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Say what you want about them (or about her penchant to fall in love pretty hard), but Ciara and Russell Wilson just might be one of the cutest couples out there. And they seem to be going very strong, because the 30-year-old singer and her 26-year-old beau joined her family, including little Future, for a getaway to Mexico. They’ve been living it up, riding jet skis, enjoying boogie boarding, riding on boats and horses, and, of course, having mini photo shoot all weekend long.
Things are getting serious between these two. They met in April and made their boo-ship official after going to the White House State dinner that same month. They have since spoken very lovingly of one another, been open about their decision to practice celibacy, and even stood their ground when Ciara’s ex, Future, tried to come for her after she introduced baby Future to Wilson (and they hit it off swimmingly).
The two are are quite enthralled with one another, as Ci Ci called Wilson her “mi amor verdadero,” a.k.a., “my true love.” Baecation goals or nah?
Check out the images Ciara shared from her trip with the main men in her life below, and on the subsequent pages.
If you’re having a candy hangover this morning, your Instagram timeline probably won’t help because it’s filled with some of the sweetest costumes courtesy of of some famous family trick-or-treaters. Last night before our favorite celebs slipped into sexy costumes of their own, they of course had to squeeze in a few silly selfies with their little pumpkins and princesses.
Jhene Aiko, Kelly Rowland and Lance Gross got all into the Halloween spirit and made sure their mini-me’s were bringing plenty of “Boo’s” to Instagram. With the creativity these kids brought, we’re sure they’ll have Kit Kats and Reese Cups to last them until at least Easter Sunday. Check out some pics of all the fun:
After they publicly declared that they would be abstaining from sex until marriage, rumors began swirling that Ciara and Russell Wilson not only gave into their sexual urges but conceived a child in the process. Thankfully, Cici says this couldn’t be further from the truth.
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Apparently, the rumors began to circulate after MTO published a photo of the singer at a live performance sporting what appeared to be a baby bump.
“You know it’s so funny, I might have had a cheeseburger a little too close to show time … [My stomach] was not that big, they exaggerated that,” Ciara explained during an interview with the Russ Parr Morning Show. “There are other photos from that night where you see how it really was. I’m not carrying anything in my belly but good food.”
Well, that’s that.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Read Russell’s full interview here.
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.”
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.”
“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?
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.'”
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.
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.