“What a experience, what a Journey,” Chigvintsev, 38, wrote in a heartfelt Instagram post on Wednesday, November 25. “Firstly I wish to begin with an enormous thanks ?? to everybody who is part of DWTS this season was a magic to be part of all of the crew, producers, hair, make-up, costume, safety, the individuals who saved us secure with testing every single day.”
He additionally thanked his fellow DWTS professionals for being “unimaginable at what you do instructing, creating, mentoring” yr after yr.
Chigvintsev mentioned he confronted a “pivotal second in my life” when he needed to “face the truth” of not competing on the ABC present.
“It crushed me to the purpose the place a needed to combat despair and battle of discovering one thing else that I might love as a lot,” he wrote. “At that time the one one who saved me going was my stunning fiancée, [Nikki Bella], she believed in me once I fail she consistently saved my spirit up and supported me in each method doable and for that I’m perpetually grateful I actually don’t know the place I might be if not for Nicole.”
The skilled dancer, who welcomed his first child with Bella, 36, in July, famous how his hardships made the DWTS win that a lot sweeter.
“Understanding that again story, I assume you realize what it meant for me to be again this yr and being partnered up with @kaitlynbristowe actually made this expertise full,” he continued. “Her dream was for a few years to be on DWTS, which just about got here true 5 years in the past.”
Chigvintsev praised his partner, saying, “irrespective of how exhausting it might get you by no means gave up. I wish to say thanks for all of your exhausting work and serving to me to make my dream come true.”
He concluded by thanking all of his followers who “supported us by the competitors” noting they “completely killed it.”
“A yr in the past felt like a merciless ending to your tenure on #DWTS, a yr later you might be holding up the trophy. The universe does listen, and typically it makes issues proper,” the Ukrainian dancer, 34, wrote through Instagram on Monday, after his spouse, Jenna Johnson and her companion Nev Schulman misplaced to Chigvintsev and Bristowe, 35. “Congrats on lastly validating your excellence and years of contribution to this present and to all the professionals round you.”
The Complete Bellas star, for her half, shared a video of herself and the couple’s baby in pleasure over her fiancé’s achievement.
“Wow what an incredible season!! And option to conquer a dream!! Each of you! Love you girly! And Artem love you a lot!” she wrote through Instagram on the time. “Past happy with you! I do know what this actually means to you! And my coronary heart couldn’t be happier for you!!”
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