‘DWTS’ Star Artem Chigvintsev Talks Missing His Family

Artem Chigvinstev from Instagram

Dancing With The Stars pros have to quarantine away from their families in order to stay in the competition. Needless to say, this has been a particularly emotionally taxing time for them. Artem Chigvintsev has a newborn at home, and he says he’s already missing his baby.

Artem Chigvintsev Absolutely Adores Fatherhood

“Finally got situated in my trailer for the next, hopefully, 11 weeks,” Artem said on his Instagram story. “Welcome to my house. I need to swap those pictures behind me to Nicole and Matteo’s pictures, obviously, to feel like I’m actually home.”

At the end of the Instagram story, he posted an adorable photo of partner Nikki Bella holding their son and added, “Missing my loves already @thenikkibella.”

During recent interviews, it’s clear to fans that Artem loves being a father. On Good Morning America, he said that he and Nikki adjusted well to being parents and that Matteo “literally owns” them. And that really appears to be true. Both Nikki and Artem frequently post new pics and videos of Matteo, like this adorable one:


Since Artem has been away for work, Nikki says she doesn’t have much help at home with baby Matteo. The pandemic has made it especially hard for the new mother to receive help. Her twin sister, Brie Bella, had her own son one day later, so sometimes Brie and her husband are able to give Nikki a hand.

Nikki said in the past she is so happy Artem gets to appear on DWTS Season 29, but fans bet she will be glad when he gets to come home again too.

Other DWTS Pros Discuss Missing Family

Artem Chigvintsev isn’t the only pro missing his family. Jenna Johnson recently opened up about having to quarantine away from her husband, fellow pro Val Chmerkovskiy. They apparently just bought a house when DWTS execs told them they would need to quarantine apart.

“We finally unpacked and got settled in. We were loving it, and then we got called and they were like, ‘You know, one of you is going to have to move out,’” Jenna told Us Weekly. “There wasn’t much discussion about who it was going to be! I think it was kind of just assumed. He’s the sweetest. He moved into an apartment, but I am so sad. I will admit it. I’m a very needy person when it comes to Val. I love my Val snuggles. I love just, like, touching him. He always jokes because he’s like, ‘You love to be alone, but with me next to you.’ And it’s so true. So I do miss my hubby!”

Dancing With The Stars returns tomorrow night. Season 29 is sure to be one unlike any other. Will you be watching? Be sure to check in with us and let us know what you think.

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