Instagram official! Nikki Bella confirms relationship with ‘DWTS’ pro Artem

You know things are getting serious when they become Instagram official! Nikki Bella is slowly opening up about her budding romance with Dancing With the Stars pro Artem Chigvintsev months after they were first spotted together.

“Well after that season finale. First thing I’ll be talking about this Wednesday,” the Total Bellas star, 35, wrote alongside a photo of herself kissing the dancer, 36, on the cheek, referring to the Sunday, March 24, episode of the hit E! show, in which she confirmed the new couple’s relationship.

Bella is set to speak out about her love life on the Wednesday, March 27, episode of her and twin sister Brie Bella’s “The Bellas Podcast,” but briefly teased things with Chigvintsev during Sunday night’s season finale.

“I just feel like this free spirit. Truly like a butterfly out of her cage. I don’t know. I have this new level of excitement. I’m just having a lot of fun. And I feel like, the first time ever, I’m focusing on me. It’s crazy. I never in my life would’ve thought that, like, I would’ve had a lot in common with a Russian,” Nikki explained before the camera panned to her jumping on the back of Chigvintsev’s Ducati. “I’m ready to really explore new things and people and just really see what certain chemistries are all about.”

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DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2501' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor and celebrate the show's landmark 25th season. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV, NIKKI BELLA
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Professional wrestler Nikki Bella (L) and dancer Artem Chigvintsev attend 'Dancing with the Stars' season 25 at CBS Televison City on September 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Professional wrestler Nikki Bella (R) and dancer Artem Chigvintsev attend 'Dancing with the Stars' season 25 at CBS Televison City on September 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2502' - The 13 celebrities dance to some of the most classic ballroom styles that everyone knows and loves, as Ballroom Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. Each couple will perform timeless favorites, including a quickstep, waltz, tango, foxtrot or Viennese waltz, vying for America's vote. At the end of the night, the first elimination of the season will take place. ABC/Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV, NIKKI BELLA
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2502' - The 13 celebrities dance to some of the most classic ballroom styles that everyone knows and loves, as Ballroom Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. Each couple will perform timeless favorites, including a quickstep, waltz, tango, foxtrot or Viennese waltz, vying for America's vote. At the end of the night, the first elimination of the season will take place. ABC/Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, NIKKI BELLA, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: (L-R) Artem Chigvintsev and Nikki Bella attend 'Dancing With The Stars' season 25 taping at CBS Televison City on September 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2502A' - With the first elimination having taken place on Monday, the 12 remaining celebrities ready themselves for one of the hottest nights in the ballroom - Latin Night, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. Each couple will perform a samba, rumba, cha cha, Paso Doblé, Argentine Tango or salsa, vying for America's vote. At the end of the night, the second elimination of the season will take place. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, NIKKI BELLA, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2502A' - With the first elimination having taken place on Monday, the 12 remaining celebrities ready themselves for one of the hottest nights in the ballroom - Latin Night, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. Each couple will perform a samba, rumba, cha cha, Paso Doblé, Argentine Tango or salsa, vying for America's vote. At the end of the night, the second elimination of the season will take place. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV, NIKKI BELLA
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2504' - The 11 remaining celebrities wax nostalgic as they stroll down memory lane and celebrate with a dance to a time in their lives that left a lasting impression, as Most Memorable Year night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 9 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. ABC/Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) NIKKI BELLA, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2504' - The 11 remaining celebrities wax nostalgic as they stroll down memory lane and celebrate with a dance to a time in their lives that left a lasting impression, as Most Memorable Year night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 9 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. ABC/Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) NIKKI BELLA, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 16: Professional wrestler Nikki Bella (L) and dancer Artem Chigvintsev pose at 'Dancing with the Stars' season 25 at CBS Televison City on October 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2506' - The nine remaining couples set their sights on the glitz and glamor of Tinseltown as they dance to celebrate 'A Night at the Movies,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 23 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. ABC/Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, NIKKI BELLA, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2506' - The nine remaining couples set their sights on the glitz and glamor of Tinseltown as they dance to celebrate 'A Night at the Movies,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 23 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. ABC/Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) NIKKI BELLA, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2507' - The eight remaining couples have spent the week learning all of the bloodcurdling tricks that it will take to treat the viewers to some terrifyingly fun dances, as Halloween Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. ABC/Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) NIKKI BELLA, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2507' - The eight remaining couples have spent the week learning all of the bloodcurdling tricks that it will take to treat the viewers to some terrifyingly fun dances, as Halloween Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. ABC/Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, NIKKI BELLA, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2507' - The eight remaining couples have spent the week learning all of the bloodcurdling tricks that it will take to treat the viewers to some terrifyingly fun dances, as Halloween Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. ABC/Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV, NIKKI BELLA
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News of Nikki’s new relationship comes almost one year after she and ex-fiancé John Cenasplit after six years and ended their engagement.

Nikki told Us Weekly last month that she and Chigvintsev were “just friends” despite having “so much chemistry and a cool connection.” Though she played coy about their relationship at the time, Us broke the news in January that the pair have been seeing each other “for a while,” according to multiple sources.

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