Ciara and Russell Wilson are expecting their first baby! The singer and the football player have announced the big news on Instagram.
“On this special Birthday I received an abundance of love from friends and family.. and I’m excited to Finally share one of the Greatest Gifts of All that God could give… ?????☺️❤️” wrote the mother-to-be on Instagram. The photo of the couple cuddling also hints to something “baking in the oven”.
Russell Wilson shared the same photo on his own Instagram and wrote “The Greatest Blessing of All. Forever Grateful.”
This will be the couple’s first child, but Ciara already has a son, a 2-year-old called Future Zahir, whom he parents with rapper Future (real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn). The two exes got engaged in 2013, but they did not make it to the altar. They broke-up in August 2014.
31-year-old Ciara and 27-year-old Russell tied the knot this year on July 6. They had the ceremony at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England. They had announced their engagement on March 11, 2016, after dating for about a year.
The couple’s plans to add a new family member to their already very happy home were on their minds as early as 2015. E! News was reporting at the time that Ciara and Russell “definitely” wanted a baby. Plus, an insider confirmed and added that they are planning to have two or three kids.
In early August, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback opened up about how it is like being a stepdad to Zahir. “When I see this kid, he’s 2 years old, he’s so sweet and loving, always has a smile on his face”, Wilson told Maria Shriver on Architects for Change. He added that step-parenting is about loving the child “because the child can do something amazing in his life.”