“My No. 1 supporter,” the Russian dancer, 38, captioned a Monday, September 14, Instagram photo of the 1-month-old during the ABC show’s premiere. “I love you Teo with all my heart. @goodmorningamerica thank you for this glittery outfit for the premiere of DWTS.”
In the sweet shot, the little one posed in a white onesie decorated with gold and silver rhinestones, as well as a silver star and a GMA patch. Matteo sported a different blue outfit ahead of the episode when Nikki wished her fiancée good luck.
“I got my tag partner to watch Daddy on Dancing with the Stars tonight,” the former professional wrestler said in an Instagram Story video. “Matteo, are you ready to watch Daddy dance? Are you? Do we love his partner, [Kaitlyn Bristowe]? Are they just gonna do so amazing this season? Say, ‘Yes.’”
The E! personality added, “Matteo says that every week you better be voting for them or he’s going to dropkick you all. Or do a dance-off. … His personality is leaning more toward Mommy, huh, baby?”
“Artem is on Dancing With the Stars and that has left me alone with Matteo,” Nikki said during a “Total Bellas Podcast” episode at the time. “Because of COVID-19, I don’t have any help. It’s just me.”
Chigvintsev showed off his trailer earlier this month, noting that he needed photos of his baby boy to spruce up the place. “Welcome to my house … for the next, hopefully, 11 weeks,” the choreographer said via Instagram. “Missing my loves already @nikkibella.”
He and the California native welcomed their son in July. “I was sobbing, like, so bad when our baby arrived,” Chigvintsev told Entertainment Tonight of the experience the following month. “Like, I don’t think people have seen a man sobbing like that. It was awful, but in the most joyful way.”