Dancing With the Stars professional Artem Chigvintsev booked a swanky gig last fall when he was asked to teach a very wealthy couple – Paris Hilton and Carter Reum – a wedding dance.
Read on what Paris said about Artem as a dance teacher and how Artem felt about the whole experience.
Paris & Carter absolutely loved Artem
Artem has a reputation for being a bit of a disciplinarian on “Dancing With the Stars.” His season 30 partner Melora Hardin told Heavy that he was a “focused” and “hardworking” partner, and the show aired footage as part of the weekly video packages of Artem and Melora switching heads at rehearsals collide.
But Paris told Nikki and Brie Bella on their podcast: “This is Paris” that she and her now husband Carter loved working with Artem.
“My husband and I love your fiancé,” Paris told Nikki. “He actually taught us our first dance for our wedding and he was just so sweet and such a nice person and so talented. Thank him for teaching us that because I’m like the worst dancer in the world.”
Paris then said that Carter did a lot better than she did, but that’s because he had to rehearse so much more.
“[Carter] it flashed[mob] also dance at the wedding. He took more dance lessons for it than we did for our first wedding dance because my schedule was out of control, so we literally only had one rehearsal for our wedding dance,” Paris said, adding that she “freaked out” when it came to hers reception — but she had one key thing that helped her pull it off.
“But I was wearing the perfect dress that looked like a Cinderella dress, so it was so long and princess-like that I was like, ‘If I just roll over and look pretty, it’ll be fine.’ So that was really helpful,” Paris said.
Paris married Carter, a venture capitalist, in November 2021.
Artem had “so much fun” with them
Nikki told Paris that Artem “had so much fun” teaching them to dance.
“He loved you and your husband. Isn’t he just such a good teacher? Just such a great dancer,” Nikki said, to which Paris replied, “He’s really … he wasn’t strict, he was pretty laid back.”
Nikki went on to say that because Artem is a professional dancer and the two were partners on “Dancing With the Stars,” she definitely feels the pressure that her first dance has to be perfect. Nikki and Artem placed seventh in season 25 of the show.
“I feel like the expectations are going to be so high for our first dance,” Nikki said, adding, “[T]Hey, they’re going to be expecting a World Cup-style dance, that waltz that’s going to be unreal, and I’m going to be like, ‘Oh my God!’”
But her twin, Brie, spoke up and said, “Be honest, that’s what you’re going to expect of yourself.”
“Well, I mean, yeah, I’ll try,” Nikki admitted.
“I’m definitely not [a perfectionist]’ Brie said. “My sister is. The interesting thing about being twins is that even though we’re identical twins, we come from the same egg, we couldn’t be more different, but we’re still best friends… We’re like night and day, so it is really funny because she’s definitely the perfectionist and I’m just so easygoing.”
Dancing With the Stars returns in fall 2022 for its 31st season. It was extended by two seasons.
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