As Ciara poses happily with her husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, son Future Zahir and her growing baby bump, some feel the family photo op is “disrespectful” to her rapper ex-fiancé.
The singer posed in a series of belly-baring photos for Harper’s Bazaar that accompanied an article where she opened up about how pleased she is to have found Wilson, whom she married last summer. After describing her relationship with 2-year-old Future’s stepfather as “amazing” and “awesome,” Ci-Ci, who is pregnant with their first child together, told the magazine he is her “champion.”
“If someone’s not supporting you and your vision and your dreams — whether it’s your relationship partner, your friend, whomever — then you’ve got to make sure to keep it moving,” she said of her outlook on companionship. “If people aren’t lifting you up, even if you’re the strongest person in the world, eventually it does chip away at you. You don’t even realize that you’re losing yourself. And that’s the scariest place to be in life. I don’t want to lose myself,” she said. “I love myself too much. I love life too much.”
“I don’t want to lose myself,” she said. “I love myself too much. I love life too much.”
Some took issue with Wilson’s inclusion in the mother-son pictorial, noting Ciara shares her oldest child with her ex, rapper Future.
Ciara so disrespectful and I think she does the shit on purpose to get a reaction from Future and to blow up in court pic.twitter.com/v3mdmjdnMK
— Elle. (@ElleBreaunna) March 7, 2017
Idc what nobody says , Ciara is dead ass wrong. Future obviously wasnt for her but she doesn't have to constantly humiliate that nigga
— Mia-Mia (@_DMia) March 7, 2017
I like Ciara and I like Russell Wilson but sometimes I feel like Ciara do shit to get a reaction out of Future
— Cra$h Versetti ✊™ (@CrashMVP) March 7, 2017
Many online praised the photo spread and lauded the family’s apparent closeness, including baby Future’s excitement to become a big brother.
“He’ll randomly pull my shirt up and be like, ‘I want to see the baby,'” Ciara said. “‘Hello, baby. How you doing, baby? I love you, baby. Okay, talk to you later, baby. Bye, bye.’ Then he’ll kiss me on my belly and put my shirt back down.”
— Willie Mathews (@wmathews531) March 7, 2017
CIARA SNAPPED ON THIS PREGNANCY SHOOT !!!!! I'm SHOOK , Queen 👐🏾. pic.twitter.com/pQqQRW9oAI
— m 🥀. (@_onlykaylah) March 7, 2017
I love Ciara's happiness tho… Future, fucking them hoes meant too damn much to ya! Now that nigga is your sons other "dad"🤦🏾♀️😂 DAMN!
— Carter J's Mama❤️ (@FABtell_) March 7, 2017
Users also defended the singer against negativity.
I hate ppl. y'all break up with yall boyfriends and fucking a new nigga the next day but Ciara moves on and starts a family & she's the hoe?
— gigi🌸 (@lilmeeks_) March 7, 2017
Why should Ciara be alone and unhappy and hide her family because of a man who did her wrong 🙄
— ♡♥Jans♡♥ (@golden_jans16) March 7, 2017
ciara is living her life, happy. get off her dick!
— Daria! (@Dariaaaaaaa_) March 7, 2017
Women who are bothered by Ciara's refusal to be miserable or shrink disappoint me most. I think much of it is connected to envy.
— Sam (@Ms_Mayfield) March 7, 2017