‘DWTS’: Are Artem Chigvintsev & Kaitlyn Bristowe Still Friends?

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev from Instagram

Bachelor Nation’s Kaitlyn Bristowe and pro dancer Artem Chigvintsev took home the Mirrorball Trophy on DWTS Season 29. They worked hard and even got into a bit of a tussle with judge Carrie Ann Inaba at one point, But at the end of the season, it all worked out in the end. Even today, Kaitlyn is so proud to be the owner of a Mirrorball Trophy of her own.

But what happened after all was said and done? Are she and Artem still friends? Keep reading to see what she had to say about their 2022 relationship in a recent interview.

Does Kaitlyn Bristowe still hang out with her dance partner?

From the start of Season 29, it was obvious that Kaitlyn and Artem would be top contenders. The Bachelorette stars that compete on DWTS generally always do well, so many weren’t surprised that Kaitlyn and Artem took home first place.

The pair may have butted heads from time to time in the rehearsal room, but it all paid off in the end. The pair were so proud to stand together with their Mirrorball Trophy and pose for pictures at the end of the season. But do they keep in touch?

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev from Instagram
Artem Chigvintsev & Kaitlyn Bristowe/Instagram

“You know, what’s funny is I actually feel like Artem and I had — it [was] like a business,” The Bachelorette star recently told Us Weekly about their current relationship. “And then we moved forward, and I haven’t really talked to him, which is kind of sad. I don’t know. He’s busy, he’s dancing every day. He’s got a little sweet boy at home, and he just got married [to Nikki Bella], which I was so excited for them.”

Sadly, it doesn’t seem like Kaitlyn and Artem chat anymore. They’re both incredibly busy people, so it makes sense. However, it seems like there is still a lot of love and support there. Perhaps in the future, they will have a chance to reconnect.

The Bachelorette star gets along well with the DWTS cast in general

Although Kaitlyn and Artem may no longer be close, it seems like the Season 29 champion did make a strong connection with many other DWTS alums. Last winter, she went on tour with the pros and the Season 31 contestants. Based on her Instagram photos, it seems like she hit it off incredibly well with Jimmie Allen and Season 30 champ Iman Shumpert.

Kaitlyn Bristowe, Jimmie Allen, and Iman Shumpert from Instagram
Kaitlyn Bristowe/Instagram

This season, there are so many amazing contestants to support. And of course, Kaitlyn has to lend her support to Gabby Windey, another member of Bachelor Nation.

Dancing With The Stars puts out new episodes every Monday night at 8 PM eastern time. Tune into Disney+ each week and see what happens next.

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