Nikki Bella was just trying to help but she might have made things worse!
In a sneak peek of Thursday’s new episode of “Total Bellas” it was revealed that Nikki is pushing her beau, Artem Chigvintsev to take the next step in his career now that “Dancing With The Stars” is over for him. What started out as a nice romantic walk turned into the couple arguing about his potential while at a magazine stand.
“Pick out some magazines so we can go home and make some boards,” Nikki told Artem.
“And that’s supposed to help me to get what?” he fired back.
“To envision what you want to do in the next step of your life,” she retorted.
As Nikki excitedly thumbed through the mags (Artem didn’t look excited at all), she said that he would “kill it in the fashion industry.”
“You could be a model, you’ve got good genes,” she exclaimed as he rolled his eyes.
She moved on a magazine that featured Brad Pitt on the cover and she said that she thinks he kinda looks like the legendary actor.
“So now you want me to get tattoos, look like Brad Pitt, and become a model?” he asked. “Who do you think I am?”
“This was a great walk and then it turned into ‘Artem has no goals, no job and everything about it… is that supposed to make me feel good or it supposed to make me feel s—?!”
“Hey! You’ve had an incredible career, Mr. Artem,” she told him. “Everything comes to an end, I don’t get to fight in the ring anymore.”
Nikki just wants Artem to feel fulfilled again but perhaps a vision board was not the best approach.
“I really want him to find something that he had with ‘Dancing With the Stars,'” she told the confessional camera. “I want him to have that security and I just don’t want him to be jobless forever.”
It has been an emotional rollercoaster for Artem over the last few episodes and it seems to be coming to a head in Thursday’s impromptu job search at the newsstand. Last week, the Bella twins’ mom did her best to exclude him from a family photo and tensions ran really hot. Mommy Bella hatched this whole scheme to have the professional dancer show up at a different time so he would miss the group shot.
It’s tough being a Russian dancer in a wrestling family!
Check out the new episode of “Total Bellas” Thursday at 9 p.m., only on E!