Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev have made it official!
The Total Bellas The star announced the happy news Monday on Instagram, and the wedding took place in Paris over the weekend, a source tells PEOPLE.
“We said I do,” Bella captioned a photo of her and him dancing with the Stars the hands of professionals with their new wedding bands. She also shared a photo of her and Chigvintsev embracing and looking out over the Paris skyline, including the Eiffel Tower, as they said their newlywed status.
She shared another photo of herself holding her new husband’s hand on her Instagram Story, writing: “We can’t stop smiling, I never want this feeling to end. I will love you forever Mr. Chigvintsev.”
Bella also teased, “I can’t wait to share the whole journey with you,” alongside news that the wedding will be featured in a four-part E! specialist called Nikki Bella Says I Do.
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Bella, 38, and Chigvintsev, 40, met in 2017 while working together on the 25th season of DWTS. At the time, she was engaged to John Cena, but the couple called off their engagement and called off their wedding in 2018.
In March 2019, Bella and Chigvintsev confirmed their romance on Instagram and got engaged during a romantic trip to France in November.
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Bella and Chigvintsev welcomed son Matteo Artemovich on July 31, 2020 — less than 24 hours before Bella’s twin sister Brie welcomed her second child, son Buddy Dessert, with husband Daniel Bryan.
The following month, Bella reflected on the first time she saw Chigvintsev hold their baby and what that moment meant to her.
“It made me so emotional,” she told PEOPLE. “It’s crazy because I’m already in love with this person. I’ve built a life with them and we’re engaged.”
She continued, “But at that moment I had fallen so much more in love with him because seeing him be so emotional holding his son and I could see this form of guardianship, like this man who’s going to protect this little boy the rest of his life. Just seeing the emotion on his face made me melt.”
The reality star added that she knew then that Chigvintsev would be “an amazing father” to Matteo.
“I was like, ‘We have to plan our wedding. I’ve got to lock this s—in.’ But it just melted me,” she said. “I could just tell he was going to be such an amazing father. You rarely see that side of men. So when you see them, just let them to go away and get so emotional while holding something you love so much is the best feeling ever. Huge turn on.”
Nikki Bella/Instagram Artem Chigvintsev and Nikki Bella with son Matteo
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The couple finally set their wedding date during the season 6 finale Total Bellas in January 2021 — more than a year after the engagement.
“We are getting married Thanksgiving weekend 2021!” Bella announced as her family cheered and popped a bottle of champagne, E! News reported at the time.
The news came after Bella and Chigvintsev sat down for a serious discussion about the postpartum depression the new mom suffered after the birth of their son.
“I think it’s hard for men to really understand childbirth,” the former WWE star told her fiancé during the episode. “Our bodies go through so many changes inside and out and the battle we face mentally as moms, as a new mom, I understand that… I’ll be honest, I started to feel very invisible.”
“If something is making you feel unhappy, I think you should talk to me about it,” the professional dancer said. “I’m sorry if I made you feel that way.”
Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images Artem Chigvintsev and Nikki Bella
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Later that month, the couple revealed they had been to couples therapy.
“It’s mostly about being amazing parents and knowing how to balance parenting and our own relationship,” Bella explained during an appearance in November 2020. The Tamron Hall Show. “Because Artem and I never want to fight. You know, we plan to get married.”
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David Livingston/Getty Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev on Dancing with the Stars
Earlier this year, Bella opened up to PEOPLE about why the couple didn’t rush down the aisle.
“I think being a reality star for seven years, I took people on such a journey that they still have, like, information about my life,” she said. “So at times, I go into this mode where I feel like I have to defend it because I’ll see people saying all these things online and making it negative. I’m like, it’s not negative.”
Additionally, Bella cited “building a home” with the Russian dancer and raising their child as reasons for their delayed ceremony.
“Life is really stressful,” she added. “We’re almost at home together at the same time. There are many more, I don’t want to say important things in life, but many more [to focus on].”