- Russell Wilson, Ciara announce they are expecting baby ‘Number 3’ in Instagram post
- April 2015: Ciara and Russell Wilson make a White House appearance.
- July 2016: Ciara and Wilson get married.
- October 2016: Ciara announces she’s pregnant.
- April 2017: Ciara and Wilson welcome their first child.
- 2019: Ciara and Wilson find work-life balance.
- 2020: They announce they’re pregnant with baby “Number 3.”
- A Look Back At the Famous Men Ciara Dated and Was Engaged to Before Russell Wilson
- Bow Wow
- 50 Cent
- Amar’e Stoudemire
- Ciara Biography
- Wrote Out Goals
- Wrote Lyrics to “Goodies”
- Inspired by Songwriters
- Selected discography
- How Ciara Dropped 60 Pounds in 4 Months
- The One Butt-Toning Exercise Ciara Swears By
Russell Wilson, Ciara announce they are expecting baby ‘Number 3’ in Instagram post
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, 31, and singer Ciara, 34, announced on Instagram Thursday that they are expecting another child together. Wearing a number 3 necklace, No. 3 posted a selfie with a blurred out pregnant Ciara in the background with the caption, “Number 3,” tagging Turks and Caicos Islands as the location.
They are 1, 2 stepping into parenthood once again.
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Number 3. @Ciara
Ciara posted a similar photo of herself on the rocks in the background of Wilson’s post, crediting her husband with the photo. She also captioned it, “Number 3.”
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Number 3. 📸: @DangeRussWilson
The couple has not announced the gender or when Ciara is due to give birth.
Ciara’s first child is Future Zahir Wilburn, who she had with ex-fiance and rapper Future in 2014. Wilson came into the picture when Future was 10 months old.
Wilson and Ciara’s first biological child together, Sienna Princess Wilson, was born in 2017. The A-list couple have been married since July 6, 2016.
The announcement of “Number 3” comes a few weeks after the Seahawks’ season ended. The Hawks lost to the Green Bay Packers, 28-23, in the NFC Divisional round. Wilson had one of the best seasons of his career and is in the MVP conversation, though likely behind Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.
- Ciara and Russell Wilson have been married since July 2016, and in April 2017, welcomed their first daughter, Sienna Princess.
- Ciara gave the world a closer look at their wedding and the birth of little Sienna in her new music video for “Beauty Marks.”
- Wilson also made headlines in May for gifting his mom a new home for Mother’s Day 2019.
- In January, the couple announced they’re expecting baby “number 3” via Instagram.
Ciara’s love life has made headlines for years—and lately, it’s because of how joyous it seems. Last year, she appeared on The View to discuss her latest album, Beauty Marks, and to release the music video for the single of the same name. In it, you’ll find beautiful imagery of her wedding to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, and of the birth of their 2-year-old daughter, Sienna Princess.
During that same appearance on The View, she got emotional when talking about her relationship with Wilson, who just surprised his mom with a new home for Mother’s Day.
“God is good,” Ciara said through tears, following a taped message from Wilson, their daughter Sienna, and Ciara’s son Future, 4. “When you allow yourself to be vulnerable, you become your strongest,” she said, adding, “When I met the love of my life it was not only loving me, it was to love my son.”
It’s been a long journey for the 33-year-old singer to find the love of her life, one that she sings candidly about in her latest record. Ciara began dating rapper Future in 2013 and the pair were engaged shortly thereafter. In January 2014, during a visit to The View, Ciara confirmed the news that she was pregnant with her first son, Future Zahir Wilburn, who was born four months later.
But soon after, rumors began swirling that Future was cheating on Ciara, and the engagement was called off in August 2014. Since, Ciara, Future, and Wilson—who divorced Ashton Meem in 2014—have butt heads over raising little Future Zahir—though the dust seems to have settled.
In January, Ciara and Wilson surprised the world with pregnancy news. “Number 3,” Ciara wrote alongside a photo of her in a swimsuit showing off a baby bump.
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Number 3. 📸: @DangeRussWilson
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Lucky for Ciara, new love is all she’s focused on.
