In the infamous search for Ciara’s prayer, we may have just found the answer.
In a rare interview, Russell’s mom, Tammy Wilson sat down with NBA superstars Stephen and Seth Curry’s parents Dell and Sonya Curry on their new podcast Raising Fame: Sports Edition about the advice she gave her son after finding out he was dating R&B singer Ciara.
At the time the Goodies singer was a single mom of son Future Zahir Wilburn whom she shares with the rapper Future.
“When he first told me about her, he sent a picture and I’m like ‘She looks familiar.’ I didn’t really follow Ciara. I either seen a documentary or read an article about her. But I’m gonna be honest with you, I did say something about, cause I’m a mom, I love my kid, I’m like ‘Doesn’t she have a kid?’ You know. So he and I had conversations about that…And I look at my own situation and how I was born, so I can’t judge anybody.”
And the amazing piece of advice she gave her son:
“So I said to him, I’m like ‘Okay, if you’re really serious about it, then you have to love that kid as if it were your own, even if it means you give that kid your name.’ If you’re gonna be with someone who has a kid, you can’t treat that kid any differently than if it were yours.”
It looks like Papa Russ followed his mama’s advice. He and Ciara have been married for four years after tying the knot in 2016 and recently announced they are expecting their third child after having daughter Sienna in 2017.
“You would not know that Future is not his. He plays baseball with him, teaches him how play basketball, throws him in the pool…does all that. They wrestle a lot…”
And when asked about Ciara’s infamous prayer, his mom said
“Who he selects is who he selects. I will say, the song ‘I Bet’, when I listened to it, I listened to it a number of times. But that song, I knew in my spirit that she made a decision. I actually met the guy who wrote that song. He and I were talking about that song and that’s what he was sharing with me. When they wrote that song, she had made a decision, she wanted to handle things a little differently. I’m just hoping and believing that everything works out great.”
Plant those seeds mama!