Baby on the Way for Ciara and Russell Wilson
Wilson and Ciara announced they will welcome their first child together in 2017
The couple shared the happy news they are expecting their first child together on Instagram Tuesday, which so happened to be the singer’s 31st birthday.
“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,” she captioned her a beautiful photo of her and Wilson cradling her bump.
The NFL star also posted the same black and white portrait writing, “The Greatest Blessing of All. Forever Grateful.#BabyWilsonOnTheWay.”
Ciara is already mom to 2-year-old son Future Zahir with her ex-fiancé, rapper Future.
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Wilson, 27, and the “Goodies” songstress were engaged in March after a year-long courtship. Wilson proposed with a huge sparkler in the Seychelles following Paris Fashion Week.
The couple said their “I do”s four months later at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England. The bride was outfitted in a custom Cavalli Couture gown made up of white silk tulle, glass beading, Chantilly lace and a floral motif, while the groom opted for a Giorgio Armani Made to Measure black six-button peak lapel set of evening tails — and of course, little Future had a custom Armani suit of his own to match.
“I’ll tell you, the best part of the wedding was watching her walk down the aisle. I had so many [thoughts], but to see her gracefully walk down the aisle in that long train … and to realize I was going to spend the rest of my life with her gives me chills,” Wilson said shortly after their nuptials. “Ever since the first day I met her, she’s always been, honestly, my best friend. We’ve been so close.”
And his new bride can relate, telling PEOPLE in August, “This is the happiest I have ever been.”
Wilson is no doubt more than ready for fatherhood, as he has already talked in the past about how much love he has for Ciara’s son Future.
“When I see this kid, he’s only 2 years old … He’s so sweet and so loving, always has a smile on his face. Always joking around, always running around the house,” he told Maria Shriver in August on her Architects for Change web series.
He continued, “The important part about loving somebody — especially as a man, being a stepfather in a situation where it’s a little bit different, you know, for sure — but ultimately, it’s about loving the child because the child has the opportunity to do something amazing in his life.”