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Nikki Bella Postpones Her Marriage To Artem Chigvintsev Until ‘Late 2022’ So His Parents Can Come

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They have been engaged since 2019 and have had to postpone their wedding several times due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But Nikki Bella recently revealed that a “promise” she made to her husband-to-be Artem Chigvintsev, 39, also contributed to the delay in their marriage.

“The only promise I’ve made to Artem before we can make plans is that his parents can be there. And with where the world is now and trying to get two Russian parents into the country, it’s almost impossible,” the 37-year-old reality star explained to ET.

A Promise: Nikki Bella recently revealed that a ‘promise’ she made to her husband-to-be Artem Chigvintsev, 39, contributed to the delay in their marriage; Nikki in the picture in May

Although Artem is an American citizen, the dancer’s parents are based in Russia

She continued, “So the day I can get two visas is the day we will set our date and say, ‘Yes.’

Nikki, who shares a one-year-old son Matteo with Artem, has now set her sights on a fall 2022 wedding as she wants it to align with Thanksgiving in November.

“I think I said Thanksgiving last year, right? And I want to say next Thanksgiving. I can’t believe it’s been a year, but I really want to get married.

“I mean, selfish, I just want to have that one big day over me. I can’t wait to wear that dress, but I do want to marry Artem.’

Sweet: “The only promise I made to Artem before we can plan is that his parents can be there.  And with where the world is now and trying to get two Russian parents into the country, it's almost impossible,

Sweet: “The only promise I made to Artem before we can plan is that his parents can be there. And with where the world is now and trying to get two Russian parents into the country, it’s almost impossible,” the 37-year-old reality star explained to ET; Nikki and Artem pictured in 2019

Two weeks ago, Nikki revealed on The Bellas Podcast that she and her fiancé had recently started therapy after being separated from work for weeks.

She was briefing her twin sister Brie Bella about a “rough patch” she and Artem endured while he was away from Dancing With The Stars as she took on a new role as a judge for America’s Got Talent: Extreme.

“This is the longest we haven’t seen each other,” Nikki said.

Professional help: Nikki Bella, 37, told twin sister Brie Bella on The Bellas Podcast that she and fiancé Artem Chigvintsev, 39, went 'back in therapy' after hitting a 'rough patch'

Professional help: Nikki Bella, 37, told twin sister Brie Bella on The Bellas Podcast that she and fiancé Artem Chigvintsev, 39, went ‘back in therapy’ after hitting a ‘rough patch’

She said the lovebirds had been separated for over six weeks, as Artem is in Los Angeles filming DWTS while she’s spending time in Atlanta for AGT: Extreme.

The WWE star brought Matteo along, as he is more “comfortable” with his mother.

“Teo goes everywhere with Mama,” she explained. ‘That’s where he feels at ease, that’s where he comes into his own.

‘[But] when you’re not together, there are different time zones,” she continued. “I have Matteo myself and work long hours, I need Artem to check in in a way like, ‘How are you? How are you? How’s Matteo? What can I do?”

On her own: Nikki said she took one-year-old Matteo with her while filming America's Got Talent: Extreme in Atlanta, but she felt Artem contributed enough to their marriage

On her own: Nikki said she took one-year-old Matteo with her while filming America’s Got Talent: Extreme in Atlanta, but she felt Artem contributed enough to their marriage

Her needs: 'I have Matteo myself and work long hours, I need Artem to check in in a way like,

Her needs: “I have Matteo myself and work long hours, I need Artem to check in in a way like, ‘How are you? How are you? How’s Matteo? What can I do?” she said

Nikki worried that Artem felt he’d done enough just checking in with her.

‘Sometimes I feel like the other person, especially the fathers, fall for this [belief that] they FaceTime and that’s great, and they pick up the phone and that’s where it ends for them. And it’s just hard when the involvement out there isn’t there,” she lamented.

She admitted that the divorce was also difficult for her fiancé, even as she yearned for more support.

‘It’s been hard’ [Artem] and it’s also been hard for me not to have my husband in my bed,” she added.

Brie added that she hadn’t even seen the dancer since the start of the pandemic.

Not enough: 'Sometimes I feel like the other person, especially the fathers, are falling for this' [belief that] they FaceTime and that's great, and they pick up the phone and that's where it ends for them,

Not enough: ‘Sometimes I feel like the other person, especially the fathers, are falling for this’ [belief that] they FaceTime and that’s great, and they pick up the phone and that’s where it ends for them,” Nikki continued

Seeking help:

Seeking help: “We were a little confused,” she said, before vowing to let Artem talk about how they got back into therapy. “Now we are stronger than ever,” she said; Artem seen with Nikki and Brie (R) in 2019

Nikki said that thanks to a number of “sexy FaceTimes” and professional help, the two were back in “good place.”

“It was a little hard with us,” she said, before vowing to invite Artem to another episode to talk about how they’d gotten back into therapy.

“Now we are stronger than ever,” she said.

She attributed their difficult period to their different cultural backgrounds, as her fiancé was born in the former Soviet Union.

Last month, Nikki told Us Weekly that she was in no rush to expand her family.

“I want to be alone with my son this time. … I just don’t want another baby to interfere with that now because I’m going to [Brie’s] household and I’m like, ‘This is a lot. Boy, change two,” she said.

On solid ground: 'Now we're stronger than ever,' she said, crediting some 'sexy FaceTimes' for reviving the relationship

On solid ground: ‘Now we’re stronger than ever,’ she said, crediting some ‘sexy FaceTimes’ for reviving the relationship

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