Nikki Bella, whose real name is Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace, is a professional wrestler, model, actress and reality star. She was born in San Diego, California, but was raised on a farm in Arizona. Nikki and her sister, Brie Bella, enjoyed playing football throughout their childhood and developed a passion for fitness and health that inspired their wrestling careers.
Nikki and Brie made their wrestling debut in June 2007 after being signed on by WWE. Bella won the WWE Divas Championship title twice and also debuted on Smackdown in 2008. She and Brie have showed off their moves on E!’s Total Divas and their spinoff series, Total Bellas. Nikki has also appeared on TV shows including Meet My Folks and competition series including International Body Doubles Twins Search and the 2006 WWE Diva Search.
Nikki started dating wrestling pro and actor John Cena in 2012. Cena proposed during Wrestlemania 33 in April 2017, but the duo called off their engagement in March 2018. Although they briefly reconciled two months later, Nikki announced in July that she and Cena had broken up for good.
Us Weekly confirmed that Nikki and Artem Chigvintsev were dating in January 2019. The pair first met when they were partners on Dancing With the Stars during season 25 in 2017. Nikki confirmed her relationship with the Russia native in March 2019 during the Total Bellas season finale. Eight months later, they got engaged while in France in November. The pair did not announce their engagement until January 2020, and nearly four weeks later, the two revealed they were expecting their first child. In July 2020, the couple welcomed a baby boy.