While Newlyweds Ciara & Russell Wilson couldn’t be any cuter together, it’s the sweet relationship the NFL star has with her young son, Future, that REALLY melts our hearts. And in a recent interview, the athlete really opened up about what it means to be a stepdad to such an ‘awesome’ little boy — aw!
There’s no doubt Russell Wilson, 27, is a proud stepfather! And we love that he and Ciara‘s, 30, son have always gotten along. But now that he’s officially married to the toddler’s mom, Russell is taking on a whole new role as stepdad to Future Zahir Wilburn, 2. And apparently it’s a role that he’s absolutely loving!
“You think about how important life is…me and Ciara just got married,” Wilson told Maria Shriver on her “Architects for Change” web series. “She has a little man, he’s awesome and cute as can be, he’s a special kid. I’m a stepdad now.” Seems like it’s really sinking in for the professional athlete! After all, he and the singer only tied the knot back in July — less than one month ago! But of course he’s had the last year to get super close with baby Future.
“When I see this kid, he’s 2 years old, he’s so sweet and loving, always has a smile on his face,” Russell continued on the web show. “Always joking around, always running around the house.” Sounds like THE cutest little boy ever, right?
He added, “The important part about loving somebody — especially as a man, being a stepfather in a situation where it’s a little bit different, you know, for sure — but ultimately, it’s about loving the child because the child has the opportunity to do something amazing in his life.”
Sounds like Russell has definitely got this whole stepdad thing down pat! Future’s biological dad is the rapper Future, 32, who was formerly engaged to Ciara before they split in 2014. And as for Russell having a child with Ciara? It’s definitely in the cards! “Russell is very eager to become a father and he is looking forward to starting a family as soon as possible,” an insider revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY soon after their wedding. SO exciting!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — do you think Russell makes a great stepdad? Are you happy he and Ciara are finally married?