“Total Bellas” star Nicki Bella has denied having feelings for her new fiancé, Artem Chigvintse, while engaged to pro wrestler John Cena,
Reality star and former wrestler, Nikki Bella, revealed her romantic interest in her fiancé, Artem Chigvintse, began only after her split from ex-fiancé, John Cena. She divulged:
“That’s the crazy thing being with Artem now is there were none of those feelings at all.”
The 36-year-old revealed this while chatting with Lisa Vanderpump about her time with Artem on “DWTS” years ago. Although feelings did not develop between them, she admitted they shared an emotional connection. Nikki explained:
“You definitely get an emotional bond with them because it is so scary. I’ve never been that nervous before.”
They had the revealing conversation during an episode of “The Bellas Podcast,” a podcast she runs alongside her twin sister, Brie Bella.
Nikki Bella and Artem first encountered each other in 2017, when they paired up as dance partners on the 25th season of “Dancing With The Stars.”
At the time, the reality star was John Cena’s fiancee. Nikki and Cena, who marked their engagement in April 2017, shared a lasting romance that began in 2012.
Therefore, the news of their split in 2018, a few days to their planned wedding, hit many by surprise. In a later interview, the star went candid about why she called it quits with Cena after six years together.
According to Nikki Bella, she initiated the breakup despite their “incredible relationship” because they chose different paths. While she wanted to start a family and have kids, Cena was against the idea and underwent a vasectomy.
She called off the relationship as a result, so the WWE champion would not regret having kids with her. Shortly after, she kicked off her relationship with Artem, and their romance progressed at the speed of light.
As most may recall, Artem and Nikki announced their engagement in January, a year after commencing their affair.
John Cena received the news of his ex’s engagement in good fate. A source confirmed at the time that he was happy for her.
Going further, the source disclosed that having the “Total Bellas” star move on so fast was a reminder to Cena that they had left the past behind.
With Nikki’s upcoming wedding and Cena’s whirlwind romance with actress Shay Shariatzadeh, their love story was indeed history.