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Future Thinks Ciara Is “Just Being Evil”

September 24th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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When I think of Ciara, many adjectives come to mind, and “evil” is not one of them. However, the man who was once engaged to marry the “Promise” singer apparently believes she has a bit of a mean streak. In the past, Future has been quite vocal about his disapproval of Ci bringing their 1-year-old son around her new boyfriend, Russell Wilson. The father of four has since experienced a change of heart. In an interview with XXL, he expressed that it’s okay for Ci to incorporate baby Future in her new relationship in “certain situations,” but went on to say that there are times when he believes his ex-fiancée is trying to be spiteful. Specifically, when she is taking the spotlight off of him and his new album, DS2. I tell you no lies.

“I’m telling you right now, I’m giving you two sides. Like, I’m cool with it. I’m cool with him being around him but certain situations, we all in the public eye, you can’t move around with my son a certain kind of way, you know what I’m saying? I feel like a lot of moves are just made out of just being evil, basically,” said the “Where Ya At?” rapper. “Because, you know, the success of my album and you still want to make certain moves to take the spotlight off me a little bit and shed light on a negative situation. Why would you want to put light on a negative situation? Even if I didn’t care about it, the people have a way of looking at it. Why would you want to give these people an opinion on our kid? Why won’t we just let our child be a child?”

He went on to imply that he would have liked to have met Russell before he was introduced into his son’s life.

“I want to be able to judge him for myself. I want to judge the nannies that’s around my child. I don’t want to pay for a nanny that I never met, that I never got a chance to interview. That’s not the life I want for my child. I want to be involved 100 percent in all decisions made. This my flesh and blood. If I don’t want him to do something, there’s supposed to [be a] compromise or we supposed to talk about it. You not supposed to just go behind my back and do it. This is my son, too.”

Ironically, Ciara revealed that she attempted to reach out to Future regarding her relationship with Russell and his potential involvement in their child’s life, but he refused to speak with her.

“I reached out to my son’s father for him and Russell to speak, and he didn’t want to talk to me. We didn’t get to talk and so that was that. I don’t know what more they would expect for me to do besides to live my life,” said Ciara.

It’s unfortunate that things have taken such a volatile turn for these two, but from what we can see, Ci is trying her best to handle this situation like a class act.

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How To Rock Our Favorite #NYFW Trend: Thigh-High Boots

September 17th, 2015 - By Angela Thomas
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New York Fashion Week has taken over the city and fashionistas on and off the runway have been making major style statements. One thing we noticed is that fall footwear is creeping in early this year. Summer isn’t officially over until next week, but already style stars like Ciara and Solange Knowles have been rocking thigh-high boots. So get ready to step up your shoe game with these four street style-inspired looks pulled straight from fashion week.

Kim Kardashian NYFW

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Kim Kardashian West


When Rihanna threw a party to kick off NYFW, Kim Kardashian showed up in a monochromatic outfit by one of her favorite labels, Givenchy. But the real kicker was her open-toe, over-the-knee boots. The slip-on boots are rumored to be designed by none other than her hubby, Kanye West, so it’s a sure bet that we’ll be seeing more of these in the near future. In the meantime, try this look on for size for much less.

Bodysuit, Seed Heritage – $49.95 / Skirt, Donna Mizani – $104 / Blazer, Casmari – $815 / Boots, Zigi Girl – $200

Russell Wilson Says He Was Destined To Be With Ciara

August 26th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Prior to meeting Ciara through a mutual friend, Russell Wilson told friends that he would be with her. Several months after their first encounter, the two are happily in love—and from the looks of it—preparing to build a life together.

“I knew God had brought me into her life to bless her and for her to bless me and to bless so many people with the impact that she has and I have,” the Seattle Seahawks quarterback told Rolling Stone. “He has anointed both of us — he’s calling for us to do something miraculous and special.”

He also discussed his world, which centers around sports, colliding with hers, which is located more along the music and pop-culture realms.

“We connect so well, and we have the same vision,” he shared. “It’s a perfect fit, you know? Is it weird? No. It feels right.”

Interestingly, Ciara, who was in London for a concert, was initially unaware that Russell had announced their decision to abstain from sex, but she was quickly alerted to the shocking reveal when she checked out her Twitter mentions. The two connected for a conversation shortly after, and they were able to get on the same page.

“The thing about Russell is he’s real,” said the singer. “And that was a moment that got real real.”

“We share similar views on pretty much everything. It’s just superorganic,” she continued.

Cuteness overload!

Read Russell’s full interview here.

