“We’re boyfriend and girlfriend,” the 35-year-old announced on “The Bellas Podcast” on Wednesday, July 17. “We’re in a relationship!” It looks like the former wrestler couldn’t be happier after sharing the news. She said she was “smiling ear to ear” when she revealed Artem is her beau, 37. “Why do I feel like I’m in high school right now?” she joked. Aw!
To commemorate their love, the couple took to YouTube to share a video of themselves dancing to Rita Ora’s “Let Me Love You.” We’re sure this was special for them both considering they met while competing on Dancing with the Stars in 2017.
During the podcast, she poked fun at what she initially had in mind to name the dance. “I literally was joking with him that I wanted the title of our dance to be ‘#Official’ because everyone was writing on social media lately like, ‘#NoLabels, just be #Official,’” the brunette beauty said. “So, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m totally gonna play that up, what everyone’s talking about on social media.’ And then [sister] Brie [Bella] reminded me that that was very corny to name a dance ‘#Official.’”
Nikki and Artem have come a long way since announcing they were dating in March. “Yes, we are dating. Yes, I spend the night at his house,” she explained on her podcast at the time. “Yes, we have date lunches at Joan’s on Third and we like to get food for his house — or should I say, produce from the farmer’s markets. So, let’s consider this rumor killed.”
At the time, though, she was set on not labeling what they had. “Artem and I are dating,” she continued then. “We are not engaged, we are not married, we’re not boyfriend and girlfriend, we don’t say ‘I love you.'” Oh, how things change!