— -- There have been rumors for months that Ciara and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson were dating, but neither party confirmed the news. Then, Wilson, 26, spoke about his lady love during an interview with San Diego's Rock Church over the week and revealed a lot about their romance.
Here are some highlights, coming from not only the interview, but Instagram posts that have the couple at the most lavish of events and also spending time to bring hope to some children who need it.
The Romance and the Prediction
"I do have a girlfriend, yes," Wilson said, speaking to Pastor Miles McPherson for the church's show on Sunday. "She's a sweetheart."
Then, a picture of the two popped up on screen, as Wilson added, "Yeah, that's my girlfriend. ... she's everything you could ever want, honestly."
"I met her 5, 6 months ago," he said. "The funny thing is, I told somebody that's the girl I want to be with before I even met her."
Wilson actually predicted the two would be together.
"If there's a 10, she's a 15," he said about her.
The Relationship Now and Abstaining
Wilson, who passed up millions of dollars in high school to play baseball to go to college, is very passionate about his faith and admitted he and Ciara are abstaining for religious reasons. Wilson adds that Ciara, 29, is a believer and is religious, as well.
"She's been through some heartaches, I've been through some heartaches," he said. "I was married before. I married the person I was with in high school."
Ciara also has a son with her ex, rapper Future.
Even though his relationship didn't work out, Wilson had faith and after meeting Ciara, he said that while she was on tour, he was looking at her in the mirror and "God spoke to me, he said 'I need you to lead her.'"
"I was like, 'Really, right now?'" he said, adding that at the moment, he suggested they take "all that extra stuff" off the table. "We are talking about sex."
Wilson said Ciara agreed and "it's the fact that could we love each other without that?"
Wilson still joked, "I ain't going to lie to you all now, I need you all to pray for us," he said.
The Award Shows and the White House
Wilson walked the carpet last week at the BET Awards with Ciara and gushed on Instagram, "Blessed to wear the one & only German Designer Philipp Plein next to this beautiful lady @Ciara at the BET Awards as she did an epic tribute to Janet Jackson."
Even though they hadn't gone public yet, Wilson also posted a picture of the couple dressed to the nines for dinner at the White House. That's as official as it gets.
"Dancing at The @WhiteHouse to Prince & Stevie Wonder w/ my lady @Ciara Thanks Mr. President & First Lady! #IsntSheLovely #Blessed," he wrote.
Wilson is known for visiting the local children's hospital and just over a month ago, he brought Ciara to raise some spirits and share the love.
"We are #StrongAgainstCancer," he wrote last month.