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Cheryl Burke: Artem Chigvintsev was ‘very excited’ before she became a father

New father warning! Cheryl Burke exclusively brindle to Us weekly about what a “great father” Artem Chigvintsev will be for and Nikki Bella‘s son.

“Art has always been such a great guy and super sweet,” said the 36-year-old California resident on Monday, August 3, promoting her Diamond Art Club collection.

The season 2 winner “wept” when she heard about the Total Bellas star is Friday, July 31, birth, but has yet to speak to the new parents. “I talked to him for about a month [coronavirus] pandemic, ”Burke explained U.S. “He’s very excited. He was clearly nervous. ‘

Cheryl Burke and Artem Chigvintsev Jim Smeal / Shutterstock; Ryan Miller / Shutterstock

The I can do that alum has known Chigvintsev, 38, the “tallest of all” Dancing with the stars. “Artem used to live with me, like when I was 13 years old and he first moved to the state,” she said. “He actually took on the ballroom with one of my close friends who lived in the Bay Area at the time. We were so young and I will never forget it. ‘

The Russian dancer debuted his newborn baby on Instagram on Sunday, August 2. “Please welcome our precious baby boy Chigvintsev, “He wrote. ‘Proud of my love @nikkibella.’

The next day, his fiancé, 36, tweeted that Chigvintsev was already “the best dad” and wrote, “Our little boy is so lucky. I didn’t think I could love him any more, but the last few days I fell in love him. I feel so blessed. I can’t wait for the day to officially make us a family. “

And Burke, her and her husband Matthew LawrencePregnancy plans are “on hold” amid the spread of COVID-19, but they are testing their parenting skills with a puppy.

During quarantine, Burke tries to keep the dog away from her Diamond Art Club projects with a ‘breakaway’ space so she can do the ‘relaxing’ work on her own. “We don’t want our dog popping a rhinestone,” she joked U.S.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi

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