Keri Hilson Hilson Vowed To Never Date Ball Player Before Serge Ibaka
Keri Hilson is a single woman. The singer, who is co-starring in Almost Christmas, is no longer in a relationship with NBA baller Serge Ibaka. In an interview with Rolling Out, she admits that she never had planned to deal with an athlete.
I think I am an exception to the rule when people think of R&B “divas.” I thought I found someone who’s also an exception. It wasn’t “enthralling” for me to date an athlete. It was on my list of “not to dos” — no rappers, no actors and no ball players. I broke my rule because I thought I found someone different … It wasn’t an attraction to the status and the money.
When asked what she’s open to when it comes to finding a significant other, she says:
I am no different from other women when it comes to attraction to qualities of a man. I am pretty level headed. I want someone who loves God genuinely and respects women, [is] loyal. All the same things every woman wants.
She adds that she’s never been a fan of sharing her relationship with the public explaining:
I am here to talk about music and do music. I am not here to talk about what happens behind closed doors. That has become such a huge part of our interviews and what society wants to know about you … beyond the music. It feels really invasive. I will make different decisions in future relationships. When you put things on Front Street, it opens the door for opinions.
It opens the door for wolves to attack. I certainly have been placed in that position where things have been written about me as it pertains to relationships that are so far from the truth. To me, that’s a personal attack. You can talk about my music all day, but when it comes to making up things and a character attack, I don’t take them well. It makes me want to be completely mysterious. You can’t really stop it though. It’s the climate we’re in.