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Russell Wilson pens special message to Ciara, congratulates her on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover


Ben Watts/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, 2022 Swimsuit issue on newsstands May 19

Russell Wilson is yet again expressing his love and affection for his wife, Ciara. 

Taking to Instagram to congratulate the singer for her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover spread, the Denver Broncos quarterback shared the stunning cover photo and penned a sweet message to the singer. 

“Momma! We made it!” Wilson joked of the 36-year-old’s inaugural SI cover. “You are not only the most beautiful woman in the world, but your heart, your kindness, your love for others, your ability to make the world dance, your a big time CEO, an incredible wife and mother!”

Wilson continued, “You Inspire me!There is nothing you can’t do! Worth more than Gold! I love you baby! Congrats Cover Girl!”

Feeling all the virtual love, Ciara commented back, saying, “I love you so much baby! ❤️”

In the official announcement of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue on Monday, Wilson shared a couple excerpts of Ciara’s recent accomplishment. Not only did he acknowledge the “beautiful angel and powerful woman” she is, he also spoke of his wife’s inspiring ways and kind heart. 

“She inspires people because she connects with them,” he said. “I remember our first visit to Seattle Children’s Hospital, when a mother of a boy who was ill held on to her for a good five minutes without letting go. That’s the kind of woman Ciara is — a ray of light.”

Ciara’s stunning cover and gallery of images were shot by Ben Watts in Barbados, with cover photo swimsuit by LaQuan Smith

The 59th installment of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue hits newsstands this Thursday, May 19. 

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