Russell Wilson Says Being A Stepparent Has Offered His Greatest Life Lesson
Written by Black Voices on February 11, 2021
Russell Wilson mentioned the love he has for his stepson, Future, in a joint GQ interview with Ciara, revealed on Thursday.
The Seattle Seahawks quarterback and the Grammy-winning singer opened up about their marriage and their three kids: Future, 6, Sienna, 3, and Win, who was born this previous July. Ciara had Future along with her ex-partner, the rapper whose stage title is Future.
When Wilson first met Future, after he started courting Ciara, the little boy was solely 9 months previous. (The couple wed in July 2016.) The soccer star advised GQ that Future coming into his life was “a blessing” and a possibility to “be there for him daily.”
“And so I believe the best factor that I’ve ever realized in life might be in that relationship with Future, as a result of the fact of being a stepparent is that biologically they’re not essentially yours, however the actuality is that you need to love them as if they’re,” Wilson stated. “They’re your individual blood in a approach. You get to like them that approach. And I believe each child deserves that and wishes that and yearns for that.”
Wilson, who usually shares images and movies of Future and his two different kids on Instagram, advised GQ that he sends his “three lovely brown-skinned children” inspirational video messages when he’s not at house to reaffirm their sense of self-worth. These efforts have felt particularly vital this previous yr, he stated, as uprisings happened throughout the nation over the summer time in response to police violence towards Black folks.
Ciara advised GQ that the best way Wilson fathers their kids is one thing she finds “attractive.”
“He’s clearly actually lovely to me in each approach, however the father in him is by far one of many issues that makes him essentially the most attractive to me,” she stated. “Sizzling. To me it’s scorching.” (Learn your complete GQ profile right here.)
Wilson shared related sentiments about his kids and his relationship with Future throughout an look on BuzzFeed Information’ “AM2DM” in 2019.
“It’s straightforward to like someone that’s blood and all the things else, however when you may love someone identical to it’s your individual little one and all the things else, that’s what actual love is like,” he stated.
On Jan. 1, Wilson shared a photograph on Instagram of himself with Ciara and their kids. Within the publish, he mirrored on 2020, saying it had introduced “obstacles… alternatives to vary… nice lack of family members come and gone… in addition to new life.”
“2021… I don’t know what you’ll deliver… however for my household we are going to proceed to Consider that Love is the best way!” he added.
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