“My sister was like, ‘No,’ for Artem in the beginning because she was so in love with John. Now she absolutely adores [Artem],” Nikki, 35, told Us Weekly at WWE’s annual kickoff event for WrestleMania, Superstars for Hope, in NYC on Friday, April 5.
Her twin sis, also 35, chimed in to confirm. “Yeah … I mean, now I’m more like, ‘Whatever my sister wants,'” she told the outlet. “I was Team John for so long because, you know, he was my brother.”
However, she isn’t closed off to the idea of Nikki and John someday making it work again. “If they get back together, I’d love it,” Brie continued. “So I’d never give Artem the time of day because I was like, ‘No, they’re getting back together, so I don’t care about you.’ But now … now I’ve finally given Artem a chance and he’s super sweet.”
Nikki and Artem first sparked dating rumors in January and did not officially confirm their relationship until March 27. “Yes, we are dating,” the reality star admitted on “The Bellas Podcast.” “Yes, I spend the night at his house. Yes, we have date lunches at Joan’s on Third and we like to get food for his house — or should I say, produce from the farmer’s markets. So, let’s consider this rumor killed,” she added.
It looks like she’s making the best of it without labeling her relationship. “Artem and I are dating. We are not engaged, we are not married, we’re not boyfriend and girlfriend, we don’t say ‘I love you,'” Nikki confessed, before adding, “Yeah, we make out. What else? He’s a great kisser.” Whatever works for you, girl! We’re here for it.