AceShowbiz - Nikki Bella has completely closed the door for a possible reconciliation with John Cena by dating Artem Chigvintsev and now she proved that her new relationship is more than a showmance. The former WWE Divas champ was spotted packing on the PDA during a romantic lunch with the professional dancer at Joan's on Third in L.A. on Sunday, March 10.
The new lovebirds were pictured locking lips during their lunch date. They looked loved up during the outing, holding hands and strolling arm-in-arm while leaving the restaurant together. At one point, Artem was seen putting his arm around Nikki's shoulder.
This marks the first time the two were caught in public display of affection, since their romance reports began to swirl in December 2018. At the time, the pair were spotted at farmers market together in Los Angeles, though it seemed to be a friendly outing at the time.
Nikki and Artem paired up in season 25 of "Dancing with the Stars" in 2017. The 35-year-old pro wrestler said on her show "Total Bellas", "Today I'm meeting Artem for lunch and Artem was my 'Dancing with the Stars' pro. The last time I saw Artem I was in a relationship for so long so I'm just, I don't know, I'm really excited to see him today."
The pair were also seen on a flirty date at Wally's in Beverly Hills earlier this month. According to eyewitness, they drank wine and shared a meat and cheese board while spending hours at the eatery.
Nikki was previously in a long-term relationship with fellow wrestler John Cena. They began dating in 2012 and got engaged in 2017, but called off the engagement in April 2018, just a month before their planned May wedding.
She didn't waste time getting back on the dating scene, being filmed for "Total Bellas" as she went on a date with former "The Bachelorette" contestant Peter Kraus last year, but it apparently didn't work out.