Ciara's Boyfriend Russell Wilson Says They're Practicing Abstinence

Russell Wilson Ciara White House
Olivier Douliery/Getty Images

Russell Wilson and Ciara arrive at the White House on April 28, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Ciara's boyfriend, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, dropped some fairly unexpected news during a seemingly innocuous Q&A with San Diego pastor Miles McPherson on Sunday (July 5): It turns out that the couple, who have been dating since late April, are practicing abstinence for religious reasons.

"She was on tour, and I was looking at her in the mirror, and God spoke to me," Wilson told the pastor. "He said, 'I need you to lead her.' 

Ciara Finally Addresses New Boyfriend Russell Wilson in Interview

"I told her, 'What would you do if we took all that "extra stuff" off the table, and just did it Jesus' way?'" the quarterback continued, clarifying that yes, he was "talking about sex."

Wilson said the 29-year-old singer "completely agreed," though he admitted that refraining from sex wasn't easy. "I ain't gonna lie to y'all now -- I need you to pray for us," he told the congregation. "I know y'all have seen her on the screen. If there's a 10, she's a 15."

Watch him speak about the couple's relationship below:

THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.