Nikki Bella and her finacé Artem Chigvintsev plan to put more effort into their relationship after he finishes his stint on Dancing With the Stars US.
The former WWE star, 36, sat down with her sister Brie Bella and told Us Weekly on Wednesday that the couple had been struggling to be apart while Chigvintsev, 38 performs on the show.
“I would be lying to say, ‘Oh, it’s great,'” she admitted. “It has definitely been a struggle for us.
“It’s hard. We have so many ups and downs. It’s been so difficult on our relationship because I need so much from him, but he’s, like, torn between his job that requires so much from him and then us at home.”
Bella said she and Chigvintsev have since made a promise to begin couples therapy following the finale of the dance show.
“It’s with our life coach,” she said. “After Dancing, we’re going to start classes as a couple because we’ve realised that we both feel like we’re not listening to each other … We finally both just said, like, ‘We need to bring someone in to help us so we don’t get [back] into that place.'”
Nikki started dating Chigvintsev in December 2018. They got engaged the following year in November but waited until January 2020 to share the news publicly. They share a son, Matteo, who was born in July.
Nikki was previously engaged to WWE star John Cena, 43, but they split weeks before their wedding in 2018.