Artem Chigvintsev will remember the moment with son “forever”.
The young son of Dancing With the Stars pro Artem Chigvintsev and his wife, Total Bellas star Nikki Bella, didn’t meet his paternal grandparents until he was 2 years old.
However, the moment Matteo and his father’s parents finally met was filmed for the couple’s Nikki Bella Says I Do wedding special. Before Bella and Chigvintsev’s wedding in Paris, Chigvintsev took a trip to Turkey to meet his parents Vladimir and Anna, who live in Russia.
The emotional video featured a shy Matteo who actually cried when he first met his grandparents. After settling in and spending some time with them, he settled down and even let his grandfather hold him. “Well I guess my dad is a charmer,” Chigvintsev joked on the show. The ballroom pro loved watching his parents interact with his son and said it was a moment he will “remember forever”.
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Artem Chigvintsev shared a clip of the moment on Instagram
Chigvintsev posted a clip from the moment he first saw his parents as a father himself. He hugged his mother and then his father and told them that Matteo was upset because he wanted to “run”. When Chigvintsev set Matteo down, he was all smiles as he walked around.
“Seeing my parents and Matteo together for the very first time was a very special moment,” Chigvintsev captioned the Instagram post on Feb. 6, 2023. Bella also loved watching her husband’s parents meet their son.
“My heart. No matter how many times I watch this, it always grabs me. I love you all so much,” she said commented on the video. Many others commented on the post as well and really enjoyed watching the moment unfold.
“This is really [sic] special baby”, Chigvintsev’s Ballroom colleague wrote Peta Murgatroyd.
“I love how this has changed the perspective of how you remember your childhood… it’s amazing the grace parenting can bring to our own parents. I send you all the love” said “Dancing With the Stars” alum Ginger Zee.
Chigvintsev’s best man Gleb Savchenko fell a red heart emoji in the comments while his other friend Pasha Pashkov posted three.
Artem Chigvintsev says it’s “ridiculous” his parents didn’t meet Matteo before he was two years old
In the first episode of “Nikki Bella Says Yes,” Chigvintsev opened up about the fact that his parents never met his only son. Between the pandemic and the ongoing unrest in Russia, it was impossible for a meeting to happen sooner than it did.
“It was challenging because you feel cut off from this world, which was really frustrating. Sometimes I feel helpless,” he said. according to People magazine.
Chigvintsev really wanted his parents to come to his wedding, but he also really wanted them to meet their grandson.
“I can’t believe my parents didn’t hold my son once,” he said on the show. “It’s not normal. It’s ridiculous that this is the case. God forbid if my parents never met my son in person, that would be the most devastating thing. You can never get that back.”
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