'Total Bellas': Jonathan gives Artem a hard time, wonders if his relationship with Nikki is real
Artem Chigvintsev and Nikki Bella's relationship has everyone convinced that the pair is madly in love but there is one person who still has concerns about them and it is her father, Jonathan Garcia.
In the latest episode (April 9) of 'Total Bellas', Nikki decides to meet her father after five years. The two have had a rough relationship in the past because of the toxic relationship that her parents shared but she knew it was time to mend things.
Nikki admitted that her father is a good man and the circumstances made it hard for them to develop a stronger bond. She decided to invite her father home to have a family dinner together. What made the dinner even more special was the fact that Nikki decided to include Artem as well. He was shocked to find out that she wanted him to meet her father but accepted the invite.
Nikki, Artem and Brie Bella waited for Jonathan to come and once he did, there was no animosity in the house. Nikki and Brie were happy to see their father and he did not waste his time dwelling in the past as he started to crack jokes and warm the room with laughter.
Jonathan finally got to meet Artem and as the four of them sat down, Jonathan decided to give Artem a hard time. He questioned him about the tattoo he had on his hand and asked him why it was a skeleton. Nikki decided to rescue the love of her life as she explained that the skull has a rose coming out of it, which means hope.
While he was satisfied with the answers, it was not the only question he had in store for Artem. Once the two went to pick up his things from the car, Jonathan questioned Artem about his relationship with Nikki. He asked her if what they had was real. Artem admitted that he loved Nikki and their relationship was indeed real.
Jonathan explained that he did not want his daughter to get hurt and just wanted her to be happy. Artem shook his head and admitted that he understood the position he was in and was just looking out for his daughter. The day ended with all of them having a nice dinner together.
Jonathan confessed that circumstances put him in a position where he could not be a good father while adding that he hoped to change that now. The girls thought that the best way to celebrate as a family would be to go on a trip and everyone quickly agreed. Will this help makes things better?
'Total Bellas' airs on Thursdays at 8 pm ET on E!