Setting the record straight. Nikki Bella addressed fan speculation that she and Artem Chigvintsev aren’t legally married following their August 2022 wedding in Paris.“We’re legally married in France and in the United States,” the wrestler, 39, exclusively told Us Weekly on Tuesday, January 24, ahead of the premiere of Nikki Bella Says I Do. “I think because we have our [marriage records] confidential … people went and searched and they didn’t find it.”The WWE star and the Dancing With the Stars pro, 40, tied the knot last year after more than three years together.
The duo — who share son Matteo, 2 — postponed their nuptials multiple times in part because of the coronavirus pandemic.After their wedding, however, some fans took to social media to claim they couldn’t find public records confirming the couple’s union.
According to Bella, however, the rumors aren’t true.“This is official,” she told Us. “On paper, on TV and in real life!”The Celebrity Ninja Warrior alum added that marriage hasn’t changed too much about her and Chigvintsev’s relationship so far, though she did legally take her husband’s last name.“It’s been amazing.
What I like is it just officially made us a family,” Bella explained to Us. “We kind of already lived the married life in a way, and because we have Matteo we already share life, but it’s just kind of neat.Read more on usmagazine.com