‘DWTS’ professional Artem Chigvintsev, who’s Russian, reveals how the conflict in Ukraine is affecting him


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Artem Chigvintsev, who’s initially from Russia, opened up for the primary time about how he is been feeling since troops from his native nation invaded Ukraine.

In an announcement posted to his Instagram Story on Wednesday, the “Dancing with the Stars” skilled dancer stated he is been having issue accumulating his ideas because the violence continues to unfold.

“This hasn’t been easy to write and really gather my thoughts on the devastating situation that’s been happening right now in Ukraine. I want to make very clear to everyone that I don’t support war of any kind. It’s devastating to see people die and suffer the costs,” Chigvintsev stated.


Artem Chigvintsev (L) and Nikki Bella are engaged and share one son. 

Artem Chigvintsev (L) and Nikki Bella are engaged and share one son. 
(Rodin Eckenroth)

Chigvintsev moved to america in 2003, when he started dancing with ballroom dancer Giselle Peacock, whom he married and later divorced, based on studies.

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Although he at the moment lives in Los Angeles, he stated he has shut relationships with folks in each international locations.

“I do have family and friends on both sides Ukraine and Russia and this situation directly effecting me so please don’t assume that I’m ignorant about it. I promise that I’m doing my best to support and donate to the organization that helping right now,” his Instagram Story continues.

Melora Hardin and Artem Chigvintsev on

Melora Hardin and Artem Chigvintsev on “Dancing with the Stars.” 
(Eric McCandless/ABC)

Chigvintsev, who’s at the moment engaged to former WWE diva Nikki Bella and shares a son together with her, additionally touched on why he hadn’t but posted an announcement publicly in response to the conflict.

“Just because People don’t post about it doesn’t mean they don’t care there are many ways you can help. I also want to add that no one owes an explanation to anyone, about how they process and how they deal with it.

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Chigvintsev has also starred in “Complete Bellas” on E!, a reality show that follows his fiancé Nikki and her twin sister Brie Bella. He revealed that he’s grown worried that the current conflict will prevent his parents and brother from ever meeting his son.

“The considered me not with the ability to see my Mother, Dad and Brother are very actual, the considered my son by no means be capable to be held by my mother and father are additionally very actual.

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev on the dance floor. 

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev on the dance ground. 
(ABC/Eric McCandless)

Chigvintsev and his former companion, “Bachelor” alum Kaitlyn Bristowe, took the house the mirror ball trophy in 2020. He was then paired with actress Melora Hardin throughout Season 30 of “DWTS.” 

One other “DWTS” professional, Maks Chmerkovskiy, a local of Ukraine, has been outspoken concerning the conflict and even documented his escape from Kyiv again house to his household in Los Angeles after the conflict broke out.

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