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Nikki Bella Announces WWE Retirement; Romance With Dancing With The Stars Pro Artem Chigvintsev

What a journey Nikki Bella has been on since her split from John Cena last year! Fans of Total Bellas have seen Nikki embrace a new carefree rebellious attitude post engagement. She’s buying sports cars, smoking cigars, and FINALLY flirting again. This has been a far cry from the Nikki who was having a breakdown at her engagement party last year. Both her personal and professional lives are on the verge of reaching new heights in this next chapter.

Nikki’s recently HEADLINED THE FIRST EVER ALL WOMEN’S EVENT for WWE. That is a historic accomplishment that nobody can ever take away from ever. That event will go down as one of the greatest comebacks, and she did it alongside her sister Brie Bella and Ronda Rousey. On the personal side, she’s been somewhat shy at opening herself up to love again. However, we now have MAJOR updates on her status with WWE and the dating scene.

“Fearless” Nikki shockingly announced that she would be leaving WWE and retiring. Thankfully, US Weekly has all the details on Nikki’s retirement. She cites the notoriously hectic travel schedule as the biggest factor in her decision.

In regards to the crazy travel schedule, she said, “I just feel like I’m too old for that travel. That travel was really, really, rough. So I realized, I was like, “Why am I doing this anymore?” WWE performers are on the road 300 days per year on average.

Even though the insane road schedule isn’t for her anymore, Nikki has great respect for the women still there. She said, “I mean, the girls are doing amazing things over there. I really am ready to hang up the jersey. Like, I can say it fully, [I’m done].”

Nikki may be moving on from WWE, but she’s moving forward with her personal life. She is FINALLY Instagram official with Dancing With The Stars pro Artem Chigvintsev.

Nikki posted a photo on Instagram confirming her romance with Artem. US Weekly reported about her podcast episode where she said, “Yeah, we’re dating. There’s been a lot of speculation about us, but I’m still dating [other people].

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PLEASE TELL US THAT JOHN IS AN OPTION. WE FEEL CHEATED FROM OUR FAIRY TALE.

The Total Bellas star did not hold back any details of her relationship saying that they were “sleeping together.” “Yes I spent the night at his house. We’re not engaged. We’re not boyfriend and girlfriend. We don’t say, ‘I love you’. We make out. He’s a great kisser.”

It’s so great seeing Nikki feel so open and free after feeling so boxed in with John. As much fun as their relationship was, it was awful seeing her feel smothered toward the end.

We have high hopes for the pair because they were super steamy on Dancing With The Stars. We’d love to see them cha cha cha down the aisle. BUT ONLY IF WE GET TO WATCH IT.

TELL US – ARE YOU SAD TO SEE NIKKI BELLA RETIRE FROM WWE? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF NIKKI’S ROMANCE WITH ARTEM?

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