April 2015: Ciara and Russell Wilson make a White House appearance.
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Talk of a new relationship for Ciara kicked off when the singer and Wilson attended an April 2015 White House State Dinner in honor of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie Abe.
“I told somebody that’s the girl I want to be with before I even met her,” Wilson said during a July 2015 interview with The Rock Church in San Diego. “Before I met her, I was like, ‘I’m probably going to end up with Ciara.’” It was also during this interview that Wilson revealed that the pair, both devout Christians, had taken a vow of celibacy until they were married.
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“You get to hug and you get to have a nice good kiss, but you have to be careful not to go too far so you don’t end up in the place you’re trying to avoid being in,” Ciara told Cosmopolitan when asked about the perimeters of their celibacy. “Strong, strong, strong, strong! Just the strongest resistance to temptation.”
It’s unclear how the couple first met, though it was reported by US Weekly that two weeks before the dinner, the pair were first spotted together at NBC’s I Can Do That wrap party, where, according to a source, “they were cozy in a booth together at the party.”
July 2016: Ciara and Wilson get married.
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We are The Wilsons!
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During a vacation in the Seychelles in March 2016, the pair became engaged after Wilson proposed with a 16-carat ring. Four months later, on July 6, 2016, they tied the knot at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England in front of 100 family members and friends, including bridesmaids La La Anthony, Kelly Rowland, and Serena Williams.
October 2016: Ciara announces she’s pregnant.
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Three months after their nuptials, Ciara announced via Instagram that she was pregnant with the pair’s first child, writing, “On this special Birthday I received an abundance of love from friends and family.. and I’m excited to Finally share one of the Greatest Gifts of All that God could give.”
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On this special Birthday I received an abundance of love from friends and family.. and I’m excited to Finally share one of the Greatest Gifts of All that God could give… 👶🏽🍼💃🏽☺️❤️
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April 2017: Ciara and Wilson welcome their first child.
On April 29, 2017, they welcomed their daughter, Sienna Princess Wilson. “More than anything, when you have your own family and it continues to grow, it’s a special thing,” Wilson told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 2017. “I’m truly grateful every day to get to come home and it puts a smile on my face every time.”
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Aghhhh! We’re So Excited! #BEAUTYMARKS Now Available! ❤️
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Naturally, Ciara has since spoken about how Wilson has organically taken to fatherhood. “He’s been such an incredible father since day one,” she told E! News in 2018. “He’s so loving and very patient. He also likes to have fun—he’s very spontaneous and we just have a good time as a family.”
2019: Ciara and Wilson find work-life balance.
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April 2019 proved to be a big month for the couple. First, Wilson inked a new contract with the Seattle Seahawks for $140 million, becoming the highest paid athlete in the NFL.
“I watch you put everything on the line every Sunday in pure amazement,” Ciara wrote in an Instagram caption to celebrate the news. “Your dedication, consistency, and commitment to the game never wavers. You’re always the first person in, and the last person out. You’re 1 of 1. The hardest working man I know! So proud of you baby! Giving God All the praise.”
Shortly after, the couple announced the formation of Why Not You Productions, a new company that will focus on the creation of scripted and unscripted projects for film, television and digital, with the intention of “inspiring and aspiring narratives and human interest stories,” per the announcement.
“While we work in different fields in our day-to-day, we are excited to come together to collaborate and create stories that we hope will touch people’s lives,” Wilson and Ciara said in a joint statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “We are both storytellers at heart and we want to be able to share stories that uplift people and inspire others to create positive change. That’s ultimately what we want this company to represent.”
Through the storm, it seems Ciara found her way to the sunshine. “You know my husband’s pretty awesome and you know it’s been an incredible journey,” Ciara told Access Hollywood at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in May. “Time goes by so fast and we’ve been having the time of our lives. We call it organized chaos because obviously with him doing football and me doing music, the worlds are both moving fast and kinda like in two different directions, but sometimes parallel at the same time.”
2020: They announce they’re pregnant with baby “Number 3.”
