Ciara Gives ‘Credit’ to Husband Russell Wilson for Deciding to Remain Celibate Until Marriage

Ciara and her now-husband Russell Wilson abstained from sex before their wedding day. (JORDAN STRAUSS/AP)
Ciara and her now-husband Russell Wilson abstained from sex before their wedding day. (JORDAN STRAUSS/AP)

It was Russell Wilson’s idea to wait until marriage before scoring in the bedroom — and Ciara was totally on board.

The “Body Party” singer, who’s pregnant with her second child, opened up about her and Wilson’s decision to remain celibate until after their wedding day telling Cosmopolitan South Africa that it was the Seattle Seahawks player who approached her with the idea.

“I have to give credit to my husband for sharing those views,” she told the magazine for their February issue. “It’s awesome how it all worked out. We women think with our hearts and with our minds. When we see a guy, we envision what he’s like and whether this could be something special. Guys see us from an exterior point of view — that’s something I learned along the way as a woman… You shouldn’t feel like you have to give your body away to get someone to like you.”

The 31-year-old singer went on to say that because she and Wilson waited to have sex, it helped strengthen their bond and their relationship.

“I really believe that when you focus on a friendship, you have the opportunity to build a strong foundation for a relationship — and once you know you’re really great friends and you’re what we call ‘equally yoked,’ where you share the same values or the same outlook on life, it kind of sets the tone,” Ciara explained. “Knowing that you’ll always have the friendship and that you can always go back to it is very important, and very powerful.”

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SOURCE: New York Daily News
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