Better after breakup! In a cover story interview for the May issue of Essence, Ciara reflected on her public split from Future and explained how she finally found her perfect match in fiancé Russell Wilson.
The “1, 2 Step” songstress, 30, told the magazine that she “always wanted to have [her] own family.” Her dream came true on May 19, 2014, when she gave birth to son Future, Jr., now 23 months, who she shares with her rapper ex. “And my pregnancy was planned when I was at a point in my life when I was finally ready to take on the responsibility,” she revealed.
While her pregnancy was thoughtfully premeditated, Ciara never anticipated that she would be raising her child without his father.
“That wasn’t necessarily part of my vision,” she said of calling it quits with Future. “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.”
As Us Weekly previously reported, the once-engaged couple parted ways in August 2014 after Ciara caught wind of Future’s ongoing affair with his wardrobe consultant, Tyrina Lee.
"She found out about the affair through multiple sources in recent weeks," a source told Us exclusively at the time. "There was clear evidence when she approached Future about the cheating. This was clearly not just a one-night thing."
With Future’s indiscretions in the past, CiCi is now looking forward to the, well, future, with her groom-to-be, Wilson, 27.
“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 raved of how her new beau meets all her requirements. “I was very specific because I do believe you can have it all.”
The Seattle Seahawks quarterback asked for Ciara’s hand in marriage back in March.
“Following Paris Fashion Week, Russell surprised Ciara with a surprise holiday,” a rep for the pop star told Us at the time. “She was shocked when they landed in the Seychelles at the exclusive resort North Island. The biggest surprise was that Russell proposed to his new fiancé at the romantic, private Honeymoon Beach, located on North Island.”
“God Is Good!” Ciara wrote on Twitter not long after Wilson popped the question. “Grateful For You @DangRussWilson. You are Heaven Sent. I’m Looking Forward To Spending Forever With You.”
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