The couple shared the happy news with matching Instagram posts.
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Number 3. @Ciara
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“They’re so excited to expand their family,” a source told People.
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Congratulations are in order for Ciara and her husband Russell Wilson.
The happily married couple are expecting again and will be adding another member to their growing family. On Thursday, Jan. 30, the overjoyed parents announced the news on their separate Instagram accounts.
The “Level Up” songtress, 34, posted a photo of herself rocking a red bikini with her baby bump showing. Wilson, 31, followed his pregnant wife’s lead and posted a selfie with her in the background. Although, she’s somewhat blurred out of the frame, fans can still make out her bare bulging belly.
The pair captioned their posts “Number 3.” and credited each other for taking the images.
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Ciara and her hubby are currently vacationing in Turks and Caicos, according to the Instagram story by the Seattle Seahawks star.
The couple’s pregnancy announcement comes a few weeks after fans speculated they were expecting.
A Jan. 12 post showed the mother of two wearing an olive green jersey with the number three on it. She also wrote along the photo “#3.” Many fans thought she was paying homage to her husband, who wears the number as his jersey, while others thought she hinted at being pregnant again.
Ciara and Wilson share 2-year-old daughter Sienna Princess together and the singer also is the mother of 5-year-old Future Zahir from her former relationship with ex-fiancé and rapper Future.
The couple initially began dating in 2015 and eventually tied the knot a year later in England.
(From left) Sienna, Ciara, Future and Russell Wilson. (Photo: @ciara/Instagram)
Expanding their family has clearly been a priority for the Wilsons. The proud parents aren’t the only ones happy. Several social media users have also flooded them with congratulatory messages.
“Yayyy😍😍 y’all make beautiful babies I’m so happy for u congratulations!!! ❤️”
“How many months? I never noticed you showing. Yassssss Queen 👑 Omg 😱 that’s exciting. Congratulations to y’all”
“Congrats to the Wilsons! Children are the most beautiful blessings. I am so happy for y’all. You deserve all the happiness coming your way. “
“Congratulations! Keep that beautiful family growing!! 😍 She told us when she wore that gorgeous fashion outfit with the #3. And I saw a bump at the pro bowl. Congratulations proud papa 🌹”
“Congrats Russ!!! So happy for you guys! 👍🏼 Keep that beautiful family growing!!😍”
With multi-platinum success straight out of the gate, R&B/pop vocalist/songwriter Ciara jumped directly into a chart-topping music career when her first single arrived in 2004, and rode that initial wave for years to come. Early connections with bigger names in the music industry worked in tandem with her burning talent for both songcraft and performance, earning the singer Grammy recognition and multi-platinum record sales from the very beginning. Ciara’s time at the top of charts was brief, lasting around five years, but she parlayed her early fame into a healthy and lasting stardom, branching out into production, modeling, and acting as well as collaborating with Missy Elliott, Ludacris, Timbaland, and many others among the biggest names of her time. Though her personal life saw many massive shifts, music always came first for Ciara as she moved from the rowdy crunk fun of her debut album, Goodies, to more nuanced and sometimes socially conscious singles such as “Like a Boy,” to the vulnerable songwriting of her eponymous 2013 album. Six years later, she celebrated 15 years in music with Beauty Marks.
Ciara Princess Harris was born in Austin, Texas, in 1985 into a military family that moved around for the better part of her childhood. The family lived in New York, California, Germany, and multiple other locales before landing in Atlanta, Georgia. Despite early ambitions to be a lawyer, her love of music grew and she worked hard in her teen years as a member of the group Hearsay before they disbanded. While still in high school, she began writing songs for other artists and befriended producer Jazze Pha, who helped her orchestrate a record deal with LaFace Records in 2003. The next year, she began recording demos with songwriter/producer Sean Garrett, who was fresh off the success of Usher’s monster hit “Yeah!,” which he co-wrote. The two worked up a demo for a song called “Goodies,” and when Lil Jon heard the demo he saw enormous potential and agreed to produce the song, calling on Petey Pablo to do a featured guest spot on the single.
