Ciara on marriage to Russell Wilson: He ‘lifts me up’


Ciara is forever grateful for her strong other half.

Speaking recently to Yahoo Lifestyle, the “Level Up” crooner got candid about her marriage to Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and what it means to have her spouse’s support.

“I’m a strong woman but I need a strong man by my side, and I know I can do anything that I put my mind to. But I think at some point in time it’s good to let somebody also do some stuff for you too,” Ciara, 33, said. “The best thing is when you have a man that’s strong. A strong man that’s smart and wise and also loves you and has your back and lifts you up and empowers you.”

The couple, who said they vowed to remain celibate ahead of their 2016 nuptials, also found common ground in their faith.

“It is a blessing that we both share the same vision and we really do believe that you gotta have God at the foundation,” Ciara said. “We both know that if it wasn’t for him we wouldn’t be in the positions that we’re in, we wouldn’t have the blessings that we have. And so it all comes back to that. And ultimately understanding that legacy is important to us. What legacy are we leaving behind for our kids? We also hope that they’ll do better than we do.”

Wilson, 30, and Ciara welcomed their first child together, daughter Sienna Princess, 1, back in 2017. The singer also shares son Future Zahir, 4, with former fiancé Future, who recently came under fire following comments made about Ciara’s relationship.

“[Wilson] do exactly what she tell him to do. He not being a man in that position,” Future said during a radio appearance last month. “You not tellin’ her, ‘Bro, chill out with that on the internet. Don’t even talk to him. I’m your husband! You better not even bring Future’s name up!’”

The rapper later backtracked on the shade, stating: “We don’t have no problems. It’s a social media problem. No, I don’t hate him. Totally not the deal. It was just the way we were carrying it, as far as being handled with baby Future. I don’t have nothing against [Wilson] and I’m happy for them.”

Ciara appeared to issue her own response on social media, writing, “Rise Up.”