She's One, Two Step-ing her way toward a better life! As Us Weekly exclusively revealed earlier today, Ciara has called it quits with Future — her fiance and father to her newborn son Future Zahir Wilburn — after learning of his infidelity. Before the news broke, the "I'm Out" singer spoke with Us on Tuesday, Aug. 12, about how her life has changed since welcoming her baby.
"I'm in a much more clairvoyant place in my life," Ciara, 28, told Us of motherhood. "So, I want to express that through my music." The singer, who will appear on MTV's House of Style for Degree Women, further mused.
"I'm in an even more expressive place," she said. "I think that when you become a mom… you don't really worry about the small stuff. I'm just way more centered. It makes you focus even more on what your goals are in life. And I just feel a whole new spiritual energy that's happening."
According to a source, Ciara was "devastated" after learning of her fiance's betrayal. "He cheated on her," the insider said. "Game Over."
Despite her recent trials, the R&B still counts her abundant blessings, especially as a proud mom to her 3-month-old baby. "My son has been the best thing that has happened in my life," Ciara told Us of Future Zahir, born in May. "He has been amazing and he is truly heaven-sent. And so, I just feel all that love."
She added that parenthood has fueled her to be even more diligent about her career. "I want to be one of those moms and women that when I look back, I know that I always stayed focused," she explained. "It's about keeping your eyes on the prize. Before I had a child, I had goals. And I still have to accomplish those goals, but now that I have a child, I have more goals to accomplish. So I can't waste time. I have to go for it." She added, "It's actually pushing me harder, and forward."
Indeed, Ciara has been hard at work in the studio with mega-producers like Dr. Luke and Mike Will (who've worked with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, and Wiz Khalifa). "Now my concept is do more… times three." She elaborated, "I'm all about making the best music possible… We're just having fun, letting the music live. Just letting it be."
She added with a laugh: "I am not an old lady! Moms can be fresh, fly and young, and that’s the kind of mom I want to be, and there definitely can be a 'Body Party Part 2.' And 3, and 4 and 5." ("Body Party" was her standout 2013 track co-produced and co-written by her ex, who helped produce much of her self-titled fifth studio album last year.)
The multi-tasking songstress her state of mind has helped her hone in on her dreams. "It's a good challenge," she said of being a working mom. "I think it’s all mental. I'm mentally committed to doing the things I need to. It becomes a part of who you are and you just have to commit to it. You can't lose focus of what your goal is."
"It's a great thing," she said of motherhood. "I wouldn’t trade it for the world, and I'm very, very happy."