January 28, 2023

Nikki Bella Clarifies Marital Standing With Artem Chigvintsev

Setting the file straight. Nikki Bella addressed fan hypothesis that she and Artem Chigvintsev aren’t legally married following their August 2022 wedding ceremony in Paris.

“We’re legally married in France and in the US,” the wrestler, 39, solely advised Us Weekly on Tuesday, January 24, forward of the premiere of Nikki Bella Says I Do. “I believe as a result of we’ve got our [marriage records] confidential … individuals went and searched they usually didn’t discover it.”

The WWE star and the Dancing With the Stars professional, 40, tied the knot final 12 months after greater than three years collectively. The duo — who share son Matteo, 2 — postponed their nuptials a number of occasions partly due to the coronavirus pandemic.

After their wedding ceremony, nonetheless, some followers took to social media to say they couldn’t discover public information confirming the couple’s union. Based on Bella, nonetheless, the rumors aren’t true.

Nikki Bella Clarifies Whether She and Artem Chigvintsev Are Legally Married After Paris Wedding

Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev

“That is official,” she advised Us. “On paper, on TV and in actual life!”

The Movie star Ninja Warrior alum added that marriage hasn’t modified an excessive amount of about her and Chigvintsev’s relationship to date, although she did legally take her husband’s final title.

“It’s been wonderful. What I like is it simply formally made us a household,” Bella defined to Us. “We type of already lived the married life in a approach, and since we’ve got Matteo we already share life, nevertheless it’s simply type of neat. I suppose extra so for me as a result of my final title’s completely different. Now I’m Nicole Chigvintsev, and that was an enormous change for me.”

The duo are gearing up for the premiere of E!’s docuseries about their nuptials, which debuts on Thursday, January 26. Planning a marriage is all the time annoying, however the twosome upped the ante by pulling all of it collectively in simply 4 weeks to accommodate their work schedules and Matteo’s first 12 months of college.

“I used to be like, ‘Oh, that is the right time. We’ll do it earlier than summer season trip ends and other people return to highschool,’” Bella advised Us. “In my head, it simply appeared so good, and in my head, I assumed it’d be really easy to plan a marriage in 4 weeks, particularly [with a destination]. And I used to be so flawed. I don’t counsel that anybody plan a marriage that fast, nevertheless it was additionally enjoyable and spontaneous.”

Chigvintsev, for his half, famous that the time crunch truly helped them recover from the end line with wedding ceremony planning. “It’s nice while you set your self [a] sure time restrict,” he defined. “It’s type of such as you’re pressured to do it.”

The tight schedule additionally meant that the couple didn’t have time to really feel disappointment when one thing went flawed — and in line with them, a number of issues did.

“I really feel like when one thing is deliberate to date prematurely after which it goes flawed, it’s identical to, ‘Actually? You had 9 months to ship the suitable flower or make the suitable cake,’” Nikki mentioned. “However [with the time limit], when one thing didn’t work out, I used to be like, ‘Oh, effectively, we tried.’”

Nikki Bella Says I Do premieres on E! Thursday, January 26, at 9 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi