|Intimacy Level:|| Ex-Boyfriend and Girlfriend|
|Dating History:|| Hooked up in Duets|
Started dating in Never Been Kissed
Ended in Rumours
|Dating Status:||Broken up|
The Artie-Brittany Relationship, commonly known as Bartie or Artittany (as referred to in Rumours by Artie), is the formerly romantic relationship and now friendship between Artie Abrams and Brittany Pierce. They broke up in the nineteenth episode of Season Two, Rumours, due to Artie calling Brittany stupid (because he felt hurt that she had cheated on him, and that he was the only person who never called her that).
Artie and Brittany rarely interact with each other during Season One (possibly because Brittany believes Artie to be a robot, according to an interaction in Season Two), though they are often dance partners for performances (ironically, in real life Kevin is one of the best dancers but on the show, although Brittany still is the best dancer, Mike is classed as the best dancer seen as Artie is significantly diminished due to his being in a wheelchair). Their first significant romantic interaction is in the episode, Duets. In Furt, they are officially dating. They break up in the episode Rumours after Artie calls Brittany stupid. Artie attempts to win Brittany back in Prom Queen, but he fails. As of then, they are considered to be friends.
Artie comments on how Sectionals will be an easy win for the club, while Brittany nudges him on the shoulder. Artie attempts to give her a high five but she turns around and high fives Santana, leaving Artie quite embarrassed.
Brittany gives Artie a high five after Artie's lesson on how to spin in wheelchairs. Brittany puts her hand on Artie's shoulder at the end of Proud Mary.
Brittany and Artie are seen sitting next to each other while watching the other groups perform and he nudges her when she waves at one of the members of Haverbrook School for the Deaf. And they are seen next to each other in the ending part of You Can't Always Get What You Want.
Brittany admits to Artie that she has feelings for him, even though she's primarily using him to make Santana jealous and win the duet assignment Mr. Schue gave the New Directions. At first, he's confused and cautious of her advances, but after Brittany explains that she just really wants to get him in a stroller even though at first she thought he was a robot, and after she promises him to be his girlfriend, Artie accepts Brittany's offer. While at Brittany's house practicing their duet, Artie realizes that he still has feeling for his ex-girlfriend, Tina. In hopes of relieving him of his feelings, Brittany carries him out of his wheelchair, drops him on her bed and takes Artie's virginity. The next day in the cafeteria, Santana tells him out of jealousy that sex means almost nothing to Brittany. After that, Artie tells Brittany that he wants to end the relationship. Brittany is shocked, and tells him she really wanted to go to Breadstix with him and act out the famous scene from Lady and the Tramp. Artie explains to her that nobody thought he could even have sex after the car accident and her not caring for his feelings ruined the experience. Artie calls it quits and he and Brittany don't perform their duet. She watches sadly as Artie wheels himself down the hallway and Brittany goes to Breadstix alone, rolling the meatball and acting out the Lady and the Tramp scene alone.
Artie and Puck become friends in this episode when Puck helps Artie try to look cool in order to fulfill Puck's community service. Artie looks longingly at Brittany, and reveals to Puck that he still has feelings for her. Puck tries to help Artie out by teaching him his ways of getting girls. They go on a double date with Brittany and Santana respectively. Artie tries to act cool during the date, by Puck's instructions. Artie acts disinterested towards Brittany throughout the date to make her interested. At the end of the date, Puck attempts to dine and dash, which Artie doesn't agree with. He pays for the dinner anyway to the dismay of Puck who insults Artie, and leaves with Santana and Brittany. It is unknown what happens with Artie and Brittany after this.
When Tina asks Brittany if she is officially dating Artie, Brittany tells her to "deal with it." Brittany also says that Artie defending Kurt in the locker room was hot. At Burt and Carole's wedding, she rolls Artie down the aisle, sings with him, and dances with him during Will's rendition of Sway. They also sing together in Marry You.
Artie wheels into an empty classroom to find Brittany standing in a corner, obviously upset. When asked why she says she feels stressed that Mr. Schue has asked her and Mike to be lead dancers at Sectionals, and she does not feel prepared. Artie gives her a "magic comb" and promises her that it will help her. She thanks him and kisses him on the cheek. He then takes her by the hands and promises her that they will win. Later, Tina passes Artie a rumor that Brittany and Mike are having an affair. Artie begins to believe this when he later asks Brittany on a date twice and she says no both times, and leaves quickly. Backstage at sectionals, Artie confronts her and asks her why she cheated on him. As it turned out, she wasn't cheating on him; she had just lost the magic comb. They share a passionate kiss after Artie tells her the comb wasn't really magic, but it was Brittany who was the magic herself. She then tells him that when she is on stage dancing at sectionals, it will be for him, not the crowd or the team. After the show is over while the audience applauds, Artie gives Brittany a high-five.New Directions are at the mall, she asks "Santa" to give Artie, the ability to walk. Santa promises to, but Artie is visibly upset that Brittany might lose faith in Santa. When Coach Beiste, disguised as Santa, goes to Brittany's house to tell her that Santa cannot grant her wish, she becomes depressed and loses her Christmas spirit.
Artie sings his favorite love song to Brittany, P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing), with Mike (who dances for Tina). They are seen cuddling throughout the entirety of the episode, but especially during Santana's voice over.
Brittany and Artie spent most of their time together at Rachel's party. Brittany stripped and Artie said "That's my girlfriend, I love you, babe" while throwing money at her. When Brittany and Sam had to kiss for spin the bottle, Artie did not mind. He was seen laughing and watching happily as the two kissed. This was probably just because he was drunk. After the Blame It (On the Alcohol) performance, Brittany was playing with Artie's hair.
