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Artem Chigvintsev and Nikki Bella in couples therapy: 'He doesn't realise his tone'

The couple share a five-month-old son

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Gemma Strong
Gemma StrongOnline Digital News Director
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Nikki Bella has made a candid revelation about her relationship with dancer Artem Chigvintsev. During her appearance on the Off The Vine podcast this week, Nikki shared that the couple are currently in couples therapy.

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Speaking to her host, Kaitlyn Bristowe – who won Dancing with the Stars with Artem in 2020 – she confided that her fiancé "gets really stressed, he doesn't realise his tone." She added: "We're actually in therapy for this."

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Canadian star Kaitlyn, who is best known for her role on The Bachelor, admitted that she too had clashed with Artem during DWTS, and asked Nikki if she had had a similar experience; Nikki and Artem met when they were partnered on the dance show in 2017.

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Nikki, 37, confirmed that Artem had been "super strict" during rehearsals. "He kind of made a comment about my jive and got really mad at me," she said. "And I was like, 'You know what, dude? J. Lo and Beyoncé don't jive. I don't have time for this!'"

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Nikki and Artem first met on Dancing with the Stars

She continued: "I remember during dress rehearsals sometimes I'd be like, 'Is he mad at me?' It would make me feel really off. It would just be his tone. It was hard, it was hard on me a lot."

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It comes after Nikki confirmed in November that she and Artem, 38, would be trying therapy together. "It's mainly just to be amazing parents and knowing how to balance parent life out and also our own relationship. Because Artem and I don't ever want to have a struggle. You know, we plan on being married," she revealed on The Tamron Hall Show.

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The couple are proud parents to baby Matteo

Nikki was engaged to John Cena when she first met Artem on DWTS. Following her split from the former wrestler, Nikki and Artem reconnected, making their relationship official in July 2019.

The couple got engaged during a trip to France in November 2019, and on 31 July the following year, they welcomed a baby boy named Matteo - less than 24 hours after Nikki’s twin sister Brie welcomed her second child, son Buddy.

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