“Goodies,” Ciara’s debut single, was released in June 2004 and had a staggeringly quick rise to the top of the charts around the world, hailed by some as the anthem of the summer. The song put Ciara’s name on the map and paved the way for her debut album, also titled Goodies, to be released in September of that year. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, quickly going multi-platinum. The follow-up singles “1, 2 Step” featuring Missy Elliott and “Oh” featuring Ludacris both broke the Top Five in the U.S. in 2005. By the end of the year, Ciara was featured on Elliott’s own “Lose Control” and joined Gwen Stefani on tour. Moreover, Ciara was nominated for four Grammy awards. She was up for Best New Artist, while “1, 2 Step” was among the songs nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. “Lose Control” was nominated for Best Rap Song and took the award for Best Short Form Music Video.
Her sophomore album, The Evolution, arrived in December 2006, charting immediately and going on to sell certified platinum numbers. The album spawned the singles “Get Up” featuring Chamillionaire, “Promise,” and “Like a Boy.” Performances in promotion of The Evolution included multiple festival appearances, a headlining tour, and a slot as a support act for a U.K. leg of Rihanna’s Good Girl Gone Bad world tour. The May 2009 release of Fantasy Ride, Ciara’s third album, was preceded by a few delays, including a pre-release single that failed to catch fire. Fantasy Ride was, nonetheless, her most star-studded album to date. “Love Sex Magic,” featuring Justin Timberlake, became her fifth headlining Top Ten pop hit and was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Continued work with the-Dream developed into the album Basic Instinct, released in December 2010 and featuring the-Dream and associate Christopher “Tricky” Stewart as executive producers. It was her first album to peak outside the Top Ten of the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.For her self-titled fifth album, released in July 2013, she reconnected with LaFace co-founder L.A. Reid and moved to the Epic label. Thanks to the certified gold single “Body Party,” it debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. An engagement to collaborator Future, the birth of the couple’s son, and the couple’s split all occurred prior to the May 2015 release of Jackie, Ciara’s sixth album, named after her mother. Shortly before the release of Jackie, Ciara began dating Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, and the two were married in July 2016. They had a daughter in the spring of 2017 as plans were underway for the recording of Ciara’s then-untitled seventh studio album. In July 2018, the first evidence of that record emerged with the release of the single “Level Up,” which landed at number four on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart. The following May, she released her seventh album, Beauty Marks, through her independent label of the same name.
A Look Back At the Famous Men Ciara Dated and Was Engaged to Before Russell Wilson
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Recording artist Ciara and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson have been giving us couple goals ever since they got together. But before meeting her husband, the songbird thought she was unlucky in love.
She and Wilson began dating and made their first public appearance together when they attended the White House’s Japanese state dinner in 2015. Then, in 2016, while vacationing in the Seychelles they announced via social media that they were engaged.
“She said Yes!!! Since Day 1 knew you were the one. No Greater feeling #TrueLove,” Wilson captioned the Instagram video.
A few months later the pair tied the knot in a lavish ceremony at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England. And the following year, they welcomed their first child together — a daughter named Sienna.
Prior to saying “I do” and starting a family with the NFL star, Ciara dated and was even engaged to a few other famous faces. Here’s a look back at the celebrities she was linked to over the years.
Back in 2004, the singer was in a relationship with Shad Moss, who is better known by his stage name Bow Wow.
While together the two even collaborated together on the song “Like You.” Rumors swirled though that Bow Wow was unfaithful and in 2006 they called it quits. However, something that many people did not know about the former couple is that they were actually engaged. The rapper revealed during an episode of Growing Up Hip Hop that he asked Ciara to marry him back then and she said yes.
“I was engaged to Ciara and I was engaged to Erica . You know I let things in the past that I know was wrong affect my engagement,” he admitted.
In 2007, the “1,2 Step” artist began dating Curtis Jackson, also known as 50 Cent.
