PEOPLE confirmed in January that Nikki Bella and her former Dancing with the Stars partner were casually dating

By Aurelie Corinthios
March 11, 2019 01:14 PM

Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvinstev just took their relationship to the next level.

The Total Bellas star — who ended her engagement to pro wrestler John Cena last summer — was spotted packing on the PDA with Chigvinstev Sunday in Los Angeles in photos obtained by TMZ.

After grabbing lunch at Joan’s on Third, they strolled off hand-in-hand.

PEOPLE confirmed in January that Bella, 35, and her former Dancing with the Stars partner were casually dating.

“They’ve been spending time together for a long time, but it’s nothing serious right now,” said a source of the couple, who danced together on season 25 of DWTS in 2017. “They have a strong attraction to each other, but they’re just having fun. They’re both extremely busy with their own careers, so they spend time together when they can.”

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Speaking to Access Live a few weeks later, Bella said that while she and Chigvintsev, 36, were having fun, she wasn’t looking to settle down just yet.

“I’m having a lot of fun in my dating life,” she said. “Not just Artem [Chigvintsev] — I mean, we had amazing chemistry. I’m just kind of having fun. I don’t want to say playing the field, but just kind of having different experiences.”

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“I’m not looking to be serious with anyone right now,” she added. “I’m just looking to have fun. I’m just in this position that I get to like go on these dates with a lot of amazing guys. I mean, not a lot, it’s only been a few.”

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