Who is Russell Wilson's wife Ciara? How Seahawks QB met singer after divorcing school sweetheart
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is certainly flying high. After a rather enjoyable summer vacation in Italy, the star is all set for the upcoming NFL season. Of course, when you are earning $35m per season, why won't you be excited? But that's not all Wilson is making rounds for. His Italian vacation included some rather drool-worthy snaps of him and his wife Ciara, which is what we would like to focus on.
In January 2020, the duo made headlines after they confirmed that they were expecting their second baby together. The good news came in July, with Ciara giving birth in a mask, amidst the pandemic. The news also seemed to give Wilson a boost, as he recorded five touchdowns in a September 27 game against the Dallas Cowboys. That helped Wilson set a new NFL record for the most touchdowns through three games.
As the snaps from his vacation showed, Wilson and Ciara are very much in love and enjoying their time together. Ahead of the NFL season, we thought it would be ideal to have a look into how exactly the two met, and what she does. If you haven't heard of her before, you will by the end of this article.
Who is Russell Wilson's wife?
If you are into R&B, chances are you've heard Ciara. Born in Texas, she spent her childhood travelling around the world thanks to her father, who was enlisted in the US Army. During her teens, the family settled down in Atlanta Georgia. That led to the formation of an all-girl group Hearsay with two of her friends, but unfortunately, the group never got far. The setback was vital though, as it allowed Ciara to work on her songwriting skills that eventually landed her a publishing deal and even a record deal at LaFace Records, thanks to prominent Atlanta producer Jazze Pha.
Ciara officially signed for LaFace after graduating high school in 2003, and the rest is history. In 2004, she released her debut album 'Goodies', followed by 'The Evolution' in 2006. Success led to acting gigs, international tours, and numerous business deals. It also led Ciara to the rapper Future. In 2014, the two ended their engagement, which eventually led to a massive legal fight. However, it was amidst that mess she found and met Wilson.
At the time, Wilson too was going through a rocky period in his personal life. According to reports, Wilson had divorced his high school sweetheart Ashton Meem in 2014, just two years after they got married. The duo got married at a country club in Virginia after Wilson proposed at Meem's college graduation. It's unclear why they fell apart, but they denied all allegations of Meem cheating on Wilson. Whatever happened between them, set the stage for Wilson to meet Ciara.
How did Wilson meet Ciara?
No one really knows how the two met, and they have so far refused to spill the details. We know they met sometime in 2015 because they showed up together for the 2015 White House Correspondents Dinner. In a GQ profile, it was reported they were "forced to drive around Los Angeles until they finally found a place, in the Georgian Hotel, uncrowded enough that they could sit and talk without being photographed," for their first date.
That effort appeared to be worth it though, as Wilson popped the question just a year later. In March 2016, the duo escaped to Seychelles for a holiday, where he proposed on a private beach. In July, they got married in an intimate wedding at Peckford Castle in Cheshire, England. Then on April 27, 2018, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Sienna Princess. In 2020, their son Win Harrison was born.
Since they first went public, the duo has been giving us considerable couple goals with their social media posts. There's no denying, the tragedies of the past have certainly helped them form a tight relationship. "Every morning we wake up together it’s a blessing, and we get to smile from ear to ear and know that 'You know what? Let’s go. Let’s go do this'," Wilson said to GQ. For Ciara too, their marriage appears to be perfect. "I feel like, if I could look back in a crystal ball when I was a little girl and I looked at the idea of my family and what it would be for me, it’s exactly this," she said in the same profile.