Ciara is about to become a mother of three!
Ahead of the birth of her second baby boy, the singer celebrates the beauty of pregnancy in the new issue of British Vogue.
Lensed by husband Russell Wilson, the spread also features the couple’s children Future Zahir and Sienna.
Within the feature, CiCi opens up about overcoming hardships, her humble beginnings, the success of ‘Level Up,’ and the important role Wilson is playing as a man in the life of their kids.
Pics and quotes await after the jump…
On Her Unique Pregnancy Experience:
“[Carrying has always been the easy part] It’s why I keep getting pregnant!
[But the deliveries are there…] My body goes through this process where it shakes and I have to throw up.It’s a traumatic thing, but then I see the baby and forget all about it.”
On Social Distancing Affecting Hospital Visits:
“When the image of the baby came on the screen, I FaceTimed Russ [who was] in the car so that he could see. We women carry the baby, but for my husband, being in the room and listening to the heartbeat in real time is one of his ways of connecting. For him not to be part of that was a symbol of this time that we’re living through.”
On Overcoming Previous Heartbreak:
“I know there’s nothing I can’t get through. I’ve had some very hard days, but they’ve always prepared me for what is to come.”
On The Impact Of Russell As A Male Figure On Their Family:
“The simplest things in a child’s life can have the biggest impact on who they become, and we take a lot of pride in that. Future has a chore checklist and has been sweeping up around the house. Russ is all about structure – for boys especially.
The male presence is very important for both boys and girls. Your son gets to see how his dad treats a woman, and your daughter gets to see how you are loved. I’m a daddy’s girl, and my dad’s love is what saved me in situations in my life when I could have taken a left turn. I would think, ‘My dad wouldn’t love like this.’ I think about my dad’s love, and that’s how my husband loves me.”
On Her Early Life & Now:
“We didn’t have a lot and I’ll never forget that. I know that my lifestyle now isn’t normal, so I go back in my mind to the experience that I had with my parents.”
On Frontline Workers Going Viral To ‘Level Up’:
“Oh, my God, watching them has brought me so much joy. I’m hormonal so I just cry. I always wanted it to be an uplifting song, so to see doctors and nurses having a moment of joy in the midst of the storm is so beautiful.”