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Ciara and Russell Wilson are having a baby

Singer Ciara and her husband, Russell Wilson, quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, have announced they are expecting their first child.
Singer Ciara and her husband, Russell Wilson, quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, have announced they are expecting their first child. Instagram

Singer Ciara shared special news on her birthday Tuesday: She and husband Russell Wilson are expecting their first baby.

Both posted the same gorgeous, black-and-white photo of themselves to their Instagram accounts.

She wrote on hers: “On this special birthday I received an abundance of love from friends and family ... and I’m excited to finally share one of the greatest gifts of all that god could give.”

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback wrote: “The greatest blessing of all. Forever grateful.”

Pregnancy rumors had swirled as Ciara was photographed in one loose, flowing outfit after another in recent days, presumably to hide a growing baby bump.

This will be her second child. She has a 2-year-old son with her ex, rapper Future. The two were engaged from October 2013 to August 2014.

This will be her first child with Wilson. The two got married in a lavish ceremony in a castle in Cheshire, England, in July, E! News reported. They remained abstinent before they got married and were very public in talking about it.

“It’s going pretty good. We’re hanging in there,” she told Cosmopolitan in February.

“I’m not gonna lie. I’m human, so it is not easy, especially when I look at him and I think he is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen — that I’ve ever laid my eyes on, to be honest. I’m like, ‘Look the other way! Look the other way!’”

The day after they wed, Ciara used Snapchat to boast about their “wedding night” fun.

“Baby, you know what we’re doing tonight,” she said.

Wilson chimed in: “From what we did last night, I want to do it multiple times.”

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