After getting cut from the Dancing With the Stars roster last year, Artem Chigvintsev was devastated. Now, he’s back with a baby and a fiance to battle for.
Dancing, both the act and the show, were a big part of Artem’s life. During the last season of Total Bellas, he found his way trying to pick up the pieces of his life and figure out what he was going to do after he got the boot from the series.
For now, Nikki and baby Matteo will be living in Arizona in her house that she recently put on the market. He is going to have to stay in LA for the show.
Although he will miss his love and son — the parents know that Artem is making the right decision by choosing to leave.
A source revealed to Hollywood Life: ‘Being on the show and hopefully winning could make sure that Matteo will be all set for any college he wants to go to and help him lead to a wonderful childhood. He wants his son to know what it takes to be a hard worker and do what you love. Doing Dancing for them is not that big of deal. No feelings are being hurt. Artem and Nikki know he is doing the show for all the right reasons.’
‘Artem is such a hands on dad, he’s very passionate about being a father. He’s going to miss Matteo and Nikki like crazy but going back [to DTWS] is a huge moment for him. He’s overjoyed to have the chance to be back there with his Dancing family, to be teaching, to be doing what he loves. He feels so blessed to have such a supportive partner,’ the insider went on to say.
Considering the fact that Artem and Nikki met on the series — it may bring back even better memories seeing Chigvinstky on the TV and dance floor again.