John Cena and Nikki Bella got engaged in April 2017 after the 16-time WWE world champion proposed to the former Divas Champion at WrestleMania 33. The same year, Bella participated in the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars, where she first met her current partner, Artem Chigvintsev. In 2018, Cena and Bella broke up after dating for almost 7 years. The news shook the world as fans perceived them as the ideal power couple.

During an episode of “The Bellas Podcast” in 2020, Nikki Bella confessed to having an awkward moment with Artem Chigvintsev while she was engaged to John Cena.


“I was with my fiancé, we were together at six years at that point. I remember the one thing that was awkward for me… their leg had to be in between your leg. I remember… it was the first time a man’s leg, other than my fiancé’s, was in between mine and I was like, ‘Woah!’ Like, it was weird.”

Nikki Bella had no feelings for Artem Chigvintsev while competing on Dancing with the Stars. However, it didn’t take her long to enter a relationship with the Russian dancer following her break-up with Cena.

“The crazy thing being with him now is there were none of those feelings at all. I’m very competitive. I think being an athlete like I was used to WrestleManias. We would wrestle in front of 100,000 people and then millions of viewers worldwide. When I did Dancing, it was the first time I was ever vulnerable — even with a man because I was always such a strong, independent woman. That’s where the bond started to touch,” Bella added. (H/T Koimoi)

Nikki Bella began her romantic relationship with Artem Chigvintsev in January 2019. About a year later, the two announced their engagement.

In July 2020, Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev welcomed their first son, Matteo. The celebrity couple tied the knot this past August.

On the other hand, John Cena married Shay Shariatzadeh at an attorney’s office in Tampa, Florida, in 2020. The couple held a wedding celebration last year in Vancouver, Canada. Keep checking back with Thirsty for more on Nikki Bella and so many others.

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Saptarshi Sinha

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