Nikki, who was then due in a few weeks.

Fellow "DWTS" star Lindsay Arnold, who is also pregnant, also extended her congratulations. Carson and Arnold are getting words of wisdom from fellow “DWTS” winner Peta Murgatroyd.

"She’s just giving us some positive encouragement," said Carson of Murgatroyd, who has won the hit dance competition twice.

New parents Artem Chigvintsev and Nikki Bella attend the 2017 DWTS Season 25 in Los Angeles. | Photo: Getty Images


As for Chigvintsev and Nikki, their relationship began as dance partners on "DWTS" season 25 in 2017. They started dating seven months after Nikki split up with professional wrestler John Cena, whom she was engaged to.

At the time she and Chigvintsev were on the show, Nikki and Cena were still going strong. Cena even assumed Chigvintsev would choreograph his first dance with Nikki at their wedding.

In March 2019, Nikki confirmed her relationship with her fellow "DWTS" star during an episode of "Total Bellas," her reality show with her sister, Brie.


Prior to her delivery of their first child, Nikki expressed her hope that Chigvintsev will be called to join season 29 of “DWTS.” She also shared her thoughts about her fiance potentially being paired with Kaitlyn Bristowe.

Many fans have been upset that Chigvintsev was not included in season 28 last year. Nikki said that he deserved to be back on the show because of his exceptional talent.