In 2017, Ciara talked about her and Russell’s no-sex policy in an interview with Cosmopolitan South Africa.
“I have to give credit to my husband for sharing those views,” said. “It’s awesome how it all worked out. We women think with our hearts and with our minds. When we see a guy, we envision what he’s like and whether this could be something special. Guys see us from an exterior point of view—that’s something I learned along the way as a woman…You shouldn’t feel like you have to give your body away to get someone to like you.”
In April 2017, nine months after they wed, Ciara gave birth to her and Russell’s first child together, daughter Sienna Princess Wilson. She joined now-4-year-old brother Future Zahir Wilburn, Ciara’s son with ex-husband and rapper Future.
“I want to have as many kids as I can,” Ciara told InStyle. “My kids keep me young. They keep me active. They give me purpose. They just make it all make sense.”