Singer and mother of three, Ciara, sat down with Self Magazine, kicking-off the year dishing on life with Russell Wilson and their kids, delivering a baby during a pandemic and much more!
“Proud to start off 2021 with a Self Cover shoot. Truly an Honor. Thanks for having me @selfmagazine #january,” the Self Magazine cover model posted on Instagram.
In the Zoom interview with the magazine, the “Rooted” songstress jumps in immediately talking about the chaos of parenthood during the pandemic.
“I don’t even know if you can call it organized chaos, but it is to some degree. Sometimes not even the most organized, to be honest. But I’m enjoying it all. I found my way to embrace it all. I just decided, Hey, this is a unique time. It is a challenging time. And the world is changing. But rather than letting the world change me, I’m going to figure out how to change with it. That’s been my mentality. How do I adjust? How do I really work and find the silver lining in the midst of it all?”
Ciara also admits in the interview that she has added another title to her ever-growing resume: “self-described teachers assistant,” saying that she created a schedule for son Future that felt like school, including one-hour blocks of virtual learning with his tutor mixed with “P.E.” time and a lunch break.
“I was literally in class every day making sure he had all his stuff he needs,” she said in the interview of her eldest son.
With her daughter Sienna, things were a very different. As a toddler, Sienna is more interested in play time than being in front of the screen with her preschool class. Ciara says that for Sienna, she focuses on, “making sure she’s not missing out on the fundamental things that she would be doing if she was in school. They learned about the letter A and we made homemade applesauce the other week, which was really fun. She’s following along with some of what her classmates are doing at school, but we’re just doing it at home.”
As for her newborn, Win, well, the “1, 2 Step” singer stated that being pregnant during the pandemic had its own set of challenges, especially when it came to being in the delivery room.
“My obstetrician, who’s delivered all my babies, was not playing any games about this COVID. I literally made my first push with Win and then he was like, ‘She needs a mask on. Get a mask on,'” she recalled. “It happened so fast, so I still had my mask [down]. But he was like, ‘Oh, no, no. She gon’ put that mask on.’ My mask was pretty good. I could still breathe alright through it, so that was good. But it was like, ‘Wow. This is crazy. I’m having to deliver a baby with a mask. What in the world?'”
Ciara stated that she and husband Russel Wilson have also stayed extremely busy outside of the children. In addition to Wilson’s football schedule, the couple released their fragrance, R&C, in November, they released a new fashion line, The House of LR&C, debuting with its Human Nation collection, and Ciara herself is involved in the Why Not You Foundation, which fights poverty and empowers youth.
“What I think that’s been really great for us because it still makes us—we can be in the same house and still miss each other,” she says. “But also, because work still goes on, we’re not just kicking back like, ‘Oh, what we doing? Watching TV.’ We’re still grinding. We’re still working. He’s sometimes working in another room in another section of the house, and I’m just working in another section too. And sometimes we go hours doing that. So then, by the time the end of the day comes, ‘Oh, my gosh. I really missed you.’”
Ciara has unquestionably “found my way to embrace it all” like the star she is. To read the interview with Self in its entirety, click here.