Ciara is breathtaking on the cover of Essence magazine’s May 2016 issue. The singer, who was in Nigeria not too long ago talked to the magazine about her career, faith and finding happiness.
Chatting with the magazine, the Grammy award-winning singer spills on what it’s like be a woman in love and living her joy. This is the life the 30-year-old has always envisioned since she was a teenager.
Ciara, who looked stunning a floral print corset top and flared pants, recalls telling her friends in high school about how she would gain international fame through singing. “I made a goal sheet,and on that list was also the dream of selling “3 to 4 million” records and “have longevity.” By 21, she had reached her goals.
“I’d always wanted to have my own family,” she said. “And my pregnancy was planned when I was at a point in my life when I was finally ready to take on the responsibility.” The birth of Future on May 19th, 2014, materialized Ciara’s dream of being a mother.
On her split from Future:
“That wasn’t necessarily part of my vision,” she recalls. “But the moment I realized I was going to be a single mother, I had to reflect and reorganize my thoughts. I decided to trust that God had a plan for me, and move forward one day at a time.”
On her fiance, Russell Wilson:
Not up to a year after her breakup, Ciara announced her relationship with Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson, who she got engaged to recently during a romantic trip to Seychelles. “I remember telling my friend the kind of guy I wanted: a God-fearing man with a very fun spirit who loves kids and would really, truly care for me. I was very specific because I do believe you can have it all.”
For the full interview, pick up a copy of the magazine and let us know what you think of the gorgeous spread.
PHOTO CREDIT: DENNIS LEUPOLD