Oh no! Ciara suffered a major legal loss on May 16 in court as the judge ruled against the singer’s appeal to secure sole custody of Future Zahir Wilburn, her son with Future. Future will now have joint custody of Zahir, who is his fourth child and Ciara’s first. Poor Ciara!
You can bet Ciara, 30, is NOT happy about her ex, Future, 32, being allowed to see their son, Future Zahir Wilburn, 1. After all, the singer went up against the hip-hop artist HARD in California custody court in an attempt to gain sole responsibility of their little one. But apparently, the judge totally sided with her ex-fiancé, and now Ciara will be FORCED to have Future in her and her son’s lives. That’s GOT to hurt!
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The “Like a Boy” singer initially set out to gain full custody of the son she and Future share, according to TMZ. Her strategy to win over the courts? Ciara claimed her former beau had been absent through much of Future Zahir Wilburn’s life. She and her lawyers even slammed him for being a bad father and an even worse person — ouch! But still, the California state courts do tend to gravitate toward joint custody — and this case was no different. Despite Ciara’s desperate pleas, the judge rejected both Ciara’s AND her legal counsel’s arguments.
We can only imagine how devastated Ciara must be! After all, her and Future’s custody battle has been an all out war. Back in January, Future tweeted out his frustrations at the arrangement, ranting, “This bitch got control problems. I gotta go through lawyers to see babyfuture…the fuckery for 15k a month. I jus want babyfuture that’s all.” Pretty harsh, right?
But custody isn’t the only thing Ciara and Future are feuding over, soon after the hateful comments, Ciara filed a $15 million libel lawsuit against Future, only to be countersued two months later. Yikes! Talk about a messy breakup. Both lawsuits are currently unresolved.
At least Ciara’s got a new man in her life who seems to bring her endless joy and happiness! In fact, she and Russell Wilson, 27, are engaged to be married and we could NOT be happier for the sweet couple!
What do you think about Ciara and Future’s custody war, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Future should be allowed to see his son?