Carrie Ann Inaba of DWTS Responds to Her Ex Artem Chigvintsev Marrying Nikki Bella

Carrie Ann Inaba's two-year engagement with DWTS professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev, who is 14 years her junior, may have garnered the greatest media attention for Inaba.

He was a contestant on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance when they first crossed paths. They started dating in 2006 and were together for about three years until breaking up in November 2008.

Carrie Ann Inaba of DWTS Responds to Her Ex Artem Chigvintsev Marrying Nikki Bella

According to Inaba, the split was amicable and Chigvintsev was “a lovely gentleman.” I've never gone out with someone who was so level-headed and always willing to talk things out. I'm thrilled for him and his achievements.

I'm glad for them. Following his wedding to Nikki Bella, Carrie Ann Inaba gave her ex Artem Chigvintsev some love.

The Dancing With the Stars judge commented Carrie Ann Inaba “Congratulations” on Bella and Chigvintsev's combined wedding photo on Monday, August 29 through an Instagram Story.

Carrie Ann Inaba of DWTS Responds to Her Ex Artem Chigvintsev Marrying Nikki Bella

Inaba added numerous red heart emojis and tagged the Total Bellas star as well as her ex-boyfriend.
Bella and the Russian national announced their marriage on Instagram. They posted a carousel of two images, one of which included a close-up of their wedding bands and the other of them on their big day in Paris, France.

When they were partners on season 25 of DWTS while Nikki Bella was still engaged to John Cena, the newlyweds first got to know each other. In January 2019, Bella moved on with the ballroom professional after divorcing the wrestler, 45. The next year, they made their engagement public, and in July 2020, their son Matteo was born.

While Inaba and Artem Chigvintsev initially met in 2006 while filming So You Think You Can Dance, their relationship dates back to the mid-2000s. However, the former couple decided to end their relationship after over three years together.

Even though she may have been kind to Bella, Inaba nonetheless received criticism in November 2020 for how she was considered to have treated her former. Following the judge's scathing critique of the dancing pro and his then-partner, Kaitlyn Bristowe, a former Bachelorette, DWTS viewers thought she had been too harsh on the dancer.

Even though she may have been kind to Bella, Inaba nonetheless received criticism in November 2020 for how she was considered to have treated her former. Following the judge's scathing critique of the dancing pro and his then-partner, Kaitlyn Bristowe, a former Bachelorette, DWTS viewers thought she had been too harsh on the dancer.

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