The video for "I Bet" dropped in March 2015 and, the following month, she was holding hands with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson at the White House Correspondents Dinner and looking fairly uninterested in shooting down dating rumors.
In July 2015, Wilson confirmed that they were a couple --perhaps most memorably—that they were abstaining from sex before marriage."I ain't gonna lie—I need ya'll to pray for us," the recently divorced athlete joked (but probably not that much) to Pastor Miles Mc Pherson of San Diego's Rock Church.
"I didn't expect anything to come from us working together.
I didn't even know what to expect from going into the studio with him and then we began to meet each other and everything just began to flow. So I felt something really unique from the beginning and then it just organically went this way."A few weeks later, when asked about her decision to go public with her relationship, Ciara told MTV News, "I've had my experiences over the years and I've been able to learn a lot and, you know, when you do step outside you put yourself in a position to where people are going to be able to judge and they can criticize, and they can give their opinion, and that's something... I'm running toward my fear, running towards the things that make me uncomfortable because I feel like if I live my life based off of those things, I won't live my life how I'm supposed to.
I won't live it to the fullest."She continued, "That's where I am at this day and time in my life, and I'm also with someone that makes me extremely comfortable to be that way, which is Future, meanwhile, was equally head over heels.
It's like when we were working on the personal side of things, I really saw an amazing person and the way that he approached me since day one is just the way a man is supposed to be from my perspective."It just really organically happened that way," she continued.
I don't want nobody from the industry there, I don't want the media there. I don't need him—she needs him."However, he wanted to make it clear how he felt about his spending time with his ex's new guy, too. News that neither Ciara nor Russell Wilson was particularly "concerned" by Future's comments, and that she was more "annoyed" than upset. that, so far, becoming a mom was "the best thing that's happened" to her in life.
You know how girls have their fairy tale weddings, this how they pick it." And, according to Future, they had sex first and prayed later. "Of course I wouldn't want someone pushing my son [in a stroller]," he continued. Like, if I was a kid and my mom had a dude pushing me, I would've jumped out of the stroller and slapped the s--t out of..never do that in our community. You know this dude for a few months and you're bringing him around your kid? But Future's commentary would soon become concerning enough that Ciara would file a million defamation lawsuit against the father of her child after he continued to accuse her in interviews and on social media of using Future Jr. She alleged that Future, who did promise some "off-the-wall s--t," was running his mouth (and his thumbs) to promote his music."This bitch got control problems…" Future tweeted at one point.
The singer and her ex-fiancé, with whom she shares custody of their almost 2-year-old son, Future Zahir Wilburn, have been in and out of court for over a month, the two now having spent more time at odds than they spent engaged. Couples break up all the time and manage to refrain from tearing each other up on social media.
(Well, at least couples break up on their relationship and, shortly afterward, everything went to hell.