Nikki Bella has officially confirmed her engagement to her now fiancé Artem Chigvintsev. She posted today on her Instagram account that the two have been engaged since November. She said “yes” in France when Chigvintsev popped the question but she wanted to keep it a secret, at least at first.
The two originally met in 2017 when Bella was a contestant on Dancing With The Stars during their 25th season. She was partnered with Chigvintsev as her professional dancer. They would remain friends afterwards and start dating around December 2018.
She would officially retire from in-ring competition in March 2019 due to health issues. Her last match was for the RAW Women’s Championship against Ronda Rousey at Evolution in October 2018. She would fail to capture the title.
WWE has also congratulated her on her announcement:
Diva Dirt sends their congratulations to Nikki and Artem.