Nikki Bella didn't feel a romantic connection with Artem Chigvintsev on Dancing with the Stars

Nikki Bella didn't feel a romantic connection with Artem Chigvintsev on 'Dancing with the Stars'.

The former WWE star met her now-fiance when they were partners on the show back in 2017 but Nikki didn't have any romantic feelings for the dancer at the time.

During a conversation with Lisa Vanderpump – who danced on the show in 2013 - on the latest episode of The Bellas Podcast, Nikki said: "You definitely get an emotional bond with them because it is so scary. I've never been that nervous before!

"That's the crazy thing being with [Artem] now is there were none of those feelings at all."

The 'Total Bellas' star began dating Artem in January 2019, just seven months after calling it quits with fellow wrestler John Cena. The pair got engaged earlier this year and welcomed son Matteo, their first child, in July – although Nikki admitted she was "uncomfortable" performing intimate with Chigvintsev.

The 36-year-old star recalled: "I remember the one thing that was awkward for me – I don't if you remember in some of (the) dance moves – when their leg had to be in between your leg. I remember... it was the first time a man's leg, other than my fiance's, was in between mine and I was like, 'Whoa!' It was weird."

Nikki and Artem revealed this summer that they had postponed their wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic.

She said: "I want to make sure the world is in such a clear space.

"The day I get married, I just want a massive party. I want a bash. I want everything I've dreamed of."