'Total Bellas': Nikki doesn't want Artem to be jobless forever, he says he 'survived on his own'

'Total Bellas': Nikki doesn't want Artem to be jobless forever, he says he 'survived on his own'
Artem Chigvintsev and Nikki Bella (Getty Images)

Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev's relationship has been going well, but the latest episode (April 30) hints that it's getting a bit shaky. Nikki was worried about Artem ever since the pair found out that he would not be going back for another season of 'Dancing With The Stars'. While Artem had been upset about not making it back to the competition, he knew he had to plan for what was next. 

Even though Artem made it clear that he had his own ways of deciding how he wanted to shape his life, Nikki thought she would help him out. Nikki has always been a person who relies on vision boards to make sure she is on track. She decided to do the same for Artem. Nikki was quick to tell Artem that it was time for him to start planning what he wanted to do and go after things rather than wait for them to come to him. 

During a confessional, Nikki suggested that she did not want Artem to be jobless forever and wanted him to find something that he was passionate about like he was for the show. She finally managed to create a vision board on the basis of what she thought Artem wanted in his life. She decided to show it to him and informed him that she was trying to 'light a fire under his ass'. 

Artem was surprised and questioned if it was her vision board or his. Nikki explained that she made a vision board on the basis of what she thought he needed in life. She confessed that she had seen his talent but the world had not seen remotely what he is capable of. 

While Artem appreciated the efforts, he was not happy to see that Nikki did not trust him with what he was doing. Meanwhile, Nikki reminded him that in entertainment, time is money and it was important for them to capitalize on whatever they had at the moment. Speaking to the camera, Artem explained that he exists and lives the way he had been living for many years. 

He told Nikki, "I did survive on my own and I know what I am doing. I just want to be myself". He tried to explain it to her that just because he was not endorsing what he was doing did not mean that he wasn't working. Brie Bella also took Artem's side. 

She tried to explain to Nikki that Artem had his way of doing things and she needed to trust him. Nikki finally understood that she needed to trust Artem and give him his space.

'Total Bellas' airs on Thursdays at 9 pm ET on E!

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