"Do people really sleep?" Artem Chigvintsev joked Monday on Good Morning America about his life as a new parent with fiancée Nikki Bella

By Jen Juneau
August 24, 2020 11:40 AM
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Artem Chigvintsev is soaking up that new baby bliss.

During a Monday appearance on Good Morning America, where he discussed his return as a professional dancer on the upcoming 29th season of Dancing with the Stars, the new dad also opened up about his newborn son with fiancée Nikki Bella, whom the couple welcomed on July 31.

"It has been the most incredible feeling and Nicole and I are just obsessed. I just didn't know that I could have so much love to give. It's just incredible," said Chigvintsev, 38, going on to joke that their son "literally owns us."

One "challenging" way that reality has manifested has been overnight, when Nikki, 36, is up "every hour and a half" to feed their newborn.

"What sleep? Do people really sleep?" Chigvintsev quipped, smiling. "I really feel bad for Nicole, because he's a really good eater. So he's been on it."

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Chigvintsev was previously cut from season 28 of DWTS, after having been a part of the show since 2014. The newest season will see Tyra Banks take on the role as host, after PEOPLE confirmed last month that co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews would not be returning.

"Last season watching from the sidelines really made me realize how much I miss the show, miss performing live," Chigvintsev said Monday on GMA. "I just can't wait to get back, and I want to dedicate this season for my little boy. Because I now have family support and I'm looking forward to it."

For now, the proud father is staying in shape at the gym when he can — and enlisting a bit of help from his newest dance partner at home.

"Especially when he has those moments of crying, I wrap him in my hands and do a little foxtrot around the room and he's just sound asleep afterwards," Chigvintsev said of his bundle of joy.

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Chigvintsev and Nikki announced the arrival of their son on Aug. 2, sharing a sweet close-up snapshot of the newborn's hand in both his parents'.

"7/31/2020 💙 Our baby boy is here and we couldn't be HAPPIER and more in LOVE! Everyone is safe and healthy," the new mom announced.

"7/31/2020 please welcome our precious baby boy Chigvintsev 👶 proud of my love @thenikkibella," the first-time dad also posted.

The Total Bellas star gave birth to her baby boy just one day before her twin sister Brie Bella and her husband Daniel Bryan welcomed their second child together, a son.