But her past with Future is not as far behind her as she would prefer. Where did it all go so wrong? Couples break up all the time and manage to refrain from tearing each other up on social media. Well, at least couples break up sometimes and avoid all that. Admittedly it's becoming increasingly rare. Ciara and Future, however, enjoyed only a short time of happily engaged bliss before they were, first, working on their relationship and, shortly afterward, everything went to hell.
Still, Future, whose real name is Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, didn't immediately come out on the attack.
Did the "Turn on the Lights" rapper really lose his cool because Ciara started dating somebody else? 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.
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. He is really cool—like he is my friend too. So I felt something really unique from the beginning and then it just organically went this way. I used to always fear 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. And the way that he makes me feel is just, 'Why not? They had each others' initials tattooed on their hands and, in August , the rapper told Hot 97's Angie Martinez that he was ready to settle down.
I don't get into nothing to get out," the Atlanta-born artist said. Future also said that he predicted he was going to be with Ciara seven years before they got serious, having seen her shooting a video one day and vowing to his mentor Rocko at the time, "'I'ma have her one day.
But I never met her, never listened to any of her songs, never read up on her, it wasn't, I'm not one of those guys I was caught up in my world, my life, and it ended up happening," Future recalled. She'll tell you the same story just like that.
It wasn't no pressure, no pressing her because [Rocko] was with Monica at the time and they had a relationship where they knew her. She would be around them. He knew her so I could have met her. But then I was like, 'Naw I'm good. He said that, when he did finally meet her, he knew right away. It's a great situation and I'm happy, I'm excited about it. I know she's super happy and, it's just like, I feel good to be able to make someone happy.
Like every girl…we think about making that dress and that moment, and being with your bridesmaids. I just can't wait to do everything, I'm like a little kid right now," Ciara told E! News , talking wedding planning that November. We want it to be very special. I know I don't want it to be like, burning hot [at her wedding]. I want perfect weather!
Like, right when the sun starts to get really warm or right when it ends. They welcomed Future Jr. Ciara's dream was coming true, the singer having told us she wanted "a big house" and "a big family—not too big, but big enough. By summer , while Ciara was Brides' August-September issue cover girl, the couple was plagued by rumors that Future had cheated , leaving the supposed bride-to-be understandably "humiliated and angry.
In January , Ciara released the first single off of her then-upcoming album Jackie. The video for "I Bet" dropped in March 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 , Wilson confirmed that they were a couple and--perhaps most memorably—that they were abstaining from sex before marriage. If there's a 10, she's a Pray for me, keep my mind clear, keep my heart clear. Apparently the big spotlight on their relationship ultimately was a problem for him, and there was a creative disconnect between them as well. I'm not comfortable about compromising and about being the person that I am and being the man that I am.
I feel like my better judgment is to go back to record and make music. Make the music I know the people want. I know they want the ratchet s--t from me, I know they want me to say the most disrespectful s--t it is. I came in like that. I gotta say some off-the-wall s--t to get people's attention.
Ironic, considering Ciara had once said that Future, being the man he was, made her feel particularly comfortable about expressing her feelings in public. You want to get married, let's get married.
I'm from the hood, hood people going to be there. It might be people that you don't like that's going to be there. But I know they love me, they got my best interest I don't want nobody from the industry there, I don't want the media there. You know how girls have their fairy tale weddings, this how they pick it.
I mean, I want her to be totally happy. Like, you gotta understand, you want a person to be happy. People think I'm bitter because she moved on. I'm taking care of me. I don't need him—she needs him. 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 You don't even bring a man around your son. You know this dude for a few months and you're bringing him around your kid? News that neither Ciara nor Russell Wilson was particularly "concerned" by Future's comments, and that she was more "annoyed" than upset.
In September , Ciara told E! She alleged that Future, who did promise some "off-the-wall s--t," was running his mouth and his thumbs to promote his music. I jus want babyfuture that's all.
Furthermore, he wanted her to stop badmouthing him. And while they share custody, E! News has learned that she wants her ex to be a more responsible dad and show more respect to her as the mother of his child. Meanwhile, Ciara's still very-present past with Future didn't deter Wilson one bit. He's been by her side throughout and supports her percent, a source says. Moreover, he popped the question in March and they're planning on getting married in the not too distant Time soon down the road.