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Nikki Bella Reveals Story Behind Repeating Her Wedding Dress

Nikki Bella and John Cena were one of WWE’s most well-liked couples. After six years of dating, the two realized they couldn’t live together any longer and decided to separate. Many individuals, including those who supported the couple, were devastated to hear the news of their split. The two have, however, moved on with their lives and discovered other partners.

The wrestler, 39, married 40-year-old Artem Chigvintsev in August 2022 after meeting him on “Dancing With the Stars” in 2017, according to US Weekly. On July 31, 2020, a son was born to them. Bella and Chigvintsev have shared a few details of the wedding as a special about the event, “Nikki Bella Says I Do,” is set to air on E! on Thursday. But ahead of the premiere, Bella spoke to US Weekly about her wedding dress, revealing that she wore a gown she bought when she was engaged to John Cena.

Relationship timeline

TAWNI BANNISTER/ BRIDES | The reality star only chose her wedding gown half an hour before getting married

The Bella Twins, a professional wrestling team comprised of twins Nikki and Brie Bella, rose to fame. They joined WWE in 2007, and Nikki has already won the WWE Divas Championship twice. She has also held that title for the longest period of time. Nikki currently works as a television host and a WWE ambassador.

She started dating the famous John Cena (I’ve never seen him) while she was with WWE. The couple got engaged and decided to get married in 2018 after dating for five years. Nikki and John’s relationship didn’t work out, but she did locate a wedding dress that lasted longer than he did.

After much reflection and healing, Nikki started dating Artem Chigvintsev, her previous Dancing with the Stars partner, in January 2019. They were engaged the next year. Until the pandemic, the pair started making plans for their ideal nuptials. Nikki and Artem didn’t get married until August 2022 due to a child and a plague.

Hidden significance of the dress

Greg Doherty/ Stringer/ Jon Kopaloff/ Stringer/ Getty Images | Nikki was with her pro-wrestler boyfriend for six years

Bella maintained the bridal gown she purchased during their engagement and married Chigvintsev in it even though their romance ended. She told US Weekly that she saved the gown because when she first tried it on, she experienced “the moment,” and wearing it gave her a feeling of “empowerment.”

Bella said to US Weekly that she debated wearing the dress to her 2022 wedding but ultimately decided against it since she didn’t want her past to control her present. Chigvintsev didn’t care that she was engaged to another guy when she purchased the garment, according to her, and he perceived it as “simply a material item,” which gave her additional confidence in her choice.

Bella and Artem

E! Entertainment/ Pagesix | WWE legend Nikki Bella was desperate to wear her dream wedding dress despite first buying it during her engagement to John Cena.

While Bella was still engaged to Cena, Artem Chigvintsev, 40, and Nikki Bella first came into contact in 2017 while serving as dancing partners for season 25 of Dancing With the Stars. They later had their son Matteo in July 2020 after becoming engaged in November 2019. Bella wore a total of four different costumes on her wedding day for their ceremony in Paris.

The four-part E! series Nikki Bella Says I Do, which debuted on January 26th, features the couple’s wedding as well as the activities leading up to the big day.

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