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The Total Bellas star explained that “doesn’t realize his tone” when he is stressed which is what they are in for, 

During their Dancing With The Stars stint in 2017, shared that her pro-dancer partner was “super strict” in rehearsals. 

“He kind of made a comment about my jive and got really mad at me,” the 37-year-old recalled. “And I was like ‘You know what, dude? J. Lo and Beyoncé don’t jive. I don’t have time for this.’ And I walked out and I got in my car.”

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At the time, Bella called then-fiancé John Cena. “I am quitting. I am not going to stand for this. He is a d**k!” Bella vented to Cena.

“I remember during dress rehearsals sometimes I’d be like, ‘Is he mad at me?’” Bella said. “It would make me feel really off. It would just be his tone. It was hard, it was hard on me a lot.”

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Bristowe said that she had a similar experience on the show and felt that Chigvintsev “hated” her. 

“Okay, I’m glad because I was, like, ‘Maybe he just didn’t like me at all as a person,’ Bristowe shared and had  “heard all the dancers are like that.”

In November 2020, Bella confirmed on The Tamron Hall Show that they were going to start therapy when the DWTS season was over “to be amazing parents and knowing how to balance parent life out and also our own relationship. Because and I don’t ever want to have a struggle. You know, we plan on being married.”

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 “I was so supportive, like, ‘Go and do it! I got this.’ Then I got shook, like, no, I don’t have this. Like, why did I think I could do this alone as a new mom?” Bella previously told Us Weekly about her man’s career.  

“Then I came to L.A., and, like, Artem is still so busy here and it’s not like he is fully present when he’s home. He is trying to be the greatest dad — and he’s an amazing dad — but I would be lying to say, ‘Oh, it’s great.’ It has definitely been a struggle for us. It’s hard. We have so many ups and downs.

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“It’s been so difficult on our relationship because I need so much from him. But he’s torn between his job that requires so much from him and then us at home. My depression kicks in so hard.”

Bella and Chigvintzev reconnected after her split from Cena and confirmed that they were an item in July 2019 before they got engaged that November. The couple then welcomed their baby boy, Matteo, in July 2020, while Bella’s twin sister Brie welcomed her second child, Buddy Dessert, within hours of her sister.