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Ciara Covers Essence, Says of Relationship with Russell Wilson: I Do Believe You Can Have It All


Image Courtesy of EssenceCiara appears on the cover of the May issue of Essence, and she reveals she has a very special chemistry with her fiancé, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

“I believe in family, and the beauty of two people committing to spend their lives together,” she tells Essence. “We talk about everything. To me, to both of us, that’s the foundation you need for love to flourish and reach its highest place.” She continues, “I want to live with as much lightness as possible, so I can stay focused on my love of God, and being the best mom, and the best person, I can be.”

The Grammy Award winner was previously engaged to rapper Future, who is the father of her son of the same name. They broke up three months after their baby was born in May 2014.  She recalls she had to rely on her spiritual faith after the end of their relationship.

“That wasn’t necessarily part of my vision,” she says. “But the moment I realized I was going to be a single mother, I had to reflect and reorganize my thoughts. I decided to trust that God had a plan for me, and move forward one day at a time.”

Ciara moved forward with Wilson, and after dating for a year, they announced their engagement in March.  She says the Super Bowl champion is the truly the man of her dreams.

“I remember telling my friend the kind of guy I wanted,” she remembers. “A God-fearing man with a very fun spirit who loves kids and would really, truly care for me. I was very specific because I do believe you can have it all.”

The May issue of Essence will hit newsstands on Friday.

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