Award-winning musician Ciara and her husband Russell Wilson abstained from having any physical relations before marriage, and in an interview with Cosmopolitan South Africa, she talks about why they chose that path.
When asked about their decision to stay celibate the artist said –“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. Knowing that you’ll always have the friendship and that you can always go back to it is very important, and very powerful.”
She added, “I have to give credit to my husband for sharing those views. 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 couple is expecting their first child together this year!