Ciara Talks Russell Building A Relationship With Her Son & Shuts Down Criticism From Future

August 19th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Ciara has been the subject of slanderous memes, tweets, and Facebook statuses written by angry men ever since Future publicly slammed the “I Bet” singer for introducing their son to her new boyfriend, Russell Wilson. During her Tuesday appearance on CBS Morning News, the single mom addressed both her critics and her ex-fiancé.

“It’s been very interesting to hear what a lot of guys have to say. I feel like in a sense, it’s a double standard because when we were together, I took care of his kids as well in our relationship,” she explained.

Ciara went on to say that Future barely wasted any time before he introduced her to his four children.

“I was involved very early in the stages of us getting to know each other. It’s become a big conversation, but it’s like, what’s the difference here? Even with the men who are outspoken, it’s like, wouldn’t you want someone to love on the child that you’re speaking about? And more than anything, it’s a child we’re talking about. That’s the thing I think that people have to think about. We’re all adults in this situation, but this is my child. That’s serious.”

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It’s not surprising that the singer is frustrated by all of the backlash, but what bothers her the most is that her 1-year-old is at the center of the controversy.

“People are going to talk about me. That’s fine. I’m built for this. People are going to talk about you all the time. That’s what comes with this, but when it comes to your child, it’s something I don’t take lightly. At the end of the day, my son will be the one affected the most by this. That’s what people have to think about instead of kind of like shouting out things.”

She continued:

“To speak on such a sensitive and real situation when you don’t have all of the facts is a big part of the frustrating part of it all. It’s just like, us adults will be fine. My son has to grow up.”

Before moving on to another subject, the 30-year-old also set the record straight regarding the steps that she took before introducing the tot to her new partner. Apparently, she reached out to her ex to give him a heads up, and so that they could discuss the situation like adults; however, she insists that he refused to talk.

“To the guys who have such an opinion: know your facts. I reached out to my son’s father for him and Russell to speak, and he didn’t want to talk to me. We didn’t get to talk and so that was that. I don’t know what more they would expect for me to do besides to live my life.”

Considering how quickly Future introduced Ci to his children, does he really have the right to be upset now that the tables have turned?


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Ciara Dishes On Post-Pregnancy Weight Gain: “I Kept Gaining”

August 11th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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It’s not uncommon to hear new moms lament over how much weight they gained during their pregnancies. But you rarely hear about the weight that is sometimes picked up after the baby is born. In the September issue of Shape magazine, Ciara shares how she packed on the pounds after giving birth to 1-year-old Future. Check out some highlights from her interview.

On her eating habits during pregnancy:

“When I was pregnant with Future [Jr.], one thing I learned quickly was, don’t ever let a pregnant lady be hungry, because when I was, I was like the Tasmanian Devil! I indulged in all the good food the world has to offer.”

On post-pregnancy weight gain:

“After he was born—when I couldn’t exercise yet—I kept eating, and I gained 60 pounds. But as soon as the doctor said I could start training again, I was on the treadmill the very next day. Once I got back into it, I worked out two or three times daily. I would go to [trainer Gunnar Peterson] first for my one-hour training session, then I’d have two more cardio sessions later in the day.”

“That, along with a really clean eating plan, was how I lost 60 pounds in four months. It was a very intense program, and I was extremely focused on it.”

On rewarding herself while dieting:

“When I’m on a strict eating regimen, at some point I have to have French fries, a cheeseburger and some pizza. And Oreos and vanilla ice cream! I also believe that drinking tons of water and flushing out your system is crucial for training. It really helped me drop the weight.”

“I tell myself that water is my medicine and that to stay well, I have to drink a gallon of it every day.”

On training with Gunnar Peterson:

“Gunnar puts me through an hour-long plyometric cardio circuit that always includes boxing elements. What’s amazing is that you’re getting three-in-one training: It’s hitting your muscles; it’s a cardiovascular workout; and it’s a mental exercise. You have to be super focused when you’re boxing. After I’ve done a few rounds, I feel as if I can conquer the world.”

On her dieting mantra:

“‘The food isn’t going anywhere.’ You know those days when you think you have to have a plate of pasta right now? When I’m trying to be good, I take a minute to ask myself, Do you really need to eat all this crazy stuff? It will still be around if you want it later.'”





Sneak Peak: Ciara Graces The Cover Of ‘Shape’ Magazine’s September Issue

August 9th, 2015 - By Ashley Monaé
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September issues aren’t just a big deal in fashion. Whether it be tech, health or fitness-focused, fall issues are known for having the best content and the best cover stars, too.

So it’s no surprise that Shape Magazine snagged hot mom and singer Ciara to grace the cover of their September issue. CiCi’s fit physique is notorious for putting all other celebrities to shame, and we definitely envy her for that. Plus, after having a baby and losing 60 pounds in just 3 months, we all are wondering just how she bounced back so quickly. And in the forthcoming issue she tells all.

