September 28, 2020

Nikki Bella Gushes over Angelic Son Matteo as She Offers a Glimpse at His Photoshoot

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Retired WWE performer Nikki Bella recently gave her social media followers a sneak peek at the adorable baby photoshoot starring her son Matteo Artemovich.

On September 20, Nikki Bella took to her Instagram Stories to share some snaps from her son Matteo's photoshoot. Tagging her fiancé Artem Chigvintsev, the 36-year-old captioned one of the photos:

"Sneak peek! I can't!"

Nikki Bella at FOX's Teen Choice Awards 2019 on August 11, 2019 in Hermosa Beach, California | Photo: Getty Images


In another photo, in which Matteo is wrapped up and sleeping with a small teddy bear in his hand, Bella, who is a two-time WWE Divas Champion, wrote: "I birthed an angel!!!"

Baby Matteo also joined his cousin, Buddy Dessert Danielson, the son of Brie Bella and her husband Bryan Danielson, for a picture together as they lay in a basket together. 

The new mother went into labor a week early. She was originally due August 6.

Screenshot from Nikki Bella's Instagram Story on September 20, 2020. | Photo: Instagram / thenikkibella


Also joining in on the fun was Brie's elder child, daughter Birdie. In the caption, Nikki wrote that she cannot forget the "older sissy" and that her heart has "melted."

The photos came a day after Nikki and Brie uploaded some new snaps of their baby boys on Instagram. In both pictures, Matteo and Buddy are seen lying side-by-side in matching grey outfits.

Nikki and her twin sister had due dates that were less than one day apart. Nikki gave birth to Matteo on July 31, while Brei welcomed little Buddy on August 1.


Last month, Nikki and Artem shared the news of their son's birth on Instagram, uploading the first picture of their family of three. "Our baby boy is here and we couldn't be HAPPIER and more in LOVE! Everyone is safe and healthy," Nikki wrote.

Meanwhile, in the post of the first-time father, Artem invited his fans to welcome Matteo. He added that he is very proud of Nikki. The dancer struck up a romantic relationship with Nikki after meeting as partners on season 25 of DWTS in 2017.


The new mother went into labor a week early. She was originally due August 6. In an interview, Nikki confessed that she and Artem were not prepared when she gave birth to Matteo.

On August 24, Artem, who also performed on Broadway, opened up about what it was like to be in the hospital room with Nikki when she gave birth to their first child.


He admitted that he was crying while his fiancée was giving birth to their baby boy. The "Dancing With the Stars" pro added that it was awful, yet in the most joyful way.

According to him, seeing Matteo enter the world was unlike any experience he has had before. Artem finally understood what it felt like to be a parent, saying that it, indeed, was the kind of miracle that parents often talk about.