NIKKI Bella Says I Do premiered Thursday night and fans are reacting to the bombshell news about her wedding dress.
Nikki revealed she will wear an old wedding dress she bought during her engagement to John Cena for her marriage to Artem Chigvinstev.
WWE fans are sticking up for Nikki amidst comments directed at her past relationship.
One fan tweeted a photo of her proposal to Cena and stated, “I hope this marriage is every bit as successful as your marriage to John Cena was.”
However, many fans are rising above the hate and encouraging the public to let her relationship with Cena go.
One viewer tweeted, “always people mentioning john when he’s already married to someone else like move on, people really act as if they were in the relationship with them.”
Another agreed, “they need to let that relationship go they’re always disrespectful every time they post anything about the twins.”
Nikki Bella Says I Do airs Thursdays on E! at 9pm ET.
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Nikki and Artem’s love story
Artem and Nikki first met when they were partnered together on DWTS in 2017.
However, at the time, Nikki was still engaged to WWE legend John Cena.
They called it quits just weeks before their wedding in 2018 and Nikki and Artem began dating a year later.
Nikki and Artem later announced their engagement in January 2020, after he popped the question that prior November in France.
That same month, the pair also announced they were expecting their first child together- Matteo was born on July 31, 2020.
The two were then married in Paris on August 26, 2022.
Fans are excited for Nikki’s pole dancing
A teaser clip for new episodes of Nikki Bella Says I Do shows the girls’ pole dancing for Nikki’s bachelorette.
One viewer tweeted, “I’m too excited for Nikki’s @BellaTwins pole dancing!!! she about to kill it.”
Another tweeted photos of Nikki pole dancing and added, “Can’t wait for the next episode.”
Fans love seeing Hilary and Nikki on WWHL
Thursday night was full of Bella twins’ content as Nikki and Brie were guests on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen after the premiere of Nikki Bella Says I Do.
One fan even took to Twitter, “The way my childhood crush @HilaryDuff is sitting right next to my fave Nikki @BellaTwins!
Surreal. I love it #WWHL#NikkiBellaSaysIDo what a night on TV.”
Nikki Bella appears on WWHL
Nikki Bella appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Thursday night.
The WWE Diva was featured on the show alongside Hilary Duff.
The unlikely duo played Come Clean Queen, a game where Andy had to guess whether the secret was Nikki’s or Hilary’s.
Brie was also featured on the show as the bartender.
Fans send support to the couple
Fans are sending support to Nikki Bella and congratulating her on her wedding journey.
One fan tweeted, “it’s so amazing and beautiful watching your love story play out into your dream wedding. so grateful you’re letting us be part of it.”
Another added, “We love you and artem.”
Nikki thanks fans for tuning in to premiere
Nikki took to Twitter to thank fans for tuning in to the premiere of Nikki Bella Says I Do.
What ‘past relationship’ did Nikki reference in the show?
For those who watched the recent episode of Nikki Says I Do, you may have noticed she mention a “past relationship.”
The show revealed Nikki will wear an old wedding dress she bought while engaged to John Cena.
When she brought up the idea to Artem, he assured her he just wanted her to be happy in her dress.
Next time on Nikki Says I Do
The next episode of Nikki Says I Do will air on February 2nd at 9pm on E!
It will explore Nikki and Brie’s search for the perfect venue and Artem’s journey getting his parents there in time from Russia.
Run away to Paris with me?
Nikki and Artem decided they would get married in Paris instead of Napa.
Artem proposed in France, Nikki loves French culture, and his parents have a better chance of getting to France than the US.
The girls start on wine train
The girls begin on a wine train for Nikki’s bridal shower.
Nikki thanked everyone who came to support her and revealed to the women she was having second thoughts about getting married in Napa.
Nikki, Brie, and her mom discussed the potential of going to Paris for the wedding instead.
Artem is feeling ‘hopeless’
Artem broke down at dinner with Nikki while talking about his parents.
He confided in Nikki that he was feeling “hopeless.”
Nikki and Artem have one-on-one
Nikki and Artem sat down at a restaurant to discuss their thoughts on the wedding.
They confide in one another about how wedding planning is not going well.
Artem revealed there’s no way his parents can get to the US from Russia in time and he’s disappointed they’ll miss his wedding.
He also discussed how his parents have never met his son before and if they never do he’ll be “devastated.”
Artem and Gleb open up about their parents
Both Artem and Gleb’s parents are living in Russia which has been hard on them both.
Due to the conflict in Russia, Artem’s parents will not be able to attend the wedding.
Artem has chosen his best man!
Artem asked his close friend and DWTS alum Gleb Savchenko to be his best man.
The two are also choreographing and rehearsing for Artem’s first dance with Nicole.
Brie’s bridal shower is in the works
Brie decided to hold the bridal shower on a wine train through Napa Valley.
She’s putting a last-minute party together for her sister.
Rejection after rejection
Nikki called multiple venues to see if there was any availability for her desired date.
Nikki, Brie, and Artem deliberate on the possibility of doing the wedding indoors instead.
They admitted it wasn’t what they imagined.
Nikki’s mom has reservations
Nikki called her mom on the phone to reveal the news.
Even though she was excited for Nikki and Artem, she added “there’s no freakin’ way” she can do it in four weeks.
Nikki has a shocking ‘something old’
Nikki revealed to Brie her “something old” is her old wedding dress.
She planned on wearing the dress for a previous relationship and wants to wear it again.
Even though Brie was hesitant about the decision at first, she came around after Nikki tried it on for her.
The twins tour a chateau
The twins have begun their wedding planning by touring a chateau in Napa Valley.
Even though Nikki fell in love with the space, their tour guide warned it was booked up until labor day.
Artem has no fears
Artem revealed in a confessional he has “no fears” about Nikki and Brie planning the wedding.
Nikki and Brie have taken to the road to find a venue.
When Nikki told Brie the venues are unaware of her time frame she responded, “well great this will be uncomfortable.”
‘There’s no way’
Nikki revealed to her twin sister Brie she was getting married in four weeks.
Brie was clearly hesitant about the timeline and responded, “there’s no way.”
Brie’s husband Bryan agreed, “four weeks isn’t enough time.”
Nikki tells Brie
Nikki finally told Brie she was planning on marrying Artem in four weeks.
She revealed in her confessional she was nervous to tell her twin the news.
Brie seemed excited about the marriage but was apprehensive it could be planned so fast.
Nikki and Artem open up about their parents
Nikki and Artem shared their parents’ personal struggles.
Nikki’s mom was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy and had brain surgery.
Artem’s parents are in Russia and haven’t been able to visit because of the conflict with Ukraine.
Buddy and Matteo born within days
Nikki shared that her son and her sister Brie’s son were born very close to one another.
The twins call their sons “spiritual twins” and are confident they will spend their lives as best friends.
How the two met
Nikki and Artem met when they were paired as a couple on Dancing With The Stars.
Their chemistry on the show carried over in real life and they started dating in 2019.
After having a son with one another and making it through the pandemic, they finally decided to tie the knot.