Russell Wilson Says God Told Him to “Lead” Ciara in Rolling Stone


Seattle Seahawks Quarterback, Russell Wilson is fearlessly posing on the cover of the September issue of Rolling Stone magazine, and he opens up about how God told him to “lead” Ciara and be a blessing to her.

Wilson met Ciara through a mutual friend in L.A. about six months earlier — and even that was preordained. Wilson had already told his friends before they met that he was going to end up with her. At the church, Wilson told the congregation and minister Miles McPherson, a former NFL defensive back, that he and Ciara were not doing the deed. God had speed-dialed Wilson again, this time backstage at his girlfriend’s show.


“She was on tour,” Wilson said, “and I was looking at her in the mirror 15 minutes before she went onstage. God said, ‘I need you to lead her.’ ” Wilson smiled. “I was like, ‘Really? Right now?’ ” Right away, Wilson asked her if she would be OK with taking all “that extra stuff off the table.” She agreed.

“I knew God had brought me into her life to bless her and for her to bless me and to bless so many people with the impact that she has and I have,” said Wilson. “He has anointed both of us — he’s calling for us to do something miraculous and special.” Wilson then quoted the book of Romans: “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”

“The thing about Russell is he’s real,” Ciara tells me. “And that was a moment that got real real.” She tells me he had no problem with her saucy video for “Dance Like We’re Making Love,” where she writhes in a see-through outfit. “We share similar views on pretty much everything. It’s just superorganic.”

Wilson lets his faceplate slip only once at camp; it’s when Ciara’s tiny son, Future, shows up with his nanny. Wilson trots to the sideline and takes 10 minutes to roll the kid a ball, play patty-cake and exchange high-fives. It’s a rare unscripted — or seemingly unscripted — moment for Wilson, whose greatest trait as a quarterback is his escapability on the field with defenders and off the field with the media.

With Future (his father is the rapper of the same name), Wilson seems to uncoil, but he quickly snaps back into game mode. There are awards to be proffered and a dance-off among five kids to judge.

Read the full interview HERE