Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in an interview with The Rock Church over the weekend said he and his girlfriend, singer Ciara, have decided to abstain from sex, saying that God told him to lead her.
“And so I'll never forget: She was on tour. She was traveling, and I was looking at her in the mirror. I was sitting in the dressing room, and she was getting ready to go about 15 minutes before she went on stage, and she was sitting there, and God spoke to me and said, 'I need you to lead her.' And I was like, 'Really? Right now?'" he said.
"He goes, 'I want you and need you to lead her,'” Wilson said. “And so anyways I told her right then and there, what would you do if we took all that extra stuff off the table and just did it Jesus' way?"
When asked to elaborate on what he meant, Wilson said, “Yeah, we're talking about sex.”
“I said to her, and she completely agreed: 'Could we love each other without that?' If you can really love somebody without that, then you can really love somebody,” Wilson said.
Ciara was once engaged to rapper Future, the father of her child, but she called off the engagement after he allegedly cheated on her. Wilson was married to the woman he dated since he was a 15-year-old in high school, but that didn’t work out, he said.
Wilson said he and Ciara are both believers and follow Christ.
“For me, I knew that God had brought me into her life to bless her and for her to bless me and to bless so many people with the impact that she has, that I have. We're not gonna be perfect, by any means. Life's not perfect. Nobody's perfect, but he's anointed both of us, and I know that he's calling for us to do something miraculous, something special,” said Wilson.
Abstaining from sex will be hard, Wilson said.
"I ain't gonna lie to y'all now," he said. "I need y'all to pray for us."
H/T Fox Sports