Artem Chigvintsev reveals girlfriend Nikki Bella's sister Brie Bella was very mean to him in the beginning

Updated on Sep 28, 2019 03:21 PM IST  |  3M
After her breakup with John Cena, Nikki Bella is currently dating Artem Chigvintsev.

Nikki Bella is currently in a very happy space personally as she's dating her former Dancing With The Stars pro-partner, Artem Chigvintsev. The couple's public displays of affection have been frequent via paparazzi photos, red carpet events and cheesy Instagram posts, and we're loving their blossoming relationship! While the former WWE wrestler, on various occasions, has stated that she is taking her relationship with Artem at a slow pace, the two have also been talking about marriage and babies quite frequently. However, did you know that Nikki's twin sister Brie Bella was initially hostile towards Chigvintsev when he an Nikki had just started dating?

Talking about how Brie had a total "Boycott Artem" period, the 37-year-old choreographer said on Entertainment Tonight, "She was very mean to me. It was very tough in the beginning because I had to prove himself in a sense. But I appreciated it from her because she's a sister who's looking after another sister and I feel like she wanted to have her back. I respect that." Furthermore, Nikki agreed saying that it was very hard for her boyfriend because he wasn't even allowed to attend any Bella fam events. Brie's hostility made Nikki very hesitant to be with Artem and take their relationship to the next level.

While it's one thing for your family to not like the person you're with, Nikki feels that when it's your twin sister, who you do business with and are around all the time, it could get hard. "Like, I'd be on Facetime and Brie would be in with [her daughter] Birdie, and she'd be like, 'Artem is not allowed to look into the camera.' He couldn't even be on Facetime, even in the background," Nikki confided with ET.

However, now things are very different between Brie and Artem as their friendship has grown much stronger over the summer. The duo cooks together while Brie and Daniel Bryan's daughter Birdie Danielson is obsessed with the choreographer.

As the saying goes, all's well that ends well!

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