Ciara covers Cosmopolitan South Africa and she talks about her love story with now husband Russell Wilson, she talks about how abstinence lead to friendship and true love..
In an interview for the February issue of Cosmo South Africa, the singer explained:
“I really believe that when you focus on a friendship, you have the opportunity to build a strong foundation for a relationship—and once you know you’re really great friends and you’re what we call ‘equally yoked,’ where you share the same values or the same outlook on life, it kind of sets the tone. Knowing that you’ll always have the friendship and that you can always go back to it is very important, and very powerful.”
And a big part of that friendship was abstaining from sex, but she explains with cosmo why that decision, no matter how difficult, is critical when it comes to establishing something lasting.
“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 learnt along the way as a woman.
“It’s important to have a friendship. It’s important to have standards,” she added. “You shouldn’t feel like you have to give your body away to get someone to like you.”
Ciara gives credit to Russell for sharing those views about refraining from sex:
“I have to give credit to my husband for sharing those views,” Ciara explained. “It’s awesome how it all worked out.”
Watch behind the scenes of Ciara’s photoshoot for the magazine..