Nikki Bella is on her way to the hospital in this sneak peek of what’s sure to be an emotional episode, and even though she’s starting to experience labor pains, it’s her fiancé Artem Chigvintsev who’s really feeling the pressure.
“What I’m nervous about the most is, you have a certain attachment to it, you know?” he tells Nikki in the above clip. “Like, I don’t have the same attachment because it’s not within me for nine months.”
The soon-to-be mom is quick to reassure Artem that he’s going to be “an amazing dad,” but that doesn’t stop him from continuing to worry about everything.
“Honestly, I’m s–ting myself,” the professional dancer admits in a confessional. “I’m sitting in the car thinking, ‘This is it.'”
It’s getting down to the wire on Dancing With the Stars! During the Monday, November 9, episode, the remaining contestants had the chance to pay tribute to one of their favorite musicians during Icons Night. However, many of the stars became icons of the ballroom!
“I know it’s been a rough couple of weeks, but I have to say, I have to give you a standing ovation. That was incredible. We push you because we want you to reach your ultimate,” the judge told the pair. “Every line was amazing. Every lift. … Everything about it was amazing. Everything that we’ve been wanting from you was in this routine.”
After her comments, Artem and Katilyn ran over to embrace Carrie Ann in a hug. The former Bachelorette also noted that even when the Hawaii native was a tough critic, she “knew it came from that place” of love, “even if it was hard to hear.”
The pair received a perfect 30 — their first of the season — and it wasn’t the only perfect score given on Monday night. Johnny Weirand Britt Stewart earned a perfect 30 for their quickstep to Amy Winehouse‘s “Valerie.”
Another powerful dance was done by Skai Jackson and Alan Bersten. The duo performed a strong paso doble for her tribute to Janet Jackson. In addition to being a huge fan of her music, Skai revealed that she wanted to honor the icon because of her activism. During her package, the Disney Channel alum detailed the racism she’s experienced during her life and revealed she has missed out on roles due to the color of her skin. At the end of her paso doble, “use your voice” was written on the back wall of the ballroom.
In the second round, each duo competed in a dance-off challenge with another pair. Justina and Sasha danced the cha-cha to Lady Gaga and Beyonce‘s “Telephone” against Kaitlyn and Artem; AJ and Cheryl danced the jive to Ricky Martin‘s “Cup of Life” against Johnny and Britt; and Nelly and Daniella danced the salsa to Wham‘s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” against Skai and Alan. (Nev and Jenna earned immunity based on last week’s leaderboard.)
Justina won the first matchup, earning two extra points. Skai won the second and AJ won the last. Unfortunately, AJ and Johnny landed in the bottom in the two. Bruno chose to save Johnny, Derek chose to save AJ. Ultimately, it came down to Carrie Ann, who chose to save Johnny.
Scroll through the gallery below to find out all the scores from Monday’s show.
Seeing Artem Chigvintsev‘s jealous side! During the Thursday, May 7, episode of Total Bellas, Nikki Bella and her then-boyfriend, 37, plan a date night that includes salsa dancing. However, things don’t quite go as planned.
“When we were at Temptation Island, Artem shows up and Nicole’s like, ‘Oh my gosh! You have to meet this guy. We need to take care of him, Artem. You need to cook for him,” Brie Bella explains in a confessional interview in a new sneak peek. “I could tell Artem was starting to get really mad and really irritated, which is funny because I’ve never seen him like that. And I was like, ‘Oh, I think he’s getting jealous.’”
When the professional dancer left, Brie, 36, took Nikki, also 36, to a salsa club instead, despite how drunk her sister was. While at the club, she attempted to explain to Nikki why Chigvintsev left.
“In his eyes, he thought you flirted with another guy,” Brie says before noting, “You didn’t.” Nikki quickly tells her sister, “I did nothing wrong tonight,” before explaining that she now wants to dance, so she’ll find another guy to dance with.
Of course, once the Burn the Floor alum returns to the club to try and make up with his girlfriend, he sees her talking to Brie’s friend, Lewis. “You are like a pro at freaking salsa dancing. Oh my god, I would love to dance with you!” she tells Lewis as Chigvintsev watches. “Please, you gotta teach me sh-t.”
With that, he storms out — and Brie chases after him. “I showed up there just to clear the air. I’m worried,” the choreographer explains in a confessional. “But she’s just gonna ignore me and continue this conversation with this guy? Like, where’d this even come from?”