Ciara Praises Russell Wilson For Helping Her Accept Her Body, ‘He Loves My Curves’

After two decades of stardom and three children, Ciara is still known to turn a fashionable look and dance with the best of them.

The “Body Party” singer remains as bold and confident as she was when she made her musical debut in 2004. But these days, Ciara pulls all her inspiration to slay from her husband and children.

“I give myself grace and my honey, Russ, he loves my curves,” she told Yahoo Life. “So he celebrates that, which I love.”

Thanks to her husband’s love and support in every shape and size, Ciara has embraced her body’s change over the years.

“So I don’t stress as much now, I think, as I would have when I was younger,” she said.

While Ciara remains “conscious” of her body, she doesn’t get too hard on herself as she works to set an example for her young children, 8-year-old Future Zahir, whom she shares with rapper Future; 5-year-old daughter Sienna and 2-year-old son Win, she welcomed with Wilson.


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“I really am very observant and I try to, at times, go back to when I was in their shoes. I try to remember each phase,” she explained. “I know there’s going to be a time when life is going to get real. And it is going to be about those things that kids deal with in middle school, especially in high school.”

The “Goodies” singer recalls the pressure she felt in her youth with her image. She released her debut album at 18 and went through noticeable changes as she developed into adulthood.

“We all dealt with that,” Ciara said.

“The conversations that kids have can be overwhelming and the fear of being judged or the fear of feeling like you don’t fit in was a very real thing for me.”

Being a high-profile entertainer since her teenage years, working out became an early norm for Ciara. She also credits her NFL star husband for helping keep her motivated to stay fit and healthy.

“We talked about in our earlier days being equally yoked,” she said of Wilson. “He and I were a lot alike from day one. So oftentimes, when we’re doing things or aspiring to achieve the next goal or trying to level up our game — for him with football, and for me with music — we kind of run parallel.”

But performing on stage could’ve never prepared her for her biggest role, being a mother. Ciara makes sure to be patient with herself and her body after having three children.

“Three babies have come out of this belly, so god knows the struggle is real sometimes trying to keep the core intact,” Ciara admitted.

“It’s an everyday process and journey with still trying to be my best self physically,” she explains.