'Total Bellas': Nikki and Artem fight over who would get the custody of their child in case they split
Nikki Bella and Artem get into a fight over who would get their baby's custody if they ever split up
As the delivery date is approaching closer, Nikki Bella is getting even more anxious to get everything in order before the arrival of the baby. In the latest episode of 'Total Bellas', we saw the fashion mogul sitting down with her fiance, Artem Chigvintsev, and deciding on their baby's middle name. When the topic of the middle name came up, Artem expressed that he would like to continue his family's Russian tradition of their child's middle name being named after his name. Nikki wasn't entirely onboard with Artem's suggestion, so she checked with him if he would be upset if they broke the tradition. When Artem replies yes, she decided to circle back to it later.
She then informed him that she would be calling her lawyer to make changes to her will. She then casually asked him if he had a will and if he was going to add their baby to it. When Artem said no, Nikki began freaking out and tried explaining to him why all these things needed to be done before the child arrived. Despite Artem's best attempts to point out to Nikki that these things aren't urgent, she wasn't willing to budge.
When Nikki later informed Brie about Artem not having a will, even she was surprised. Brie then urged Nikki to get Artem to draft his will. She then suggested that while the couple were at it, they should also come up with a co-parenting plan, in case their relationship goes south. Later, that day, when Nikki and Artem were together, she begins discussing about co-parenting. She tells Artem that if they ever split up, then she would be getting their son's full custody because she's the mother. Artem immediately objects to it and tells her that since her schedule is so packed and she travels a lot, it would be in the child's best interests for him to have the custody.
The couple gets into a small fight over who should get the child if they split. Eventually, they come to the conclusion that both of them were concerned only for the child's best interests. Artem then gently tells Nikki not to worry about all that as things could dramatically change and it would make no sense for them to plan everything. He assures her that they both would work hard to ensure their baby had the best life possible. Nikki agrees with Artem and decides to focus on having the child, and raising it, rather than arguing over co-parenting and split.
'Total Bellas' Season 6 airs every Thursday at 9/8c on E!.