When millions of fans were expecting Nikki Bella to exchange wedding vows with John Cena, the now ex-pair shocked everyone when they announced the news of their split for the second time last year. Breaking up with the long-time partner and moving out of Cena’s house was really tough for Bella.
However, Bella is now trying to move ahead as she is now out and about dating a new partner. She sparked dating rumors with her former DWTS‘ partner Artem Chigvintsev in late 2018 after the two were spotted enjoying the Christmas weekend at the farmer’s market in Studio City, California. Since then, multiple media outlets have been reporting about Bella’s new romance with Chigcintsev.
But who is Artem Chigvintsev? Is he in a romantic relationship with Nikki Bella? Let’s find the truth while exploring Chigvintsev’s bio, including his age, height, nationality, family, ex-wife, and other wiki facts.
|Birth Name||Artem Vladimirovich Chigvintsev|
|Birthday||June 12, 1982|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches|
|Dating/Girlfriend||Nikki Bella (reportedly)|
|Married/Wife||Giselle Peacock (divorced)|
|Net worth||$2 million|
Artem Chigvintsev Bio | Age, Birthday, Parents & Dancing Career
Born in the year 1982 in Izhevsk, Russia, Artem Chigvintsev, 36, is a Russian-American professional ballroom dancer, who specializes in Latin dancing. His anonymous parents, who took him to dance classes from a young age, still lives in Russia while he resides in Los Angeles, California. According to Chigvintsev, his parents gave up their lives for him and supported his dancing career completely.
Chigvintsev, who celebrates his birthday on 12th June, had never thought that he would be a dancer. His parents inspired him to try dancing and introduced him to ballroom dancing. Chigvintsev moved to the United States in 2003 and began dancing professionally. He even trained with the champion ballroom dancer Giselle Peacock.
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Initially, Chigvintsev appeared as a contestant in the first season of So You Think You Can Dance. Though he was eliminated in the first series, he returned in the 2nd season as a guest choreographer. In 2010, he appeared in the Strictly Come Dancing Series 8 with his partner, Kara Tointon. They even won the competition and became one of four professionals to win the series as first time strictly pro.
In 2011, the Russian-American dancer appeared with his partner, Holly Valance in Strictly Come Dancing Season 9. However, the two only made it to the semi-final. Later, in the Strictly Come Dancing 10th series, Chigvintsev partnered with Fern Britton, but they were eliminated on the 6th week. He appeared with his new partner, Natalie Gumede in the 11th series and became the first runner up.
Is Artem Chigvintsev Dating Nikki Bella?
The profession dancer first met Nikki Bella on Dancing with the Stars season 25 as the pair were partnered up for the season. However, they were eliminated in the 7th week with double elimination.
During the season, Bella was romantically dating WWE wrestler John Cena. They were in love for six years and were bound together as an engaged couple. However, in July 2018, the pair parted their ways for good, three and a half months after they called off their engagement.
At one point, John told to E! News that Chigvintsev would choreograph his first dance with Bella. He said:
“As far as dancing I think he’s probably gonna teach me my first dance. So hopefully I’ll be able to take those tips from him there.”
Currently, Artem and Nikki are reportedly dating each other. After their elimination on DWTS season 25, the pair were spotted hanging out at the farmer’s market in Studio City, California during the Christmas weekend last year.
However, Bella is now enjoying “single life” amid the dating rumors with Chigvintsev. Though she admitted that she had been on a few dates with him, she didn’t confirm their relationship. Instead, she revealed that she was dating around and playing the field. Bella told:
“I went on a few dates…and the one thing being a new LA girl that I forget is like, even at the farmers’ markets, there’s paparazzi.”
“Honestly, it’s been a few dates. It’s been fun, but I’m just dating around.”
Hence, it’s still too early to confirm the relationship between Bella and Chigvintsev.
Artem Chigvintsev Ex-Wife & Past Married Life
Chigvintsev was once a married man. He was married to the champion ballroom dancer, Giselle Peacock. The pair first met each other when Chigvintsev moved to the USA in 2003 and began dancing with Peacock.
In 2004, Chigvintsev exchanged wedding vows with Peacock. However, the short-lived couple couldn’t sustain their marriage and ended their relationship as “husband and wife” in 2005.