February 14, 2021
Artem Chigvintsev and his loved ones looked picture-perfect for a sweet family selfie while smiling and pulling at fans' heartstrings.
"Dancing with the Stars" pro Artem Chigvintsev and his star wife, Nikki Bella, warmed hearts in a new Instagram post as they cuddled up with their little son, Matteo, and posed for a selfie.
The one-photo post showed the celebrity couple posing outdoors with their backs to the sun. Little Matteo flaunted his charming feature while sitting nestled in his dad's arms.
Bella stood in one corner, leaning in with one of her hands cradling her spouse's head while she drew him closer to her. The TV star ran her hands through Artem's hair while he gave a warm smile. Chigvintsev captioned:
"Sundays are the best... Who is ready for #Super Bowl?"
Many followers agreed among themselves that the couple was a perfect duo with their sweet-faced son. Some of Chigvintsev's dance colleagues, like Lindsay Arnold and Emma Slater, showed approval.
Bella and Chigvintsev first met in 2017 during the 25th season of "DWTS," when they had partnered up. At the time, Bella was engaged to her fellow wrestling star, John Cena.
Cena was quite hopeful about his fiancée and her dance partner, showing them support from time to time. He even once mentioned that Chigvintsev would be his dance teacher for his first dance when he and Bella get married.
He is a Guinness world record holder.
However, the turn of events saw the former WWE wrestlers hitting the rocks in their relationship. After seven months, Bella went official on social media, noting that she was back on the dating scene, this time with Artem.
Fans witnessed the duo's love blossoming, and soon enough, they were planning on starting a family. Once in an interview, the "Total Bellas" star revealed that she and Chigvintsev had chemistry on "DWTS" but never acted on it.
Chigvintsev, a Russian native, always knew dancing was his forte right from childhood when his parents would take him to dance classes to build his skills. The classes paid off way into adulthood, making him a star in ballroom competitions.
The star left home at the age of 15, moving to Germany for more dance lessons. He further moved to England, Italy, and other countries, seeking to hone his skills.
He debuted his expertise on the big screen in 2010, with then-partner Kara Tointon. He is a Guinness world record holder, among many other accolades he gathered over the years.