Reigning Dancing With The Stars champion Artem Chigvintsev and his fiancee Nikki Bella have a lot to celebrate these days. The Russian dancer recently learned he received an Emmy nomination for outstanding choreography during Season 29, but that’s not all. The couple’s son also celebrated his first birthday on July 31.
“Happy first birthday Matteo, Mama and Dada loves you so so much,” Artem posted on Instagram with a series of adorable photos. Fans can see Artem and Nikki giving their little boy a kiss in front of a birthday cake.
If you follow Nikki Bella or Artem Chigvintsev on social media, then you’ve seen baby Matteo grow up before your very eyes.
Last summer, fans enjoyed watching Nikki and her twin sister Brie Bella explore their pregnancies together. And surprisingly enough, the sisters gave birth just one day apart. Matteo Artemovich Chigvintsev was born on July 31 and Buddy Dessert Daniels was born on August 1. So Brie and her husband Bryan Danielson are also celebrating their son’s birthday this week!
Artem Chigvintsev and Nikki Bella are keeping their hands full these days
“So Artem and I, the other night, we sat on the couch and we talked about this. I was like, ‘Do you want to start planning now?’” Nikki told ET back in May. “We’d love it to be in the fall and a few of the venues were like, ‘We’re available.’”
However, Nikki and Artem quickly realized how difficult it would be to pull off a big wedding in just a few months. They mutually decided to push it back until they had more time. After all, Dancing With The Stars always airs in the fall. As the reigning champion, it’s pretty likely that ABC will ask Artem to return.
Additionally, Nikki and Artem also recently moved their little family to Napa.
“We haven’t even lived in it yet and we’re doing the outside and that takes so much work. We’re still not even done designing. And so he and I both were just like, ‘Let’s get through the house. If it happens, it happens,’” Nikki explained to ET about why she and Artem still hadn’t set a wedding date.
Artem is still pretty passionate about dance, but that’s not his only hobby these days. In February, he announced that he planned to enroll in culinary school in Napa. Perhaps after he’s finished with DWTS, fans may see him on MasterChef one day.
Are you excited to see Artem return for DWTS this fall? Be sure to let us know in the comments!
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