Nikki Bella Is Pregnant: Relive Her and Artem Chigvintsev's Love Story

By Alyssa Morin Jan 29, 2020 2:00 PMTags

Nikki Bella shared some mom-umental news on Tuesday.

The Total Divas star has a lot to celebrate, especially after announcing that she's pregnant! The reality TV personality is expecting her first child with fiancé Artem Chigvintsev, which comes only a few weeks after the happy couple announced they were engaged.

Nikki and the Dancing With the Stars pro were more than overjoyed to share the special baby news with everyone.

"Even though I feel really sick, like, can't believe I'm going to be a mom soon," Nikki tells People. "I'm going to have this person to take care of for the rest of their life and help them do the right things and just show them the way of the world. That's amazing!"

Just one month ago, the former WWE star opened up about her future and touched on the topic of motherhood. "I definitely want to be a mom one day," she expressed to Health magazine. "I'm in this unfortunate situation where I'm 36 and everyone is reminding me, 'Your eggs, your eggs!' So I'm freezing my eggs."

Brie and Nikki Bella Announce They Are Both Pregnant

"I just pray I have some fertile eggs left and that I can still be a mom," she added. "So yes, I do feel like being a mom is in my future. I am just not sure how soon."

Who would've known it was a lot sooner than she thought! Making this news even sweeter? Nikkie won't experience her pregnancy journey alone.

Her sister, Brie Bella, is also expecting her second child with husband, Daniel Bryan. The couple shares a two-year-old daughter, Birdie Joe Danielson.

Luckily, Total Bellas fans will get to the see the twin sisters learn about their pregnancy on the show, which is set to premiere this spring.

As fans of Nikki and Artem might recall, they first became friends during season 25 of Dancing With the Stars. The duo reconnected after Nikki and John Cena split in 2018. And by 2019, the two started taking their romance to the next level... and as they say, the rest is history.

To see the couple's love story, scroll through our gallery above! From their first official red carpet appearance together to getting engaged, these two will having you swooning over their relationship.

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Cuddled Up Selfie

Nikki captioned this photo series, "How my sweat sessions are after @coachscottthom kicks my ass lol I need the full body love!!"

Post-Workout Hug

Nikki nestled up in Artem's arms after an intense work out.

Happy Artem

Artem beamed as his fiancée continued to cuddle him.

Love Birds

Nikki and Artem look so in love from this April 2021 snap.

Nothing But Laughter

Nikki concluded this photo series with a sweet smiling snap of herself and Artem.

Merry Christmas

Artem shared this sentimental snapshot on Christmas Day 2020.

California Cuties

ICYMI, Nikki and Artem moved from Phoenix to Napa Valley! The couple made the decision after Brie and Bryan shared their own plans to relocate there.

Home Is Wherever I'm With You

"mi casa," Nikki wrote alongside this sweet selfie.




Hashtag Parenting

As Artem put it: "Mama and Dada's time while Teo is napping #parenting."


A Bella Birthday

Artem shared this pic on Nikki's birthday. "I want to wish the happiest birthday to my beautiful and definitely better other half," he captioned the post. 'you are my rock, you have been absolutely incredible as a mom to Matteo and I am so lucky to have you. I want to wish you lots of success, love and happiness and everything you wish for yourself. I love you and miss you and can't wait to see you to celebrate."


Family of Champions

Yes, that's the Mirrorball trophy that Artem's holding! He and Kaitlyn Bristowe won season 29 of Dancing With the Stars.

Poppin' Bottles

Champagne time.

Together Forever

Nikki and her "4 lifer," as she put it in the caption of this October snap.


Seriously, could they get any cuter?


Let happy hour for the hardworking couple commence!

Photoshoot Time

Nikki shared a collage of four cute and candid selfies of her, Artem and Matteo lounging in bed and smiling cheek to cheek.

Postpartum Passion

Nikki sneakily filmed a video of her and Artem dancing and kissing: "everyday feeling more like me... and my Daddy is getting his grove back."

Baby's Day Out

The trio had themselves a beach day on Sept. 1. 

Family of Three

Nikki took to Instagram on Friday, Aug. 28 to share a photo album of sweet snapshots behind the scenes of a recent photo shoot. 

One Proud Pair

Picture-perfect parents!

A Baby Boy Is Born

He's here! Nikki and Artem welcomed their son, Matteo Artemovich Chigvintsev, on July 31.

The Last Bump Pic

Nikki shared this heartwarming photo to celebrate the news that Artem would be returning for another season of Dancing With the Stars, but as she explained in the caption, it was actually taken after her water broke. Brie recommended the couple take one last photo before heading to the hospital, and this was the result!

39 Weeks

Artem cradles Nikki's growing bump as she reaches the 39-week mark.

Any Day Now...

"Baby Chigvintsev is ready to make his debut!" Nikki wrote alongside a series of cute bump selfies. "Mama is about to pop!"

So In Love

The way they look at each other...swoon!

Happy Birthday, Artem!

"I love you so much! You are such a bright light in my life," Nikki wrote to Artem on his 38th birthday. "Thank you God for him! Excited for many more birthdays, journeys, travels, and experiences together... and with our baby boy."

It's a BOY!

Nikki and Artem finally find out the sex of their baby, as shown on the season five finale of Total Bellas!


Nikki sneaks in a selfie amid her attempt to "seduce my way into getting a foot massage."

Mexicali Memories

Artem joins Nikki and Brie Bella on a trip to Mexicali as the twins attempt to reunite with their estranged father. 

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