Ciara is officially pregnant. The singer revealed she is expecting her first child with her husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. This is the star’s second baby after her previous relationship with rapper Future.
Then, on Instagram Oct. 25, Ciara posted a photo with Wilson embracing her as they rest their hands on her baby bump.
“On this special Birthday I received an abundance of love from friends and family,” she wrote the day she turned 31. “And I’m excited to Finally share one of the Greatest Gifts of All that God could give.”
Wilson, 27, also confirmed the news on his social media.
“The Greatest Blessing of All. Forever Grateful,” the footballer wrote. He completed the post with the hashtag #BabyWilsonOnTheWay.
Ci-Ci’s baby bump debut comes three months after the duo went on their honeymoon. It also follows relentless pregnancy rumors that plagued the couple ever since their wedding. At an Oct. 18 event as Revlon’s newest global brand ambassador, E! Online reported Ciara donned a loose-fitting white satin suit that sparked pregnancy speculation.
“Ciara is pregnant and is so excited to be a mom,” a source told the entertainment website. “Russell would like to have two to three children. They both would like a big family.”
However, the “Jackie” record maker shut down talk of baby news at the Revlon event. Ciara told Access Hollywood the newlyweds are focusing on their careers.
“We’ve got time to live life,” she explained. “Things will happen at [the] perfect timing as they’ve been.”
Still, paparazzi footage captured the singer leaving New York City in an oversized camouflage shirt days later. And last month, Ciara wore loose outfits to Revlon’s Annual Philanthropic Luncheon and at Milan Fashion Week.
Ahead of the pregnancy announcement, TMZ broke the news that Ciara dropped her libel suit against ex-fiance Future. Filed in February, the case sought $15 million dollars in favor of Ciara. Future always maintained he did not harm his ex’s character. Still, the “false light” suit – allegedly making Ciara out to be someone she is not – still stands.
After Ci-Ci confirmed she and Wilson were giving 2-year-old Future Zahir Wilburn a sibling Tuesday, fans drummed up a mixed reaction on Twitter.
User The Wolf Of Alief called Ciara a slut-shaming term.
That hoe Ciara got knocked up by Russell already ⁉️😂😂😂😂
— The Wolf Of Alief (@LivinLacedSunny) October 26, 2016
Additionally, Lorenzo Dantzler thought the news meant a “diss song” about Future was on the way.
Ciara pregnant. I see another future diss song coming 😂🤔
— Lorenzo Dantzler (@DantzlerLorenzo) October 26, 2016
However, several fans came to Ciara’s defense.
Vincent deemed anyone angry over her pregnancy “bitter.”
Russell Wilson & Ciara had essentially a "by the book" courtship, engagement, marriage, and now pregnancy. And bitter folk are STILL mad.
— Vincent (@VtheEsquire) October 26, 2016
Meanwhile, Jucy Jei questioned why there was an issue with Ciara having a baby with her husband since Future’s sexual escapades were glorified.
So future is a savage and the goat for smashing someone's wife but Ciara is a hoe for getting pregnant by her husband ? pic.twitter.com/n4JXrPMjwo
— Juicy Jel (@WhyUMadThough) October 26, 2016