After what felt like a never-ending breakup saga with former fiancé John Cena over the course of 2018, it looks like Nikki Bella may be moving on. According to Entertainment Tonight, Bella may be dating Artem Chigvintsev, her dance partner when she appeared on Dancing With the Stars in 2017. Color us very intrigued about Bella’s alleged new beau, especially one she seems so closely tied to, professionally speaking.
Us Weekly appeared to corroborate ET’s report, claiming that multiple sources have stated that Bella and Chigvintsev are an item. One source claimed that Bella and Chigvintsev have been seeing each other “for a while” and that Bella apparently came out to support Chigvintsev during Dancing With the Stars: Juniors tapings back in the summer. The alleged couple were even spotted together at a farmer’s market in December, with a photo of the pair posted to a fan account on Instagram.
Neither Bella nor Chigvintsev has publicly confirmed or even alluded to a romantic relationship, so we can’t confidently say that they are, in fact, a couple. However, the timing of the news in interesting thanks to the release of the Total Bellas season four trailer, which includes clips of Bella getting back into the swing of dating.
In the trailer, we catch glimpses of Bella getting on the back of a motorcycle with Chingvintsev in the driver’s seat, and we get a better look at her date with former Bachelorette star Peter Kraus, to whom she has also been romantically linked.
Regardless of whether or not Bella is actually seriously dating Chingvintsev (and if she is, more power to her), fans will likely be happy to see her seeking her bliss wherever possible and with whomever she wants. Go get ’em, girl. We look forward to watching your journey unfold.