Who Is Ciara's Husband? All About Russell Wilson, the NFL Star Who Stole Her Heart

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Ciara's husband Russell Wilson is a match made in heaven for the singer and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2022 cover star—literally. The "Goodies" singer said she prayed for a good man in her life, and in walked Wilson. She revealed the prayer in a Summer Walker song.

Wilson said he also prayed for a woman like Ciara: He wanted a woman who was both faithful and of faith, who was independent, who would love him like his mother loved his father, and a woman who could "tilt the room."

Whatever the means and magic that brought them together, it worked! Get to know Ciara and Russell Wilson's sweet romance.

Who is Russell Wilson?

Wilson was born in Cincinnati and grew up in Richmond, Virginia, the child of a lawyer father and nursing director mother. He attended NC State and University of Wisconsin—Madison, playing football for both. He previously played for the Seattle Seahawks starting in 2012, when he beat Ben Roethlisberger's rookie record in passer rating. Wilson played with the Seahawks for back-to-back Super Bowls in 2013 and 2014. In early 2022, he was traded to the Denver Broncos.

Wilson has also played baseball professionally, mostly in minor league affiliate teams, once pinch-hitting for Aaron Judgeduring a 2018 New York Yankees game.

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Are Russell Wilson and Ciara still married? Who is Ciara's husband now?

Wilson and Ciara tied the knot on July 6, 2016, at a castle in England after getting engaged in March of that year. They are still quite happily married to this day. Ciara and Wilson were open about practicing celibacy before getting married.

How did Russell Wilson and Ciara meet?

Ciara first met Wilson on March 26, 2015, at a Wisconsin basketball game. Wilson recalled that they talked all night and he fell for the singer almost immediately. He said he knew Ciara was the one when they both ordered their late-night snacks the exact same way: Double cheeseburgers with only ketchup.

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They made their first public appearance together at the White House Correspondents Dinner in April 2015.

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How rich is Russell Wilson? What is Russell Wilson's net worth in 2022?

Wilson is a very wealthy man, with an estimated net worth clocking in at $165 million, but that is going to go way up thanks to his new $245 million contract with the Denver Broncos.

In addition to his athletic prowess, Wilson is prolific in business dealings, endorsing brands including Braun, Levi's, Nike, Pepsi, Duracell, Microsoft, Wheaties and more. He and Ciara have invested in numerous ventures, including Juice Press, Luvo frozen foods, a fan network platform  called TraceMe, a football helmet company, Molecule mattresses and a new Seattle sports arena. He and Ciara also are part owners of the Seattle Sounders soccer team and have worked toward bringing an NFL team to Portland, Oregon—in addition to several other of their personal branding ventures, including fragrance and clothing lines. He and Ciara also have a first-look contract with Amazon Studios and is chairman of NFL FLAG, a national youth flag football program.

Do Russell Wilson and Ciara have kids?

Wilson and Ciara welcomed their first child, daughter Sienna Princess Wilson, on April 28, 2017. Their son, Win Harrison Wilson, was born on April 14, 2020. Ciara also shares son Future Zahir Wilburn with her ex, rapper and producer Future.

While Ciara guest-hosted The Ellen DeGeneres Showin March 2022, Wilson gave her a bouquet of roses and got down on one knee, proposing that they have more kids. Ciara said they could, but that they needed some more time before embarking on life with another newborn.

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What did Russell Wilson say to Ciara?

During their first date, Wilson said that Ciara noticed he had a worn-out wallet and told him he was "losing with that." He recalled replying, “I put my finger up and said, ‘First of all, with me, you’re never losing. Second of all, with that wallet, that means consistency. That’s what you’re going to get from me. You’re going to get someone who’s consistent every day.'” He also made sure to note that, like with human beings, it's what's on the inside (of the wallet!) that counts.

Next, get to know Camille Kostek and Rob Gronkowski's sweet love story.

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