Spring is in full bloom—and so is Ciara, as Essence’s May cover star. The singer and newly engaged mother opens up about her rise to fame, finding her faith and her own path to happiness in their latest issue. Ciara shares,
I’d always wanted to have my own family. And my pregnancy was planned when I was at a point in my life when I was finally ready to take on the responsibility.
Her son Future, was born May 19, 2014.
On not giving up on her dream family, despite splitting with her fiancé and Future’s father, rapper Future
That wasn’t necessarily part of my vision. 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.
On her relationship with Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson, who she recently became engaged to:
I remember telling my friend the kind of guy I wanted: 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.
On looking forward to walking down the aisle:
Marriage is something I look forward to. I believe in family, and the beauty of two people committing to spend their lives together. 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. 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…
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