Ciara has “leveled up” with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. The singer has been in wedded bliss with her beau for the last three years, and she’s had a blended family with him too, as her 5-year-old son Future Zahir Wilburn lives with the couple and their 2-year-old daughter Sienna Princess Wilson. But she’s hasn’t always been so lucky in love. Below are the five guys she dated before finding her happily ever after.
Ciara dated American-Israeli basketball player Amar’e Stoudemire for a brief time in 2011. “He’s always been a nice guy, always been very nice to me, very respectful,” she said to xoNecole. The former NBA All-Star and 2003 rookie of the year eventually went on to marry Alexis Welch, but they’re now headed for divorce.
The “Goodies” singer didn’t collaborate with former New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush, but he did play her boyfriend in the video for her 2007 single “Like a Boy.” They were rumored to be dating that year and her placement of the No. 25 on a robe during her performance at the BET Awards at the time kicked rumors into overdrive.
Ciara began dating 50 Cent in 2007, the same year their collaboration, “Can’t Leave ’Em Alone” dropped. The two dated through 2012, and after they broke up that year CiCi said on “The Ricky Smiley Morning Show” of her ex that “the one thing he is afraid of is love.”
Ciara and Bow Wow dated from 2004 to 2006, and during that time they managed to release the collaboration “Like You.” They allegedly split because of the rapper’s cheating. The “Growing Up Hip-Hop: Atlanta” star was last linked to Kiyomi Leslie, but a physical altercation ended things with those two.
Perhaps one of Ciara’s highest-profile romances, the singer dated Future beginning in 2013 before getting engaged and calling things off in 2016. Between that time, they welcomed son Future Zahir in 2014. Things soured after their split, with the former couple duking it out over custody and visitation at least through 2018.