While Shape’s September issue doesn’t hit newsstands until August 18, you can check out a behind the scenes video from her shoot as she talks becoming a mom, losing her baby weight and more. Watch it all go down the singing and dancing diva here.

Too Soon? Things To Consider When Introducing Your Child To Your New Partner

August 8th, 2015 - By Brooke Dean
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Dating with children can be complicated, especially if you are in the public eye. If you’ve been paying attention to pop culture, you’ll know there was a big to-do about singer Ciara introducing her son to her new football player beau Russell Wilson. Well, maybe the person making the biggest deal out of it is her ex-fiancé Future, but it seems everyone had something to say about her decision to involve Russell in her son’s life this early in their relationship. While some were for it, others have denounced the situation, even going as far as questioning her parenting. And while none of us know for sure how long they’ve been dating or just how serious their relationship really is, one thing we should all be able to agree on is that there are no set rules as to how and when a man or woman should introduce their child(ren) to a new partner. Since every situation is different, we can only say there are a few things to consider before taking it to the next step.

For one, the child’s age, maturity level and emotional state all play a major part in this mind-boggling decision. While it could be argued that Ciara and Russell are very early in their relationship and meeting her son was premature, I have to wonder how much damage she could potentially be doing since baby Future is only a toddler. Sure you could say that his age makes no difference, but let’s say they break up next week. Do you really think he will remember Russell after a few weeks or months post-breakup? It’s hard to say, but my guess is no. While I think couples should wait until they’re serious to introduce a child to a new partner, I also think it’s important not to wait too long before knowing how your new partner will interact and get along with your child. Not everyone knows how to handle a baby or a toddler, so perhaps Ciara wanted to find out sooner rather than later if Russell was up for the task of playing a role in her son’s life.

Now if you have teenagers, you may not want to wait too long to make introductions because you may want them to play a part in your dating process. While they may seem mature enough to handle mommy dating a new guy, they also are old enough to establish their own relationship with him without mom facilitating, allowing their rapport to grow organically and not forced. Also, children of a certain age understand what it means when a man or woman is “spending the night,” so make sure you handle that situation delicately. If you have young children that may entail explaining that mommy is having a sleepover with her friend. But if you have teenagers, that “sleepover” mess won’t fly. Be honest with your older children. Explain to them how you feel about your partner and why you two have decided to share a bed. And most important, make sure you lock the doors and wear pajamas. Children of any age don’t need to be exposed to anything that is grown folk’s business.

Remember, you are your child’s role model. You set the example for how they see you, so make sure you ask them their thoughts or concerns about who you’re dating. Be sure to acknowledge their feelings, not dismiss them. And while you want your partner to feel comfortable, you also have to make sure your partner understands how your children may react to mom’s new man. Make sure he’s on the same page when it comes to rules and boundaries. Again, depending on the maturity level of the children and communication involved, that may spell disaster if not handled correctly.

Lastly, if the other parent is actively involved in your child’s life, be sure to tell them about your new relationship as soon as you and your new partner decide that your relationship is serious and exclusive. Who knows if Future and Russell have met, but by all accounts that’s another grey area where messiness can stem from. While not all co-parenting situations are amicable, it’s always best to let the other parent know who will be spending time with your children if you can. Always keep the lines of communication open when dealing with your kids, your ex and your new partner and make sure all concerns are heard and addressed. Like it or not, you all are in this together, and everyone needs to play their part if your relationship is going to work. Adults and their children can have a healthy, happy relationship if done with love and respect.

Where Were All The Parenting Experts When Future Left Ciara?

August 3rd, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Over the weekend, images of Baby Future, Russell Wilson and Ciara at training camp surfaced on the internet. And the firestorm followed soon after. Black men in the entertainment community suddenly had so much to say about Ciara allowing Baby Future to be around her new man.

They argued that it was too soon to have her child around this dude.

That it was a sign of disrespect to her ex fiancé, father of her child, rapper Future.

That Baby Future shouldn’t be dressing like and hugging a man who is not his daddy.

People like Lil Duval and even T.I. spoke out about Ciara’s decision, publicly on social media.

TheShadeRoom captured this comment from T.I.

#TI shares his opinion on the photos of #RussellWilson and #BabyFuture!! @ebrointheam

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And Lil Duval sent out this string of Tweets.

I must admit, I agree with Lil Duval…partially.

