Ciara is an understated beauty on the February 2017 cover of Cosmopolitan South Africa magazine.
Check out what the R&B star shared with the mag about her and husband Russell Wilson‘s decision to practice abstinence and more!
On practicing abstinence: “I really believe that when you focus on a friendship, you have the opportunity to build a strong foundation for a relationship – and once you know you’re really great friends and you’re what we call ‘equally yoked,’ where you share the same values or the same outlook on life, it kind of sets the tone. Knowing that you’ll always have the friendship and that you can always go back to it is very important, and very powerful. I have to give credit to my husband for sharing those views. It’s awesome how it all worked out.”
On what she learned from practicing abstinence: “Here’s how it works. We women think with our hearts and with our minds. When we see a guy, we envision what he’s like and whether this could be something special. Guys see us from an exterior point of view—that’s something I learned along the way as a woman. It’s important to have a friendship. It’s important to have standards. You shouldn’t feel like you have to give your body away to get someone to like you.”
On suffering heartbreak with ex Future: “I think that people can learn from your experiences when they happen in front of the world. You never know what someone else is going through, and you never know how sharing your situation might help them with theirs.”
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