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Ciara Covers ESSENCE / Talks Engagement To Russell Wilson & Planned Pregnancy

Published: Monday 11th Apr 2016 by Sam
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Following a difficult spell that played out quite publicly, Ciara is on quite the winning streak.

Professionally, she’s more omnipresent than ever and the positive vibrations have carried over into her personal life. Indeed, as widely reported,  the Grammy winner recently hit announced her engagement to Seahawks football star Russell Wilson.

Celebrating her current season of success, the R&B star beams a-front of ESSENCE magazine’s May 2016 issue.

Apt, given that she’s a headliner at the hotly anticipated ESSENCE Music Festival in June, the feature sees the stunner wax honest about her break-up with rapper Future as well as the love she has in her life now.

Quotes and a second cover below…

On Planning Baby Future’s Pregnancy:

“I’d always wanted to have my own family. And my pregnancy was planned when I was at a point in my life when I was finally ready to take on the responsibility.”

On The Future Break-Up/Drama:

“That wasn’t necessarily part of my vision. 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 New Boo Russell Wilson:

“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.”

Armed with all this fairytale narrative and great, it would be smart to activate new music activity. The climate…more than anytime in recent years…feels…”right.”

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  1. ♊Mølly♊ April 11, 2016

    Simply gorgeous!!

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 11, 2016

      Yes, he looks so elegant in this pick. Hardly recognized him *sips tea*

      • Faf April 11, 2016

        U just worry about why on a major ur fave is selling 460 copies first week.

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 11, 2016

        I don’t Stan for pon de forehead you idiot. My faves last album sold damn near 1 million copies in its opening week. How much did Jackie sell?

  2. The A Team April 11, 2016

    aww she looks so beautiful

  3. IStan4Rihanna. April 11, 2016

    She looks lovely.

  4. Cinnamon Girl April 11, 2016

    I thought the haters said Ciara was a flop. For someone whose a “flop” she’s appearing on magazine covers, headlining music festivals, hosting awards shows. Ciara is getting it!

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 11, 2016

      But …but…but does HeHe have a record deal ?

      • Cinnamon Girl April 11, 2016

        But but but is Ciara still booking gigs?

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 11, 2016

        But she was DROPPED from her label….

      • Cinnamon Girl April 11, 2016

        And she’s still booking gigs. So what’s your point?

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 11, 2016

        Her singing career is over, that’s my point

      • Cinnamon Girl April 11, 2016

        But she’s still booking gigs and making her money so you have no point

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 11, 2016

        She was dropped because she flopped.
        Ciara is no longer a singer, she’s a socialite. Stay in your lane .

      • #JACKIE April 11, 2016

        I never thought I’d see the day when youd be pressed over someone other than Rihanna. Seek help Tyler sis.

      • Cinnamon Girl April 11, 2016

        And Formation still flopped. Tidal is flopping. and B6 is still MIA

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 11, 2016

        @Jackie
        If u come for Bey, I’m coming for He
        @Cinnabun
        No, HeHe’s last album was a flop. Is it certified plastic yet?

      • Cinnamon Girl April 11, 2016

        Has Formation reached at least #100 on the charts?

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 11, 2016

        Has Jackie?

      • iamDawnCe April 12, 2016

        Hmm, so she’s having ALL these Great opportunities w/NO label? Wow! She must have Influence. Plus, look where You’re (YOURSELF) spending YOUR time. Reading about Her, in the flesh. What all does that say? About YOU, that is?

    • #justsayn April 11, 2016

      She’s getting those things bcuz of her relationship not her talent! The relationship thing will eventually get old and bored… Its not a good idea to rely on your relationship for relevancy! Her cover looks nice tho… I wish her well.

      • Cinnamon Girl April 11, 2016

        You do know that Ciara has been booking gigs and modeling contracts before Russell, right?

      • #justsayn April 11, 2016

        @ Cinnamon

        She was on magazines but not the popular well known magazines. It is no doubt she is more relevant now since being with Russell… Y get upset about the obvious!

  5. toeknee April 11, 2016

    He must be pleasing his bottom Russell very well for him to keep getting all these magazine covers. Good luck cimans.

  6. Drizzie April 11, 2016

    Ya’ll just can’t be happy for a female out here getting it! There’s so much room for black women to be on top. No reason why all the white girls can have success and only 2-3 black girls can be poppin at a time. Grow up b******

  7. toeknee April 11, 2016

    Wow he should model for men underwear. He has such a s e x y built.

  8. #JACKIE April 11, 2016

    My queen is so STUNNING! Her beauty is absolutely breathtaking. I see why the girls are so jealous of her.❤️

  9. Metzo April 11, 2016

    Handsome.

    • FC/JC April 11, 2016

      Said everyone about Blue Ivy…

      • #JACKIE April 11, 2016

        Kiii I love it when you clap back at these b******! They think the squad is full of punks.

  10. FC/JC April 11, 2016

    SLAY CI!
    She looks so gorg & happy.

  11. Annalise April 11, 2016

    SLAY A BIT HeHe!!!!! Yás, you better serve us all kinds of Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Bow Wow teas! Serve that Purina One hunnie!

  12. Cinnamon Girl April 11, 2016

    Ciara is winning. Love the outfit

  13. Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 11, 2016

    Young man

  14. #JACKIE April 11, 2016

    Idk why the Hive is in here when their fav has been looking like a 50 year old wet dog lately. A little Botox wouldn’t hurt, Mrs Camel.

