AceShowbiz - Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev's romance is "getting serious", as the couple made their red carpet debut on Thursday, July 11 night at the 2019 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards.
The couple attended the event together at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California four months after confirming they're an item on Instagram. Bella, 35, who previously dated fellow wrestler turned actor John Cena, and was nominated for the awards show's queen of swag title, opened up about the budding romance in a chat with People on the red carpet.
"Artem's aura and energy, he's so calming and relaxing," she shared. "I'm like the Tasmanian devil, I need someone with his energy to make me stop and be present... He's so adorable and sweet."
"I think she's the exact opposite of me," added Artem. "What I'm missing in my life, she fulfils."
The two were paired together on "Dancing with the Stars" season 25 back in 2017, and began dating after Bella called off her engagement to pro wrestler John Cena last summer.
But when asked if she and the dancer are now official, Bella responded she would be updating fans on her "Bellas" podcast on Wednesday.
"Artem and I actually talk about the word official and where our relationship stands," she teased.
"It's getting serious," her beau added.
Both went on to explain that they have been taking the time to get to know one another, but admitted being in the public eye "speeds up the process".
"I think nowadays people jump so fast to the conclusion of what it is," said Artem. "People need to be given time to be themselves and adapt and adjust and get to know each other. Whatever happens, happens."