November 22, 2020
During an episode of "Total Bellas," loved-up couple Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev received some good news: Baby Matteo's heart is healthy.
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev welcomed their son, Matteo, into the world together on July 31. The baby had a speck on his heart, as reported by E! News.
Bella and Chigvintsev then went to Los Angeles to get a second opinion about their baby's heart health. Thankfully, the doctor told them that it was just a normal thing for babies.
"80 percent of babies have this," the retired professional wrestler recalled her doctor telling them. "Some things with the baby will grow faster than overs. They catch up."
After the doctor assured them that they did not have to worry about their child's heart health, Bella told "Total Bellas" cameras that she and Chigvintsev feel so much relief right away.
The couple, who has been in a relationship since January 2019, is very grateful. They even got a glimpse at Matteo via sonogram before they returned to Phoenix.
Bella and Chigvintsev announced their first bundle of joy's birth through social media in August, sharing a close-up image of Matteo's fingers, as reported by US Weekly.
In September 2020, Bella took to social media to upload a charming snap of baby Matteo. In the caption, the doting mother wrote that her child's face officially owns her for the rest of her life.
On August 24, Chigvintsev shared about his reaction when Bella gave birth to Matteo.
Bella and Chigvintsev first met when they were partnered up on "Dancing with the Stars" three years ago. Chigvintsev popped the question to Bella in November 2019, only weeks before they learned Bella was pregnant.
The twosome was supposed to tie the knot this year. However, their big day was postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to Hello Magazine.
In an episode of "The Bellas Podcast," where the Bella Twins go head to head in a weekly trivia battle, Chigvintsev said they were not in a hurry to get married.
The couple also wants to celebrate their special day with their family and close friends when it is safe for large crowds to gather, the professional dancer added.
Meanwhile, On August 24, Chigvintsev shared about his reaction when Bella gave birth to Matteo. In a Zoom interview, he admitted that he was crying while Bella was delivering their baby.
The dancer said he looked awful due to his emotions but that he was also delighted deep inside. He went on to say that seeing his baby enter the world was unlike any experience he has had previously.