Nikki Bella wed Artem Chigvintsev in dress she chose for John Cena nuptials

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Nikki Bella married Artem Chigvintsev in a dress she originally chose for her wedding to John Cena.

The retired WWE wrestler exchanged vows with the Dancing with the Stars professional in Paris, France in August 2022, with Nikki opting for several outfit changes over the course of her big day.

But during an interview for Us Weekly published on Wednesday, Nikki revealed that she originally selected one of the dresses when she was engaged to fellow wrestler John between 2017 and 2018.

"I had the moment with that dress... when I saw it. It was all something that I dreamed of," she said. "I went back and forth with that decision. For me, it (reflects) how I stand as a strong woman, I was like wait, 'Why should I not wear what I love? Because of my past?' It just didn't make sense to me."

And while Nikki's twin sister Brie Bella wasn't convinced wearing the dress was a good idea, her now-husband Artem was fine with it.

"He looks at it as just a material thing. He probably wanted me to save money but then didn't realise I bought a few other dresses after," the 39-year-old laughed.

Nikki Bella Says I Do, which chronicles the lead-up to Nikki and Artem's nuptials, will premiere on E! on 26 January.