Russell Wilson‘s mother, Tammy Wilson, recently opened up about the message she shared with her son when he told her about his relationship with Ciara.
During an appearance on the Raising Fame: Sports Edition podcast, hosted by Steph Curry‘s parents, Sonya and Dell Curry, Wilson spoke about how she her son to treat Ciara’s five-year-old son from a previous relationship, Future Zahir Wilburn, as his own.
“When he first told me about her, he sent me this picture, and I’m like, ‘She looks familiar,'” Wilson shared on learning about the woman her son would eventually marry.
“I didn’t really follow Ciara, but I had seen a documentary … or read an article about her,” she continued. “And I’m going to be honest with you. I did say something about — I’m a mom I love my kid. And I’m like, ‘Doesn’t she have a kid?’ So he and I had conversations about that.”
Wilson shared the advice she gave Russell going about into the relationship.
“I look at my own situation and how I was born, and so I can’t judge anybody,” she explained. “So I said to him, ‘OK, if you’re really serious about it then you have to love that kid as if it were your own, even if that means that you give that kid your name.'”
“If you’re going to be with someone who has a kid you can’t treat that kid any differently than if it were yours,” she continued, adding, “When it comes to Ciara, Russell loves everything.”
Russell and Ciara, who’ve been married since 2016, also have a 2-year-old daughter, Sienna. And there’s another on the way: the “Level Up” singer recently announced she’s pregnant with her third child.
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