Russell Wilson and Ciara knew that each other would make the best parent in just five minutes. Can you say the same?
As their wedding anniversary approaches in July, the couple recalls their first encounter with each other.
“I would say the first five minutes I met C, I knew she was going to be my wife and I also knew she was going to be a great mom and I think that she’s everything that you’d want her to be in terms of being so caring,” Russell exclaimed.
“She doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty. She wants to be around the kids as much as possible and teach them the way she knows how to.”
Wilson continued, “I think the best thing is she loves with a full heart every day. Being around her for five minutes, I knew. I knew in that moment she was everything I ever wanted.”
Ciara revealed that she too had a similar experience.
“I also knew in the same moment—in the same five minutes,” she admitted. “I can say after the first time of being around each other, I knew he was going to be everything that I could have hoped for and dreamed of, just to be honest, and especially in the case of raising kids. I knew he was going to be a person that would be capable of it all. A man who would be capable of it all.”
And now, the two are busy parenting 4-year-old daughter Sienna and 10-month-old son Win. Ciara is also a mom to her 7-year-old son Future Zahir, who she shares with ex Future.
Both parents have a way of finding the joy in every moment of parenting.
“For me, I love when I see Russell come home from a long day of football and jump right in for storytime or jump right in for bath time,” Ciara admitted. “Just knowing that he’s always going to be there is always the best feeling and I know that the one thing about him is he’s always going to be dedicated and committed to our family and our little ones and it’s the sweetest thing to see.”
And throughout it all, both Ciara and Russel say it is their faith that has helped their kids feel loved and valued.
“In the bible it says, ‘Faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains’ and so I just hope that whenever they have challenges or are maybe in doubt, they are able to dig deep and find that inner faith and know that that will allow them to prevail,” Ciara explained. “The world can turn you all over the place so you have to have something to stand on, to have something that’s true and solid and I pray that our kids will be able to have that and understand how powerful and meaningful that is for their lives.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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