We thought we saw some chemistry there! Nikki Bella officially broke things off with her longtime love John Cena about nine months ago, and it sounds like she may have finally found romance again! On Jan. 3, Us Weekly reported that the Total Bellas beauty is getting cozy with her former Dancing with the Stars pro dancer partner Artem Chigvintsev!
A source said that Nikki and Artem have been seeing each other “for a while” now, and we can’t help but wonder if this alleged new development could have been why John felt driven to mock his split publicly during the WWE Smackdown on Jan. 1. After all, Nikki and Artem became close while training together for Season 25 of DWTS in 2017, and John became pals with the dancer too.
To make matters more awkward, John had actually said that he hoped Artem would choreograph his first dance with Nikki at their wedding someday. “As far as dancing, I think he’s probably gonna teach me my first dance,” Cena told E! News at the time. “So hopefully I’ll be able to take those tips from him there.” Cringe!
Fans have had a feeling that Nikki and Artem have been together for a few months now, after Nikki supported the dancer at a DWTS: Juniors taping, and they were spotted hanging out together at a farmer’s market around Christmastime. And best believe, they’re here for it! “Can Nikki and Artem just give me something? This teasing game is killing me. They would be perfect together and we all know that Nikki wants kids and a fam,” said one fan before the news broke. Another wrote, “been shipping Nikki & Artem since day one asdfjkl I’m having a moment I’m okay I promise lol.”
It seems like fans will get a closer look at the budding relationship when Total Bellas returns for Season 4 on Sunday, Jan. 13. The trailer for the new season shows the duo going on dates together, and we can’t wait to see what happens between them!