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 11, 2016

      You just need to worry about why Ciara still has no career

  15. toeknee April 11, 2016

    What a s exy looking model. Please come fvck me till you knock my lights out daddy.

  16. toeknee April 11, 2016

    Them jaw line….. That rock hard muscle hmmmm yummy!!!!! Please dominate me daddy.

  17. Stephon Jackson April 11, 2016

    Beautiful Woman.

  18. Cough Cough April 11, 2016

    She’s beautiful. Any Beyonce “Stan” trying to tear her down is insecure, pathetic and one of the main reasons wedding have many popular black female acts. Stfu and grow up, ur sad

    • #JACKIE April 11, 2016

      They’re simply JEALOUS and threatened.

  19. 🍟🍧🍩Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!👟👗🎒 April 11, 2016

    Such a beautiful cover! After two failed engagements, I’m so proud and elated to say that the third time was truly a charm! She’s showing our black women out there that we deserve better men and Russell is definitely that better man. The best thing about this, too, is that he left a white woman, his previous wife, and got with Ciara, a black woman. You can’t beat that! They’ll have beautiful babies and I’m beyond ready for him to pull some strings in the music industry for her and to fund her career a little.

  20. Annalise April 11, 2016

    Russell Wilson is GAY. That is not a drag, it is facts and i’ve said this even when I was playing nice with the Z-Squad last year. There were rumours about him before he even met HEara, and he knows all about it!

    • Cough Cough April 11, 2016

      You’re an idiot. He being gay is a fact because of what proof other than you’re a r*****?? Receipts?

      • Annalise April 11, 2016

        BOO F*CKING HOO! why is ‘being gay’ considered a drag? I think he’s gay, and my opinion ain’t changing!

    • Cough Cough April 11, 2016

      Ok so it’s not a concrete fact, it’s your opinion. Lol. Idiot.

      • Annalise April 11, 2016

        Get off my dïck! I’m more interested to know why you think that was a personal attack LOL! Wherever he sticks his dïck is his business, so why are you sooo upset with me calling him gay! 🤔😭😭

      • Annalise April 11, 2016

        He is gay btw !!! Just thought I’d mention that for you 😘

      • Cough Cough April 11, 2016

        Not upset, girl. Just wondering if you actually go through real life, proclaiming your delusional opinions are facts without any type of actual backing.

      • Cough Cough April 11, 2016

        People with that mindset usually work at McDonald’s or goodwill.

      • #JACKIE April 11, 2016

        Don’t you at least have to have a high school diploma to work at McDonald’s? AnnaLESS and his fav could never.

      • Annalise April 11, 2016

        If you’re gonna check me on some shït, then at least make sure it’s solid and legit! Not some random muthafücking comment on a fücking a blog. If this was someone ELSE I was shading then you’d be posting the same American Oxygen performance, calling them basic and whatnot. I assume cuz you like Ciara that the rules are different.

      • Annalise April 11, 2016

        I will come for HEara IF and WHEN I choose! You bïtches will deal!!!

      • Cough Cough April 11, 2016

        @Anna can I please have a 20 piece nugget with a large fries and Coke xlzero. Thanks babe

      • Annalise April 11, 2016

        @CüntCünt you ain’t gotta ask twice boo boo, your mother is the one that is working behind the counter ! BYE Bon Qui Qui!!!

      • Cough Cough April 11, 2016

        @anna let me have 2 bbq sauce for my nuggets please, honey

      • Annalise April 11, 2016

        @TACKIE / DatRihannaReign Kiii sis I thought you stanned for Rihanna tho?!? speaking of McNuggets, didn’t HEara work at the McDonald’s drive thru in Chicago? drink slow poison and play in traffic sis!

      • Annalise April 11, 2016

        @CümCüm I hope your mothers water doesn’t break during her next shift, we wouldn’t want her to push out your 11th brother/sister in the middle of the McDonalds kitchen.

      • Annalise April 11, 2016

        LMAOOOOO why y’all really madT tho? I said he looked pretty, like … what more do y’all want 😇😘

      • Cough Cough April 11, 2016

        @AnnaMae i have a sweet tooth, too. Let me get a Oreo Mcflurry and 3 chocolate chip cookies girl. Thx

      • Annalise April 11, 2016

        @CùmCüm are you mentally deficient? I just told you to ask your mother, and yet you’re still here writing this tired ass telegram. I will continue to drag HEara by his penis, so stay salty BITÇH!:… Oh and btw RUSSELL IS GAY ! My gaydar is the muthafùcking proof bitxh!!! #FactsOnlySis

  21. toeknee April 11, 2016

    Why cough s*** be getting tho? Stupid b****

  22. Cough Cough April 11, 2016

    Lol I never read any of the McDonalds shift managers comments before but now I see why people go back and forth with her. She is a riot!!!!! Definitely shift Mcmanager material!

  23. Annalise April 11, 2016

    BUT @CüntCünt sis, you actually stan for someone who is unemployed and is an ex-McDonalds trainee, so I have no idea why your cøcksucker is still open 😂 You told me to back up my claims with receipts so here you go sis!! http://youtu.be/CwhmtF56Oro

  24. Tran anti bloper honey love but it okay girl April 11, 2016

    She looks amazing

  25. Ciah’s Turtle April 12, 2016

    She actually slayed that second cover !

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