Done with the distance.
"This is the longest we haven't seen each other," Nikki opened up during her The Bellas Podcast with twin sister Brie Bella on Nov. 10, citing that she has spent over six weeks away from Artem while he's filming Dancing With the Stars and she serves as a judge for the upcoming America's Got Talent: Extreme.
She continued, "It's been hard on [Artem] and it's been hard on me too, to not have my man in my bed."
The Total Bellas star also shared that she struggles co-parenting 15-month-old son Matteo Chigvintsev with Artem from afar. "Teo goes everywhere with mama," Nikki noted. "That's where he's comfortable, that's where he does best. [But] when you're away from each other, there's different time zones. Myself having Matteo and working long hours, I need Artem to check in in ways of like, 'How are you? how are you doing? How's Matteo doing? What can I do?'"
Nikki continued, "Sometimes I feel like the other person, mainly the dads, they get into this [space of thinking] they FaceTimed and that's great, and they get on the phone and that's where it ends for them. And it's just hard when the involvement beyond that isn't there."
And, all the "to-do lists" fall on Nikki. "I'm doing the whole family's to-do lists, Matteo's to-do lists, the house we're building's to-do list," the WWE Hall of Fame inductee added. "All the to-do lists are going in my head so that just causes a little bit of tension in a relationship."
But, since returning to therapy with Artem, Nikki noted that they're "doing great" as a couple. "We're in a really in a good spot. We were doing a little rocky for a bit," Nikki concluded. "Now we're stronger than ever."
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