Like with Bow Wow, the rapper and songstress collaborated on a single together. The track titled “Can’t Leave ’Em Alone” was accompanied by a sultry video of the pair. Things didn’t last though and they broke up in 2010. That same year, Ciara denied that they were ever in a romantic relationship.
“He’s been my best friend for years … That’s pretty much the situation,” she told talk show host Wendy Williams. “I haven’t really had the chance to do like dating over the years from my relationship with the young Bow . I just really want to take my time, because that’s what it’s about.”
However, many still believe that her 2012 song “Sorry” is about their split.
Wilson isn’t the first professional athlete Ciara has dated. In 2011, she was with NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire.
The former New York Knicks player briefly dated the “Ride” singer before he ended up marrying the mother of his children, Alexis Welch, in 2012.
When asked about her former beau marrying Welch, Ciara said, “I wish them nothing but success on that.”
One of Ciara’s most high-profile past relationships was with Future, whose real name is Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn.
They started dating in 2013 and the rapper was featured in her music video for “Body Party.” The pair got engaged and welcomed their son, Future Zahir Wilburn, in 2014. But a few months later they broke off their engagement and ended their relationship.
Ciara, photograph. Noel Hines/Landov.
Youthful R&B vocalist Ciara (pronounced “Sierra”) became an icon on the pop music scene in the summer of 2004. Her single “Goodies” spent seven weeks at No. 1 on pop charts, and its unsyncopated but subtly layered beats pounded out of sport-utility vehicles all over North America. A striking beauty with long hair and strong dance moves, Ciara quickly dispelled any idea that she was just a one-hit wonder. Her album Goodies, with lyrics that she mostly wrote herself, matched the success of its title track and spawned two more major hits. In 2005 Ciara went on tour with some of the biggest names in urban music, and she seemed a strong candidate to inherit the dance-pop niche long inhabited by Janet Jackson and Beyoncé Knowles.
Born on October 25, 1985, in Austin, Texas, Ciara Princess Harris grew up in a military family. Her father was in the United States Army, her mother in the Air Force, and their posting took her to New York, California, the desert southwest, and even Germany before the family settled in the Atlanta area. The “Dirty South” hip-hop music scene was taking shape in Atlanta when Ciara was young, but the tall and slender girl thought first of becoming a model. Attending North Clayton High School in Atlanta’s southern suburbs, she was a member of the track team, competing in relays, the long jump, and the triple jump. She then moved to Riverdale High School and became the leader of the cheerleading squad. That decision paid dividends, Ciara told People: “I learned how to not get nervous in front of big crowds.”
Wrote Out Goals
By the end of high school, Ciara had already decided what she wanted to do with her life. When she was a freshman in high school, she saw Knowles’s group Destiny’s Child performing live on ABC television’s Good Morning America program. “It was this weird feeling: I want to do this. I’m going to do this,” she told Nancy Miller of Entertainment Weekly. Where other young people might have stared at the television and dreamed, Ciara took action. She began writing songs, and she found a manager who landed her a gig writing songs at the up-and-coming Red Zone Entertainment studio. For a short time, after winning a contest, she performed with an all-girl group called Hearsay, but she soon went her own way. She wrote songs for the Washington, D.C.-born vocalist Mya, who was not much older than herself, and she kept aiming toward the goal of hearing her own music on the radio. Ciara wrote out her goals on a piece of paper at one point. “I wasn’t into gossip or who was wearing what,” she told Malcolm Venable of Interview. “I was like, ‘I don’t know about y’all, but I’m about to do something good with myself.'”
Her prediction came true when she met Atlanta producer Jazze Pha, whom she called her musical soul mate. In 2002 Ciara was signed to Jazze Pha’s Sho’ Nuff label, and that in turn provided the young singer with an entry point into the corridors of Atlanta’s phenomenally successful urban hit-making machine. The producer felt that she filled a niche, telling Miller that “what was really lacking is the Janet Jackson, high-energy dance . Ciara fills that void. She’s pretty, she can dance, she can write music, and kids love her. Everyone loves her.” Jazze Pha gave Ciara’s demo recording to Arista Records head L.A. Reid, who in turn passed it on to Lil’ Jon, the hot producer of the moment and a key figure in bringing the down-and-dirty hip-hop subgenre known as crunk to national popularity.
