On a recent segment for Buzzfeed’s AM to DM, Seattle Seahawk quarterback Russell Wilson went into great detail on the depths of love he has for Ciara’s son, Future.
Though Wilson and Ciara have a one-year-old baby girl named Sienna, the couple first began as a blended family months after Ciara’s relationship with rapper Future came to an end.
Wilson talked with host Issac Fitzgerald about how he’s spending his time in the offseason and the work of his Why Not You foundation, but when he was asked about how to make a blended family unit work that his face lit up.
“In terms of tips, I mean, you know being there for your kids, you know, tucking them down, putting them to bed, going to as many things as you can,” Wilson said. “And I think ultimately—you know the thing that I’ve learned the most and I think this is real, the thing that I’ve learned the most is that being a stepdad and then also having our little daughter as well, being a stepdad, you really find out what love’s like. It’s interesting. It’s easy to love somebody that’s blood and everything else, but when you can love somebody just like it’s your own child and everything else, that’s what real love is like,” he continued.
Wilson beamed describing the moments that his heart opened up for baby Future, describing the moment when he learned how to walk and ordinary things like him to little league practice.
Wilson and baby Future share a very tight bond and are often seen sharing beautiful father-dad moments on social media, from everything from playing football to singing songs.
Ciara and Russell have had their share of drama over Wilson’s relationship with baby Future, especially in the beginning of their romantic relationship when rapper Future angrily spoke out about Wilson being involved in his son’s life.
The back and forth continued for years, escalated by tense custody hearings between Ciara and Future. In January while promoting his recent album, Future again hit at Wilson’s relationship with his ex and son.
“He do exactly what she tell him to do,” Future said. “He not tellin’ her, ‘Chill out with that on the internet. Don’t even talk to him. I’m your husband! You better not even bring Future’s name up!’ If that was me, she couldn’t even bring his name up. She know that. She couldn’t even bring her exes’ names up.”
Currently everyone seems to be on good terms, but the road to find a common ground was long.
Either way, whether you agree with him or not, it’s undeniable that Wilson has a very deep love for his son and serves as a model for other men on how to be a great father.