"It was the first time Artem saw his parents in five years and his brother. He was so nervous and excited and emotional. They all got really emotional when they saw each other. They cried," she revealed. "I'm not gonna lie — I was really nervous," she added.
The retired professional wrestler noted that communication was a bit difficult, as they don't speak the same languages. "They don't know English. I don't know Russian, but somehow we made it work. It's crazy when you're put in the situation where you have a language barrier and you're forced to communicate without speaking," she explained.
Nikki divulged that Artem's parents ultimately gave her the seal of approval after their meeting. "They are the sweetest people in the world. Overall, Artem's parents did say they liked me a lot, which is amazing," she gushed.
Nikki and Artem first met when they were paired together on season 25 of Dancing with the Stars. Rumors that they were dating surfaced in July 2018, just nine months after she called off her engagement to John Cena. The pair were initially hesitant to put labels on their relationship but finally confessed that they were boyfriend and girlfriend in July 2019 after making things Instagram official in March.
They have been hitting milestone after milestone in their relationship. The lovebirds even discussed starting a family and confessed how many kids they want on a prior episode of Nikki and sister Brie Bella's podcast in September. Artem admitted that he had never really settled on a specific number, but that he liked the dynamic he had in his family with one sibling. "You know what? I've never thought about an exact number. But the only thing I can compare it to is obviously my parents and what they have. They have two of us. It's me and my brother. If I have to throw a number, I would probably say two because that's how I grew up and I had a good relationship with my brother," he said.
Nikki backtracked and said she wasn't ready to be pregnant anytime soon at the beginning of October. However, she raved about sex with Artem just days later on The Lady Gang podcast. "The best I’ve ever had. Like, the vagina smiles every time," she boasted. "Dancers have, like, this feminine energy and then when it gets to the bedroom, that’s when the man comes out. And you’re like, ‘Whoa.' And how he works my body, he dances on it," she added.
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