Ciara Talks Coming To The Realization That She Was Going To Be A Single Mom

April 11, 2016  |  

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Ciara is Essence‘s May cover girl, and the newly engaged beauty has plenty to talk about. Not only does Ciara open up about her journey to “I do” with fiancé, Russell Wilson, but also, her broken engagement with her ex-fiancè, Future, who also fathers her 1-year-old son.

On becoming a mom in 2014:

“I’d always wanted to have my own family,” she said. “And my pregnancy was planned when I was at a point in my life when I was finally ready to take on the responsibility.”

On her split from Future:

“That wasn’t necessarily part of my vision,” she recalls. “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 new beau, Russell Wilson:

“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.”

The May issue of  Essence hits stands April 15th.

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