Ciara Opens Up About Motherhood and Finding Love with Russell Wilson: ‘God Had a Plan’

04/11/2016 at 05:30 PM ET

When Ciara‘s engagement to Future ended, the singer focused on her son and came out stronger in the end.

“That wasn’t necessarily part of my vision,” she tells Essence in its latest cover story. “But the moment I realized I was going to be a single mother, I had to reflect and reorganize my thoughts.”

The star “decided to trust that God had a plan” for her and subsequently “put all my love and focus on my son,” she says of life with Future Zahir, 2 next month. “And he’s made me become even more fearless.”

Ciara Essence magazine cover
Dennis Leupold

Ciara Essence magazine cover
Dennis Leupold

The Grammy winner reveals she always wanted to grow her own family, and her pregnancy happened “when I was finally ready to take on the responsibility.”

Recently engaged to Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, Ciara says her future husband is everything she had been looking for.

Ciara Essence magazine cover
Dennis Leupold

“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,” she says.

“Marriage is something I look forward to. I believe in family, and the beauty of two people committing to spend their lives together.”

— Melody Chiu

FILED UNDER: Babies , Ciara , News , Parenting

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Areatha on

Good for you Ciara! Congratulations!

goodie on

God’s plan also involved letting over 20,000 children die today. Congrats Ciara, congrats.

Tanya on

Congratulations to her and Russell!

Page on

Happy for them, she is so beautiful. That being said…If she was looking for a God Fearing man why did she have a kid with Future.

Amy on

I am so happy for her. I am glad she found love with someone new after her heartbreak with rapper Future. God bless.

Darcie on

Good for her and her son…every girl has to kiss a few frogs before she finds her prince. You live and learn, sad her child has a complete jerk for a father. Thank God she realized her self worth and wised up not making the same mistake twice!!!

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Fatima Qawwee on

God Bless Ciara & Russel’s everlasting love & happiness!

syn on

Page, you don’t make sense. Future definitely is not a God fearing man that’s why they are not together. Congrats Ciara

Anonymous on

She looks great. Congratulations!

what...?! on

stop with this…”god has a plan…” pitch…I believe in “God” and he has NO say in your life…it’s up to you and YOU alone.

Don't get it on

Ok, first it’s awesome that they are trying to make it work but I don’t think they will last. It seems all fake to me. Now she’s so focused on GOD this and GOD that but was never saying anything like that when she was with Future. Good Luck to them. they will need it.

erica2 on

@ Ciara is fake…you have it completely wrong…Russell’s ex-wife cheated on him! I bet she is kicking herself in the behind right now….I love Russell and Ciara…Russell treated Ciara like a King should treat a Queen. They are my favorite couple!!