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R&B star Ciara has undergone one of the most drastic relationship makeovers of any celebrity. She went from having a son, 4-year-old Future Jr., with rapper-ex Future amidst numerous cheating allegations, to living a real-life fairytale with her husband and father of her 1-year-old daughter, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

From the start, Ciara and Russell have been #RelationshipGoals for many, but the “Goodies” singer has always been open about the secrets to their loving and thoroughly inspiring union. She’s already told women to “level up” to find their very own Russell, but her quotes about love, marriage and foundation don’t stop there.

Check out some of Ciara’s best quotes on finding your happily ever after when you’ve had a trail of broken relationships and the tired men that come with them.


“I didn’t know I was going to meet my husband when I did, and that was really a blessing and I believe it was God’s timing. But I was patient and was willing to be still for as long as I needed to have the best partner I could have in my life.”

“If someone’s not supporting you and your vision and your dreams — whether it’s your relationship partner, your friend, whomever — then you’ve got to make sure to keep it moving. If people aren’t lifting you up, even if you’re the strongest person in the world, eventually it does chip away at you. You don’t even realize that you’re losing yourself.”

There comes a point in your life when you know better, and you have to do better.”

“Act like a queen to be treated like a queen. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be in a relationship… it’s not about someone validating you. You validate yourself with how you love yourself — that validation is important, first and foremost.”

“Faith has been the thing that’s carried me through. I’ve had moments when I’ve been in the shower crying to myself. In the toughest moments, I would say to God, Thank you in advance. I would just declare it because 
I know He’s going to get me out of this moment.”

“I was once that girl wanting to be loved a certain way but was making the wrong choices. I found myself at my lowest moment. I was a single mom sitting at home, and then I realized that the perfect love I was looking for was how God loves me, how He wants me to be loved, and who He was calling me to be as a mom and a woman. That’s when I realized married or not married… I needed to love myself.”

“If I love myself first, I’m taking care of myself and then I can also be loved how I deserved to be loved.”

“Be patient for the right moment, you don’t want to rush love. Be specific and clear on what you desire. When we become clear, we make better decisions versus listening to the first words somebody tells you. It always sounds good in the beginning, but what are they actually saying?”

“No matter what I’ve gone through in my life, I’ve always believed and always had faith. The most important thing is believing in love. It gives you the courage, the inspiration to keep on pushing forward.”</em

“[Russell] inspires me, he’s so driven and very ambitious, and he’s always working hard whether he’s on the field or off the field. He’s always trying to make an impact in any way that he can. It’s really inspiring to watch and to have a partner that has that kind of ambition.”

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