That was the key moment in propelling Ciara to national fame, for Lil’ Jon in 2004 was the producer of the moment, giving crunk’s heavy bass beats a lighter sheen that put them in dance clubs beyond those that favored the “Dirty South” sound. When Ciara’s “Goodies” single was released in the summer of 2004, wrote Jason Birchmeier of the All Music Guide, “all it took was one listen to place the tune” for most urban listeners, “even if the singer was unknown—it’s not a Ciara tune, it’s a Lil’ Jon one. You know, Lil’ Jon, that red-hot producer with the simple yet infectiously booming bass beats and the clubby (even strip-clubby, dare say) singles that are more hook than song.”
Wrote Lyrics to “Goodies”
Yet Ciara was much more than just a pretty face slotted into a producer’s vision. The beat of “Goodies” was Lil’ Jon’s, but the lyrics, as with most of her songs, were her own. She was reluctant at first to work with the rhythm track the producer gave her, and in fact she disliked crunk music in the beginning. But that stimulated her to devise something that went slightly against the grain: in a hip-hop scene dominated by a confluence of sexuality and materialism, Ciara asserted in her lyrics that a fancy car and jewelry didn’t mean an automatic gift of sexual favors. “It’s something we go through all the time,” she told Steve Jones of USA Today. “You’re at the mall and a guy pulls up in a Benz on 22s and he’s got the bling-bling chain and the blinged-out watch, and that makes it easy for you to leave with him. Actually, it’s not.” “If you’re lookin’ for the goodies, keep on lookin’, ’cause they stay in the jar,” Ciara sang, in contrast to the sexual promiscuity of which other female stars boasted. The song had a musically minimal feel, with repeated notes and even rhythms that complemented its chaste message. Touring on the Teen People Rock ‘n’ Shop Mall tour, Ciara quickly found legions of fans of both genders. “Goodies” shot to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 ranking and stayed there. The release of the Goodies album was threatened due to problems at her label, LaFace, but executives sensed something big in the making and kept it on the front burner.
Inspired by Songwriters
In the fast-moving genre terminology of urban music, Lil’ Jon needed a new label to help Ciara stand out from the crowd, and he dubbed her the Queen of Crunk R&B. The label pointed to the smoothed-out dialect of crunk, more sung than rapped, in which Ciara specialized, but she pointed out to Kevin C. Johnson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that “the title ‘queen’ is something that has to be earned. How can you be the queen or princess of something like that? That comes with time. You have to prove it.” Having crossed the first hurdle to stardom, Ciara didn’t lose her ambitious edge; she listened to the music of durable figures like Janet Jackson in search of clues to their longevity. “I’ve always admired people who write their songs,” she told Ebony. “I’m a big fan of Michael Jackson and Sam Cooke, and because I love their music so much it makes me want to do the research. I want to learn as much as I can about music.”
She was off to a good start. Two more singles from the Goodies album, the dance-ready “1, 2 Step” (with an assist from established hip-hop star Missy Elliott) and the more sensual “Oh” (featuring Ludacris), emerged as big hits later in 2004; “Oh” was another No. 1 single, and the Goodies album topped out at Number Three. The high-powered guest artists testified to industry expectations that Ciara was an emerging star, as did her appearance on a hip-hop tour in 2005 featuring superstar 50 Cent. Ciara beat back a bizarre Internet rumor that she was a transsexual or hermaphrodite; her detractors had her confused with another Ciara. She was romantically linked with the youthful rapper Bow Wow that year, and she was still stretching to find the limits of her musical creativity and ambition. “I’ve always been like ‘Go get it,'” she told Miller. “If there was a pair of shoes I wanted, I was gonna get ’em. Some way, somehow.” She made Entertainment Weekly’s list of the best new talent of 2005, yet another indication that the best was yet to come.
Goodies, LaFace, 2004.
