Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev Are Married! Details on Their TV Wedding Special
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Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev are married! In a joint post on Instagram, the two share the happy news and reveal fans will get an inside look into the big day. The newlyweds are sharing their journey to matrimony in a TV special airing early 2023 on E!.
Stephanie Nicole Chigvintsev (neé Garcia-Colace) (born November 21, 1983), known professionally as Nikki Bella, is an American professional wrestler and television personality. She is currently signed to WWE as an ambassador.
In 2007, Bella signed with WWE and was assigned to developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) alongside her twin sister Brie Bella, forming the duo The Bella Twins.
She made her debut for the SmackDown brand in 2008. Nikki Bella is a two-time WWE Divas Champion and holds the record for the longest reign with that title (301 days).
Bella ranked No. 1 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Female 50 in November 2015, and was named Diva of the Year by Rolling Stone in December 2015. She also won the award for Choice Female Athlete alongside her sister at the Teen Choice Awards in 2016.
Born sixteen minutes before her twin sister, Brianna, to parents Jon Garcia and Kathy Colace, Garcia-Colace was born in San Diego, California, and raised on a farm in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Arizona. She is of Mexican and Italian descent.
Keen soccer enthusiasts, she along with her twin sister played for the Scottsdale club in elementary school. She graduated from Chaparral High School in 2002.
She then returned to San Diego for college where she played soccer for Grossmont College, but relocated to Los Angeles a year later, where she worked as a waitress at the Mondrian Hotel while trying to find an agent.