“We’re boyfriend and girlfriend,” she finally announced after literal months of avoiding labels. “We’re in a relationship!” Although we all basically knew that already, it’s nice to finally hear Nikki say it out loud.
The WWE babe continued, “So, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m totally gonna play that up, what everyone’s talking about on social media.’ And then Brie reminded me that that was very corny to name a dance ‘#Official.'” That was sisters are for, right?
Nikki and Artem were first rumored to be together back in January but didn’t go public with their romance until after the Total Bellas finale in March. Although heartbreak sucks, things tend to work out the way they’re supposed to.
“Happy Birthday to a man who not only makes my face smile, but my heart,” her sentimental post on Instagram began. “You’re a special one, Mr. Chigvintsev! Your relaxing, calm, patient, kind, happy energy and aura is contagious! You truly are the kindest soul I have ever met. Thank you for bringing a lot of sunshine into my life. Happy Birthday, my Artem!” She shared a slew of photos from a fab trip to Napa, California, they took to celebrate.
“Artem flew all the way from London to Napa Valley to meet me at BottleRock,” the 35-year-old explained during the June 5 podcast episode. “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.”
At the time, Brie asked if this meant that Artem was her boyfriend, but Nikki wasn’t ready to label their love. “I’m not saying that … what I’m saying is when he was gone I realized how much I missed him, like, tons,” she coyly said.
She missed him so much that she wanted their reunion recorded. Nikki recalled, “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.”
Artem also felt overwhelmed by seeing his ladylove. “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,” he said. “I did miss you a lot.” It sounds like these two are track for something amazing!