Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev seek couple therapy: 'DWTS' to welcoming baby, a look at duo's relationship
The duo has been struggling to cope with the time spent apart from one another with Artem at work as a professional dancer on the long-running popular dance competition show
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev will be attending couple's therapy to better their marriage. The couple will seek the professional help once Artem finishes filming the current season of the ABC show ‘Dancing with the Stars’. The duo has been struggling to cope with the time spent apart from one another with Artem at work as a professional dancer on the long-running popular dance competition show. The couple recently welcomed their first son, Matteo.
To help them get back on track, 36-year-old Nikki has revealed that they plan on opening up a line of communication between them in a therapeutic forum. She said, “I would be lying to say, 'Oh, it's great'. It has definitely been a struggle for us. It's hard. We have so many ups and downs. It's been so difficult on our relationship because I need so much from him, but he's, like, torn between his job that requires so much from him and then us at home.”
Nikki and her ex, WWE star John Cena, split in 2018 which came as a shock to all the fans who were rooting for them. The former couple was days away from tying the knot when they decided to part ways. As much as they said that it was an amicable split, it hit Nikki hard. But, being the fighter that she is, she pulled herself up and said in the last season of ‘Total Bellas’, "I just want to find one place called home and not live out of an office or a hotel room. It's time for me to move on." And just like that, Nikki started working on becoming whole by herself. She was focusing on her career and then eventually decided to get back to the dating game, and she met Artem during one of the dates.
Rumors soon started floating around about her relationship with Artem. She denied it profusely at first, but the look on her face every time she met him made it pretty obvious - no one glows like that for no reason. Then, as the season finale came around, he whisked her off on his bike and the rest is history. The backlash that the couple received from John and Nikki shippers was insane but clearly, Nikki doesn't care. She's living her best life with a chef/dancer and she's loving it. The fact that he has been her pro-coach on 'Dancing with the Stars' makes this relationship even more fulfiling.
The former professional wrestler previously opened up on experiencing post-postpartum depression after the birth of Matteo in late July, and added it was important for her to talk to Artem about her struggle, so she didn’t feel so alone. She added, “I just told him, like, 'I need more attention from you', and that is something we've worked on, and that's gotten better.” “Artem and I have great communication, but it's been lacking, but that's something that we've been so strong about in our relationship [in the past],” she continued. She explained to Us Weekly magazine, “It’s with our life coach. After Dancing, we’re going to start classes as a couple because we've realized that we both feel like we’re not listening to each other.” “We finally both just said, like, 'We need to bring someone in to help us so we don't get [back] into that place',” she said.