Ciara is undoubtedly one of the most popular musicians in the world. The American singer, dancer, record producer, and actress came into prominence in 2004 when she released Goodies, her debut studio album. The album, which was certified triple platinum, had the hit songs ‘Oh’, ‘1, 2 Step’ and ‘Goodies’. This proved to be an excellent start to her music career. She was also nominated for four Grammy Awards in 2006. Her next album, Ciara: The Evolution, was certified platinum and debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200.
Ciara’s career has grown immeasurably since then and she has collaborated with several famous musicians including Justin Timberlake, Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, and Enrique Iglesias. With her music career taking off, she later transitioned into modeling and acting, making her film debut in the 2006 movie All You’ve Got. Ciara also landed a recurring role on the hit sports-comedy show The Game. As a model, she signed a contract with IMG, an international model management firm in 2016. Shortly after, she became the Global Brand Ambassador for Revlon, the cosmetics company.
Since her professional debut in 2004, she has had several awards and has sold over 23 million records worldwide.
Ciara Princess Harris was born on the 25th of October, 1985 to Carlton and Jackie Harris in Austin, Texas. Being an ‘army brat’, she traveled around a lot when she was young and as a result, grew up in Nevada, Utah, Germany, California, New York, and Arizona. Finally, the family settled down in Atlanta, Georgia during her teen years.
As a teenager, Ciara, along with two female friends, formed an all-girl group called ‘Hearsay’. The trio recorded demos and seemed to actively pursue a career in the music industry. However, they started having differences among themselves and eventually had to go their separate ways.
While this initially seemed like a setback, Ciara decided to push forward and pursue her goal to become an artist. She was then lucky enough to sign a publishing deal as a songwriter. While writing songs, she met Jazze Pha, a music producer. The two began working on several demos for her including ‘1,2 Step’ which became a hit two years later when it was included in her debut album.
A fun fact about Ciara is that she was named after the Revlon fragrance called “Ciara”. Coming full circle, Ciara then became a Revlon Ambassador in 2016.
Husband or Boyfriend, Is She Married?
Ciara is married to Russell Wilson, the quarterback for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. Russell, who was born on the 29th of November 1988, is one of the most famous football players in the world. Besides being a respected athlete, he is also known for being a Christian and for his philanthropic endeavors. During the NFL season, he is known to make weekly visits to Seattle Children’s Hospital on his days off. He is also an active volunteer in the Seattle Community.
Ciara and Russell began dating in March 2015. They were together for a little over a year before they announced their engagement on the 11th of March 2016. After a brief engagement, the two got married on the 6th of July 2016 in Cheshire, England at the Peckforton Castle.
The couple had their first child together, a daughter – Sienna Princess Wilson, on the 28th of April, 2017. The family also has two dogs – Naomi and Prince.
Her Son – Future Zahir Wilburn
Before meeting and marrying Russell Wilson, Ciara was previously engaged to the American Rapper and musician, Future. The rapper, whose real name is Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, is presently one of the most celebrated artists in the music industry at the moment.
Ciara and Future began dating in December 2012. The couple announced their engagement on the 25th of October 2013. Sadly, the pair broke up in August 2014, after almost two years together over allegations that Future was unfaithful.
However, before their break up, Ciara gave birth to a son for Future. She named the baby Future Zahir Wilburn, after his father. Baby Future was born on the 19th of May 2014. He currently lives with her, her husband and daughter, making one big family. Her son also effortlessly gets along with Russell Wilson who loves him as though he were his own son.
Ciara’s Net Worth
Ciara has a total net worth of $20 Million. This is a result of her many years in the entertainment industry as a singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. The songstress has worked very hard to get to where she is right now and as such, deserves every penny of her net worth.