Ciara on how she keeps romance alive with husband Russell Wilson

"We do have to put ourselves first as husband and wife."

ByRachel George via via logo
January 14, 2021, 11:37 AM

Ciara kicked off 2021 on the cover of SELF magazine's January issue. After a year of uncertainty, the "Rooted" singer, wife and mother of three is putting everything into perspective and moving with intention.

The 35-year-old star said she often asks herself questions like "How am I being the best mom?" or "As a wife, what can I do to make sure I keep the sexy?" and even "What can I make sure that I’m doing to be on my stuff, take care of myself?"

"And when I get there, what’s the next five years? How am I living my life? How am I maximizing my life?" she continued. "I ask myself these questions, and I’m just dedicated to it."

Ciara is also dedicated to keeping the fire burning in her marriage to NFL quarterback Russell Wilson, 32, amid the pandemic. She said date nights are essential in helping the couple's communication, which has been a "game changer" in their four-year marriage.

"We're able to get back to ground zero pretty easily because we’re aligned in the ways that we think about things and approach things," Ciara explained.

"We do have to put ourselves first as husband and wife, and that’s a hard thing to really understand, I think, especially for women, moms," she continued. "We love our babies so much. But we got to make sure our love is feeling good too, our husbands are feeling good, too."

The couple share 3-year-old daughter Sienna and their nearly 6-month-old son, Win. Ciara has a 6-year-old son, Future, from her previous relationship.

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