Though I sincerely doubt it, I would hope that Future and Russell have had a chance to sit down and chat since it seems that he’ll be spending so much time with his son. Though Ciara and Russell are celebrities; in the grand scheme of things, they’ve been dating less than a year. And if, God forbid, Russell and Ciara don’t work out, not only will Ciara have to deal with another heartbreak, her son will too. It’s risky.

But, at the end of the day, this is her decision to make.

If anyone knows Future’s relationship with his son, it’s Ciara. I don’t know how much of a presence he is in his son’s life, but judging by the fact Baby Future and Russell seem to be together almost every weekend…we can draw our own conclusions. I would hope that Future has the best intentions for his son, but in an attempt to tour, promote this album and build a name for himself, he doesn’t necessarily have time to be jetting all over the country to be visiting his 50-11 kids.

Therefore, Russell to the rescue.

Whether you agree with Ciara’s choice to have Russell around her son or not, it’s done. And from the looks of things, the boy is attached to him. So if a one year old toddles over to you and leans in for an embrace, is Russell supposed to ignore him just because he’s not his daddy? Nah. Most of us wouldn’t do that to a baby on the street, more less to the child of someone we’re dating.

But to me, the biggest issue that this discussion has seemed to highlight is the ways in which men repeatedly fail to hold each other accountable.

I seriously wonder where Lil Duval and T.I. were when Future left Ciara shortly after or before their son was even born? Where were their outrage and parenting discussions then?

As a childless woman, I have my own thoughts about when you should and shouldn’t bring children around your dating partners, but I also know that if a man makes the conscious decision not to stay with the mother of his child, he should leave with the assumption that not only will she move on but his child will have to build a relationship with another man.

Honestly, it frustrates me that when men make poor decisions, it’s not another man’s place to speak on his behavior. But when there’s even the perception that a woman is doing the same, dudes who lead questionable lives themselves, want to jump in and discuss what women should and shouldn’t be doing. How about you check your brotha, who, at least for T.I., is a peer in the rap game, instead attempting to speak against a woman’s parenting decision for her child.

That’s that isht I don’t like.

Particularly when, it seemed that Future did the exact same thing.

Exhibit A:

True @_bijae_ kill the double standards. #Ciara #Future #RussellWilson #BabyFuture

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You can’t trust everything on Instagram. But if that is indeed one of Future’s children, then Ciara was hanging around with his child fresh out the womb.

And I have to disagree with Lil Duval about it being different having a woman around a child. A woman can pose just as much of a threat. So again, where were y’all at when ole boy was exhibiting this exact same behavior?


If you’re going to drag one, you certainly need to drag the other.

I, for one, am hoping that Russell and Ciara last forever just to shut down all the haters and faux parenting experts who seem to think she’s in the wrong for moving on with her life and taking her son along with her.

What Ciara Has Learned About Men

July 31st, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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We’ve witnessed Ciara in quite a few different relationships over the course of her career. However, it appears that the birth of her son, whom she shares with ex-fiancé Future, has given the 30-year-old a fresh and more mature perspective when it comes to love, dating and the male species.

“I think that the one thing that’s important for a man when it comes to love is just timing,” she told Noisey UK. “And that’s true for men and women. When it comes to love, females… we’re more likely to be more sensitive and allow ourselves to be more vulnerable.”

After surveying her personal experiences, the dancer came to the conclusion that there’s a correlation between where a man is in his life and his reluctance to give his heart away.

“Guys, they’re used to being a little more fearful when it comes to love. I think when they decide to open up to love it’s really about timing, and what’s going on in their lives and when they want to.”

She went on to reason that men, or anyone for that matter, shouldn’t be rushed into making those emotional commitments. They should ease into them naturally.

“You can’t force anybody to love, they have to want to do that themselves. I think men are very simple. We are way more complicated beings, as females.”

No argument here. She seems like she’s in a great headspace.

Check out Cici’s full interview here

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Ciara Breaks Silence On Decision To Abstain: “It’s Until The Deal Is Sealed”

July 22nd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Weeks after Russell Wilson revealed to an audience at San Diego’s The Rock Church that he and new girlfriend, Ciara, have taken sex off of the table in their relationship, the “I Bet” singer is speaking out. According to Cici, they are planning to go all the way with their decision by abstaining until marriage.

“It’s until the deal is sealed. Absolutely!” she told Access Hollywood.

Ciara adds that their decision to withhold sex is difficult, but they’ve managed to keep each other strong.

“I think both of us look at each other, and we’re like – whew! But we take it one day at a time and keep it going with each other, and I’m really enjoying every day that we’re sharing.”

The single mom went on to say that she was okay with Russell sharing their decision publicly.

“It was an organic thing for him and I think he was just being honest about where we are,” Ciara said.

Good for them! We’re wishing these two the best.

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