Nikki Bella says she bought 1 of her 4 wedding dresses when she got engaged 5 years ago

Nikki Bella says she bought 1 of her 4 wedding dresses when she got engaged 5 years ago. PHOTO CREDIT: Tawni Bannister for Brides

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Nikki Bella shares some scoops on her dream bridal wardrobe.

In her cover story for Brides‘Wedding mode numberreleased Tuesday, Total divas the wrestler opened up about the four wedding dresses she wore at her Paris wedding to her longtime partner, Dancing with the stars Artem Chigvintsev, 40.

Although Bella, 38, hasn’t shared exact details of her wedding attire (the reveal will be featured on Nikki Bella says yes on E ! in early 2023), she divulged what it was like to find her sets, one of which was found during her previous engagement to John Cena in 2017which ended in 2018.

Nikki Bella explains why she chose to walk down the aisle at her wedding to Artem:

Nikki Bella Explains Why She Chose To Walk Down The Aisle At Her Wedding To Artem: “I Don’t Need To Be Abandoned” Credit: Tawni Bannister for brides

Tawni Bannister for Brides

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“I had two beautiful dresses that I loved, and they were going to be for a different wedding, but they were my dream and I I love them,” she told the outlet why she chose the dress from her past.

In her search for the perfect pieces, the WWE Ambassador realized that the most important person to consider when curating her wedding wardrobe was herself.

“What brides will realize when they start looking for the dress is that what you’re wearing is about you as a woman,” she said. “It has nothing to do with who you marry or who you date. It has everything to do with what you imagined for yourself and how you feel.”

Defending her choice of dress, Bella pointed out, “People will try to make you think differently and say, ‘Oh, but it was for this person and this marriage.’ But after taking that trip, I realized no, I didn’t buy those dresses for that person. Yes, it was going to be for that event, but that event didn’t happen.”

To find the other three looks, the reality TV star relied on her twin sister. “Brie was with me every second,” Nikki said. “I knew she was going to be brutally honest and I really trust her opinion.”

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Nikki Bella says she bought 1 of her 4 wedding dresses when she got engaged 5 years ago.  PHOTO CREDIT: Tawni Bannister for Brides

Nikki Bella says she bought 1 of her 4 wedding dresses when she got engaged 5 years ago. PHOTO CREDIT: Tawni Bannister for Brides

Tawni Bannister for Brides

Bella and Artem Chigvintsev met in September 2017 when they were teamed up on season 25 of Dancing with the stars.

The duo reconnected in 2018 and made their Instagram official relationship in March 2019.

In November of the same year, they got engaged during a trip to France, but did not announce their engagement until January 2020.

“You are the best thing that has ever happened to me. So excited for what is to come, I love you more than anything and thank you for saying yes,” Chigvintsev wrote on Instagram.

“Excited for 2020 and the next decade with you @theartemc ❤️ I said yes in France in November”, wrote Bella under hers Publish. “We tried to keep it a secret, but really wanted to share our excitement for the New Year! »


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Artem Chigvintsev (L) and Nikki Bella attend PUBG Mobile's #FIGHT4THEAMAZON event at Avalon Hollywood on December 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Artem Chigvintsev (L) and Nikki Bella attend PUBG Mobile’s #FIGHT4THEAMAZON event at Avalon Hollywood on December 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Artem Chigvintsev and Nikki Bella

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Two years later welcoming their son Matteo in July 2020 (a day before Brie welcomed her second child), and after postponing their nuptials, the couple officially tied the knot in August.

The newlyweds announced their surprise wedding on instagram with pictures of their rings and a portrait of them looking at the Eiffel Tower. “We said yes,” they captioned the post while sharing that further details would be released about their upcoming four-part wedding special.