Beauty is not just skin deep. Ciara shares with Allure what she hopes to teach her daughter, Sienna, and son, Future Zahir, about what it means to radiate from the inside out.
“I think it’s really important for [Sienna] to know that beauty comes from within, and it’s really all about your character that will make you essentially, that will shape you,” the celebrity mom shares. “You wanna stand for something, and she is a beautiful girl to me, and I’d like to believe that she’s gonna grow up very beautiful,” Ciara continues.
“I would hope that she would understand the importance of really having a voice and that it’s not about what’s on the exterior; it’s all about the interior. That will make whatever’s on the outside shine brighter. I definitely don’t want for her to think that looks are the way that you get into things. You wanna be the girl that has brains, the girl that has something to talk about, and the girl with soul, with character, heart, passion, that really wants to do great things in this world.”
Ciara is also teaching her son a few things about beauty. “I would hope that when he meets a young lady (and I mean lady when he’s 18 years old, both of them), I would hope that he meets a woman that’s full of all those things that I want my daughter to be. A woman of character,” the singer explains.
“I would hope that he wouldn’t want to be with a woman just because she looks hot,” Ciara adds. “She needs to have something more to her. I hope that’s how he would look when he’s looking at the woman that he can spend the rest of his life with. I hope that he’s also looking for that kind of woman and not some other kind of woman that’s temporary. I hope that he will have great vision and really understand what beauty means when looking at a woman. [I want him to] also respect her beauty, treat her like a queen, and understand the importance in that, too.”
Ciara is the proud mother of two children.