Check out Ciara and Russell Wilson!
As reported, the power couple covers The Modern Lovers Issue of GQ magazine.
Beyond scorching in a stunning spread lensed by Micaiah Carter, The Wilsons open up about the mechanics of their marriage and family life.
Head below for video, pics, and quotes from CiCi and footballer Russell.
Ciara On Contentment:
“I feel like, if I could look back in a crystal ball when I was a little girl and I looked at the idea of my family and what it would be for me, it’s exactly this.”
Ciara On Russell As Leader:
“On an average day, we’re around each other pretty much the whole day. I really love letting him lead, as the man of the house.”
Russell On Communication:
“For us, for me and Ciara, communicating, it’s the same: ‘This week’s going to be a challenging week, babe, because I’ve got this responsibility. What about you? What do you have?’ And at the end of every week, we always go through a checklist of questions of, you know, ‘How’d I love you this week?’ ”
Russell On Being Stepfather To Future Zahir:
“When I got to meet Future, he was young [nine-month-old]. And the reality was that for me it was a blessing and an opportunity to really hopefully be there for him every day and try to care for him in a way that was important for me, that I always wanted someone to do for me. Like my dad did for me. And so I think the greatest thing that I’ve ever learned in life is probably in that relationship with Future, because the reality of being a stepparent is that biologically they’re not necessarily yours, but the reality is that you have to love them as if they are. They’re your own blood in a way. You get to love them that way. And I think every kid deserves that and needs that and yearns for that.”
“He’s obviously really beautiful to me in every way, but the father in him is by far one of the things that makes him the most sexy to me. Hot. To me it’s hot.”
Russell On His Words Of Affirmation To His Children:
“At least once a week, or every day sometimes and especially when I’m in the grind of being busy, I’ll send an inspirational video just to the kids. For example: ‘Hey,’ you know, ‘Future, be a leader. Be who you are.’ And Sienna: ‘Don’t forget you’re a queen.’”
Russell On Their Familial Rooting:
“God is the center of it all for us. And that’s a foundation for us. I think as we get to do everything together, business, life, kids, you know, parenthood, all that stuff, in every one of those categories the center of it is God and our faith.”