Brittany tells Santana that she thinks she may be pregnant, Artie then finds out, but it turns out Brittany still thinks babies come from storks. Brittany tells Santana that when she's with Artie they talk about their feelings. When Santana admits that she loves Brittany, Brittany says that while she loves Santana, she loves Artie too, and she would be with Santana if weren't for him. Santana takes great offense to this. It can be implied from this interaction that while Santana is a lesbian, Brittany is most likely bisexual. Artie and Brittany join the Celibacy Club together and share a moment when Rachel is talking about love.
Artie and Brittany are also both on The Brainiacs, the school's academic decathlon team, along with Tina and Mike (Brittany was bribed with Dots when the team were one member short). However, her extensive knowledge on cat diseases helped them get to Nationals. They are seen together at McKinley while Kurt shows Blaine the school.
Brittany and Artie can be seen cuddling throughout the episode, especially while Santana's snarky voice-overs play in the beginning of the episode.
After getting into a fight about Santana and Brittany's involvement with her, Artie gets frustrated and calls Brittany stupid. This really hurts Brittany, who then bursts into tears and says that he was the only person who had never called her that, then runs away sobbing. Because of this they break up. Artie then sings Never Going Back Again by Fleetwood Mac and longingly looks at Brittany, who is being comforted by Santana.
Artie sings Isn't She Lovely as an apology and to ask Brittany to be his prom date. She says no because she really didn't like it when he called her stupid. At the prom they dance and take a prom photo together.
During Nationals they sing part of Light Up the World together and they sing My Cup (Brittany's original song) together, with Puck playing the guitar. Brittany also tells Santana that she (Brittany) loves everyone in Glee club and will be there when Artie takes his first steps, after they find an operation to make his legs work again, showing that they are still close friends. Brittany, Santana, and Artie are also seen laughing and sitting together during the last glee club meeting of the year.
Artie mentions the time Brittany took his virginity, saying it was exciting and how it had made him feel like a man (even though she got his name wrong 4 times during and after) to Rachel and Blaine. Brittany also thanks Artie with the others for directing West Side Story.
In the song It's Not Right But It's Okay it is shown that Artie and Brittany are sitting close together, when Brittany was saying "Cheetahs have the fastest land speed of any living animal."
Brittany sprays Artie with a wine bottle during Tongue Tied, and she and Santana kiss Artie on the cheeks.
Brittany, Tina, Blaine and Wade are competing for the role of The New Rachel of New Directions. After performing Call Me Maybe in front of Artie, Artie tells Brittany, Tina, Blaine, and Wade that Brittany was a close second for becoming The New Rachel and that Blaine claimed victory.
During No Scrubs, Brittany fangirls over Artie way more than for any of the other boys.
They sit next to each other in the choir room and during Nutbush City Limits, they are also seen holding hands at some point during the performance.
They are seeing fooling around during Anything Could Happen.
Artie carries Brittany on his lap during Shout.
They "play" Rico and Lola during Copacabana.
They hug after the SWAT gives an "All Clear" sign.
In the choir room, Brittany, who has a new diva attitude demands to sing My Cup as a solo at Regionals and she sings a part of it along with Artie. During Brittany's goodbye speech, she mentions that Artie is like "the boy next door who builds robots and might take his virginity."
As Kitty is talking to Artie she mentions how his previous relationship with Brittany didn't last.
Sang Together (In a Group Number)
|Time Warp||The Rocky Horror Glee Show||Kurt, Quinn, Santana, Finn, Tina, and Mercedes|
|Marry You||Furt||Finn, Rachel, Sam, Quinn, Tina, and Mike|
|The Most Wonderful Day of the Year||A Very Glee Christmas||Quinn, Kurt, Sam, and Tina|
|I Love New York / New York, New York||New York||Finn, Santana, Mercedes, and Rachel|
|Light Up the World||Santana, Finn, Tina, and Rachel|
|Do They Know It's Christmas?||Extraordinary Merry Christmas||Finn, Mercedes, Rachel, Blaine, Kurt, Tina, Puck, and Santana|
|This Is the New Year||Naked||Blaine, Marley, Jake, Sam, Unique, and Ryder|
- Valerie by Amy Winehouse. (Special Education)
- P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) by Michael Jackson. (Silly Love Songs)
- Somebody to Love by Justin Bieber. (Comeback)
- Tik Tok by Ke$ha. (Blame It on the Alcohol)
- Never Going Back Again by Fleetwood Mac. (Rumours)
- Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder. (Prom Queen)
- Dancing Queen by ABBA. (Prom Queen)
- Boys/Boyfriend by Britney Spears/Justin Bieber. (Britney 2.0)
- Celebrity Skin by Hole. (Makeover)
- Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano. (Glee, Actually)
- Shout by The Isley Brothers. (Girls (and Boys) on Film)
- Copacabana by Barry Manilow. (Guilty Pleasures)
- Heather Morris ships Brittany with both Artie and Santana, while Kevin ships all Artie-related ships.
- During the break between the seasons two and three, Heather said that Brittany was going to want Artie back in the first episode of Season Three. However, that didn't happen, because she wanted Santana.
- According to Brittany, Artie was the only person at McKinley who hadn't called her stupid before Rumours.
- When Artie lost his virginity, Brittany called him with the wrong name four times. (The First Time)
- In Sexy, Brittany is seen with a note in her locker that says "Brittany Luvs Artie 4eva."
- Brittany said that she likes pushing Artie's wheelchair and she wants to put him in a stroller.
- When they were at Breadstix, Brittany told Artie that she had been practicing pushing meatballs with her nose like in Lady and the Tramp.
- Brittany forgot that she and Artie dated. (Makeover)
- During the party in Blame It on the Alcohol, Artie and Brittany switch shirts.
- Both has sing songs that are related to dancing on themselves.