Ciara and Russell Wilson are expanding their family once more, and their pregnancy announcement is one for the books.
Taking to Instagram, the expecting singer debuted her baby bump while on vacation in Turks and Caicos. Standing on the edge of a rock in a hot pink bikini, the 34-year-old shared the happy news that “baby number 3” is on the way. The man responsible for the epic photo is, of course, her hubby.
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Number 3. 📸: @DangeRussWilson
Wilson made his own grand announcement on via Instagram. His selfie features his pregnant wife in the background.
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Number 3. @Ciara
Ciara first became a mom back when she welcomed her son, Future Zahir Wilburn, with her ex-fiancé Future back in 2014. After tying the knot with the Seattle Seahawks player in July 2016, the couple became pregnant and welcomed their daughter Sienna in 2017.
Since then, the couple has long been considering having a third child. Back in April 2019, Ciara alluded to the fact that she and her husband were considering having another little one. “I do look forward to the third one, but we got a little time right now,” Ciara told Watch What Happens Live. “I’m enjoying dancing with my flat belly right now.”
Last February, Wilson jokingly referenced the fact that he has enjoyed the um…journey of making a baby. However, in one particular video, baby Sienna wanted mom’s kisses all to herself.
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When I’m over here tryin’ to make baby number 3 & baby number 2 stoppin’ it! 😂🤣❤️ @Ciara
Congratulations to the Wilsons on their new blessing!
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Singer Ciara, 34, and football star Russell Wilson, 31, have another baby on the way!
On Thursday, the pair announced that they were expecting with a pic of Ciara’s growing baby bump!
Ciara captioned the pic, “Number 3.”
Number 3. 📸: @DangeRussWilson
Ciara and Russell are currently enjoying a vacation in Turks and Caicos with their kids Sienna and Future.
Number 3. @Ciara
Two months ago, Ciara opened up about having more kids with Russell, telling “Extra” Special Correspondent Carlos Greer, “Oh, you know, if you ask him, we’re talking eight babies… you know, we’ll just go one day at a time, but I definitely do look forward to having more kids… we got time for that.”
Ciara gave no hints that she was pregnant!
Last year, “Extra” caught up with Russell and Ciara at the 2019 ESPYs, where they expressed their desire to grow their family. He noted, “I’m just saying three is a good number.”
Ciara chimed in, “Three is my favorite number, but I can say, I am enjoying dancing with a flat belly.”
Russell gushed, “She looks good pregnant, too.” Ciara confirmed, “My answer is definitely yes, it’s just when, it’s going to happen… I look forward to having more, for sure.”
In April 2017, the couple welcomed their daughter Sienna Princess. Ciara is also the mother of son Future Zahir from her previous relationship with rapper Future.
Ciara and Russell tied the knot in the summer of 2016.
How Ciara Dropped 60 Pounds in 4 Months
Our kickass September cover girl Ciara has come a long way from Goodies-her 2004 debut, chart-topping album. In the past year alone, 29-year-old has released her sixth studio album, starred in the NBC series I Can Do That, went on tour, and had a baby, just to name a few. (She also started a much-talked-about relationship with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, a frequent fixture on her Instagram!)
We caught up the singer in the middle of the video shoot for her single “Dance Like We’re Making Love” and found out how she stays strong and focused on success.
On losing her baby weight: “When I was pregnant with Future, 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. 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 Gunnar 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 her love for boxing: “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 superfocused when you’re boxing. After I’ve done a few rounds, I feel as if I can conquer the world.”
Her dieting tricks: “First, I give myself a break. 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.”
Her hilarious 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.'”
On achieving success: “I truly believe that if you put your goals in writing, speak them out loud, and work for them, they will happen.”
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While it may have been over a year since Ciara gave birth to her second child, the singer is now revealing the exact way she got into shape post-baby. Speaking to InStyle magazine, the mother-of-two detailed her grueling fitness schedule with celebrity trainer, Gunnar Peterson, that involved some very early mornings and late nights.
