While women around the world are still searching for the prayer Ciara uttered that brought Russell Wilson into her life, the singer has now disclosed that her strong sense of faith helped her evade the temptations of premarital sex.
During her cover interview for April’s issue of InStyle, she explained how she and her Super Bowl-winning husband abstained from having sex until their vows were said.
“That took a lot of prayer,” Ciara joked. “It was hard. I can’t lie.”
This is not the first time the entertainer cited the couple’s strong values as the crutch that helped them wade through their “No-Sex” policy.
“I really believe that when you focus on a friendship, you have the opportunity to build a strong foundation for a relationship,” the “Level Up” singer told Cosmo South Africa in Jan. 2017. “Once you know you’re really great friends and you’re what we call ‘equally yoked,’ where you share the same values or the same outlook on life, it kind of sets the tone… You shouldn’t feel like you have to give your body away to get someone to like you.”
Ciara then went on to tell Cosmo South Africa that it was Russell Wilson’s perspective that helped her through the process.
“I have to give credit to my husband for sharing those views,” she continued. “It’s awesome how it all worked out.”
In addition to discussing her current relationship with InStyle, Ciara also touched lightly on her mindstate following her split with Future.
“If you want to get somewhere in life, you’ve got to have a compass. You’ve got to know where you really want to get to,” the singer said when alluding to the end of her relationship with Future. “And my heart, soul, spirit, and mind just desired to be loved. To be truly loved the right way… I knew I didn’t want to cry tears of hurt anymore. I didn’t want to keep going around in circles.”