Too cute! Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev walked their first red carpet together at the Kids’ Choice Sports Awards on Thursday, July 11, and they did not disappoint. The adorable couple packed on the PDA and looked like they had an absolute blast at the colorful event. The Total Bellas star took home the “Queen of Swag” award and seemed happy to have her beau by her side. In the past few weeks, they’ve been turning up the heat on their romance and have been sharing a lot more of each other on social media. Although Nikki doesn’t like to use labels, we’ll call them ~red carpet~ official. Keep scrolling to see photos!
The 35-year-old WWE babe and Dancing With the Stars pro, 37, looked picture-perfect at the casual event. Nikki showed off her killer abs in lime green leggings and a white crop top while Artem wore blue slacks and a white button-down shirt.
“And can we just say how cute is Artem with Birdie?” Nikki asked her sister during their July 3 episode. “They’re very cute together,” Brie agreed. The lovestruck girlfriend continued, “And she loves him … he’s going to make an amazing father.”
“Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa … You just said he’s going to make an amazing father!” Brie exclaimed and called out her sister. Nikki quickly backtracked, “Not to me, it could be to anyone.” Brie simply laughed and said, “Oh gosh, here we go!”
Nikki isn’t shy when it comes to Artem’s many talents. “He’s an amazing cook, he’s an amazing lover. He does work around the house,” she said during the April 24 podcast episode. Um, where can we find one?
“I hadn’t seen Artem for a week and a half and I’ll admit during that week and a half, I realized how much I missed my, beautiful, smart, handsome … dancer,” Nikki explained, obviously being careful about her word choice.
Nikki posted the heartwarming video of their reunion on Instagram. She explained why she wanted the moment captured: “So I said, ‘Brie I want to have it on tape. Like, I haven’t seen Artem in so long, so film me. … But then it was so cute because I ran up to Artem and the driver was trying to ask for my photograph or a photo or something, but I was like beelining for my man.”
“So are you saying you wanted to make him your boyfriend?” Brie pressed her sister (again) about their situation. Nikki slyly quipped, “I’m not saying that. What I’m saying is when he was gone I realized how much I missed him, like, tons.”
Artem felt the distance just as much. “I’d been away for 10 days and that is a long time … I think it’s the first time we’ve been apart for 10 days in quite a while … I did miss you a lot,” he confessed.