Nikki Bella opens up about her fiance, Artem Chigvintsev adapting to the Bella family and what it's like to have your most intimate moments play out on television.
The most recent season of Total Bellas has been focusing on Nikki Bella's relationship with Artem Chigvintsev and all building up to the reveal that both twins are pregnant at the same time.
Speaking with TV Insider, Nikki Bella revealed why she feels so strongly about doing reality television, and how Artem is adjusting to the family and this new form of celebrity.
“It is always tough, but I think what has helped Brie and I always stay open is the people who relate to it. I can’t be the girl who goes on TV to be the person I’m not,” Nikki began. “The reason I do reality TV is so that person sitting on the couch tuning in can feel they’re not alone. I want them to say, “I felt this way for so long, but if she can do it—if she can become who she is, so can I.” Being in a new relationship, falling in love so fast and people having their opinions about it, it was difficult to show. I feel like this season I really learned a lot about myself with issues I was carrying from my childhood and was bringing into my relationships. I can’t tell you how much work I’ve done on myself since this past season. It’s crazy how you keep growing and evolving.”
She continued, “Even though Artem was on Dancing with the Stars, it was mainly about the pros. He is a very private person, so it has been a difficult adjustment for him. He is watching with the viewers every week for the first time, too. Artem hasn’t seen anything. He may be like, “Oh my God!” At the same time he loves and supports me. I think what makes this season really good too is you’re watching someone who is just so pure, raw, and real. He is going through this with these fresh eyes for the first time. I think having open communication has helped us get through this. I also think when you date me, you know what you’re getting into. I have no filter. I put everything out there. I’m so sorry. That’s who I am and can’t hide it.”
Also in the interview, Brie Bella discusses watching her marital issues play out on TV. You can read her comments at this link.