On April 7, pop singer Ciara and her husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon via livestream to discuss how they parent their children during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
The couple, who have two children, 5-year-old Future Zahir (who Ciara had with rapper Future), 2-year-old Sienna and are expecting a third, explained how they multitask and take on different roles as parents. “We’ve realized there’s nothing we can’t do at this point,” said Ciara. “We’re teachers assistant, Zoom class-ing it up, which has been really fun.” Russell Wilson said that he plays the role of gym teacher, saying that he is “coaching football, baseball, basketball.”
Ciara also takes on the role of dance teacher, giving her family dance lessons, as the family spends a lot of time dancing on TikTok. When Fallon asked her about Russell Wilson’s “moves on the dance floor” Ciara replied: “He’s got his nice little groove that he goes to and he does it very well.” Russell added: “Hey, I’m in the pocket, you know what I’m saying?” and mentioned that he is also a hair stylist, as he helps with Ciara’s wigs.
However, Jimmy Fallon’s 6-year-old daughter Winnie stole the show when she crashed the interview to tell her father that she lost her tooth. “Daddy, I lost my tooth,” she said to her father’s delight. Winnie explained that her mother and Fallon’s wife Nancy Juvonen tied a string to her tooth and pulled it out. Ciara and Russell Wilson congratulated the youngster and Ciara even shared a story of how Future Zahir lost one of his teeth when his sister bumped into him. “Congratulations,” said Ciara. “The tooth fairy is coming tonight.”
Russell Wilson and Ciara also spoke about how Russell’s Good Man Brand fashion label donates proceeds to their Why Not You Foundation, which helps struggling families. The foundation also donated 2 million face masks to medical personnel who need them in the battle against coronavirus. “I think the best way to overcome this is by love, by serving,” said Russell Wilson. “It’s not necessarily just resources. It’s time and relationships and energy and mindset, and just keeping everybody together as much as possible.”