Nikki Bella Gets a Birthday Message on Instagram From Artem Chigvintsev That Makes His Feelings Very Clear

It’s evident that reality star and former WWE wrestler Nikki Bella is fully enjoying her romance with former Dancing With The Stars pro Artem Chigvintsev. Commenting on topics including engagement and having children, Bella just celebrated a birthday and received a very expressive message on social media from her new beau.

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Scared of the next step

Bella and Chigvintsev met on ABC’s competition show Dancing With The Stars when they were paired as partners in Season 25. The two began dating almost a year ago, after Bella’s highly publicized split from fiancé John Cena. While Bella is relishing her budding romance with Chigvintsev, she’s a bit hesitant on talk of marriage after the attention her breakup with Cena received.

“I’ll admit, having a public breakup can scar you,” she said, according to People. “It scarred me a lot and that’s why at times, I’ll post Artem and then I won’t for a while. It scared me about marriage, it scared me about kids.”

The reality star revealed she longs for marriage and children, but is afraid to move too fast in her relationship with Chigvintsev. “It’s two things that I really wanted in my life and now I’m so timid of it, which kind of sucks,” Bella shared. “But I definitely have those scars and I’m working on healing them and doing work on myself weekly.”

Pretty romantic post

The couple has been known to post some flirty PDA on their social media accounts, as well as loving messages to each other. Bella’s birthday was no different. Celebrating her 36th on November 21, Bella received a message from Chigvintsev on his Instagram.

“The happiest birthday to my beautiful Nicole may this day be very special filled with lots of love, I love you so so much,” he wrote.

Bella recently sang Chigvintsev’s praises, saying he is a strong pillar of support for her. “It’s great to have a man that will do the work with me,” she said. “Artem is always there to support me and make me feel like I’m literally the only girl in the world. I have never met anyone who’s so supportive and I have no fear that he’s ever going to leave me for my imperfections, which is so amazing.”

Addressing the future

While Bella expressed some trepidation about marriage last month, she was relatively forthcoming on the subject of children in September. During an episode of The Bellas Podcast, she asked Chigvintsev how many kids he would like to eventually have. “I really need to know this. Me and my vagina and ovaries,” Bella posed to Chigvintsev.

The dance pro didn’t shy away from the question. “You know what? I’ve never thought about exact number, but the only thing I can compare it to is obviously my parents and what they have,” the DWTS alum replied, according to E! News. “They have two of us. It’s me and my brother… If I have to throw a number, I would probably say two because that’s how I grew up and I had a good relationship with my brother.”

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Picking up on the cue, Bella then asked Chigvintsev if he wanted a to have a child with her, where he replied, “That’s so cute! Um, yeah!” That’s all Bella needed to hear, where she then went into planning mode. “I want twins. I want a boy and a girl and I want to knock it out all at once,” Bella said. “I want an epidural right when I get into labor. I don’t want to feel anything. Those are the things I want.”

While the couple is clearly going strong in their relationship, only time will tell when they decide to take things to the next level.