“I would wakeup in the morning, breastfeed, eat a small meal, go train, come back home, pump, eat a small meal, breastfeed, eat lunch, and then go train again,” she said. The days began with a weight lifting series, afternoons were packed with high intensity treadmill sprints followed by a 30-to-45 minute session on her Peloton bike in the evening. Peterson, who has also trained the Kardashian clan, has helped more than a few A-listers feel like themselves after having children.
In addition to an intense workout schedule, Ciara adhered to a healthy diet, eating multiple small meals throughout the day and drinking a ton of water. Now that she has achieved her previously-set fitness goals, the Los Angeles based singer sticks to a 90-minute daily training session with pro Decker Davis.
But beyond exercise, Ciara says she maintained a healthy and positive attitude throughout the five-month stretch. “I truly believe that self-love is key,” she says. “And my definition of self-love is taking care of myself.”
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To sum it up, the multi-hyphenate star embodies fitness. That’s why Propel Water chose Ciara to perform and co-lead a workout with her personal trainer Decker Davis at the Propel Co:Labs Fitness Festival in Santa Monica, Calif. over the weekend.
Before Ciara got the crowd 1, 2 stepping, InStyle jumped on the phone with the star to get the details on her current workout routine, the best way to build up your glutes, why she doesn’t follow health trends, and more.
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This event is a fun way to exercise, but it can be hard to get yourself to the gym every day. How do you get motivation to workout?
There are definitely times where I’m like, OK, here we go. Sometimes we don’t want to do what we need to do, but what we need to do is often the best thing for us. Pushing through is what makes you feel the most proud after a good workout, and after I finish working out, it feels like I conquered the world. This feeling helps me get going for the day.
Previously your focus was getting back into shape post-pregnancy. What does your current fitness routine look like?
My daily hour-long circuit workout with my trainer Decker Davis is a combination of cardio and plyometric work with a lot of weights as well. It’s a full-on circuit that targets every area from muscle-building to getting my heart rate going to maintain my cardiovascular strength for when I’m performing. I’m always looking to build my glutes, and a good way to do that is doing burst movements like squat jumps with weights and then without the weights. This fires up your muscles more quickly.
I usually have one rest day a week. Sometimes, I do cardio on that day, but other times I just relax. It’s good to give your muscles a break.
What’s your go-to form of cardio?
I like to bike ride. I hop on my Peloton Bike for a 30 to 45 minute session with my girl Ally Love. She’s one of my favorite instructors on their streaming classes. Riding my bike was huge for me when I was losing my baby weight. Combined with working with my trainer, I was doing three workouts a day which is pretty aggressive.
What do you do to relax? Do you have a post-workout recovery routine?
Rest is your best recovery tool. I also like doing bodywork. Getting massages and stretching out is important.
What’s your opinion on health and wellness trends? Do you follow any?
I’m a little old school and stick with traditional training. What I love about my trainer is that he finds unique ways to make the workout interesting. For me, it’s about changing the routine because I don’t like doing the same thing over and over again.
As far as following trends, I live by the motto: if ain’t broke, don’t fix it. It’s too much to keep up with anyway, especially with being a mom and working so much. But, to each their own! It’s always fun to try different things and experiment if you have time.
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Speaking of experimenting, you switch up your hairstyles so often. How do you choose your looks?
Hair is such an important accessory, like shoes. If you’re shoes aren’t right, your outfit’s not right. So, if your hair isn’t right, your look isn’t right. The beauty of using extensions and hair pieces are that they give me a chance to play without compromising my own hair in the process. Especially being a performer, the less heat on my hair the better. These days I’ve been pushing myself to experiment more, and it’s been really fun trying all of these different hairstyles and creating new looks for myself.
What do you do to keep your hair healthy?
Being an African American woman, the less heat the better for my hair texture. I think that this applies to every woman’s hair, too — whatever race or ethnicity. Wearing extensions and hair pieces is one way of protecting my natural hair. I also make sure to wash my hair routinely, and conditioning it is super important. I worked really hard on growing my hair out, and I’m really proud of how long I’ve been able to get it, so I’m working really hard at protecting it.