Ciara and husband Russell Wilson are enjoying life as a family of five.
In this week’s issue of People, the “Level Up” singer gushes about her children, including newborn son Win Harrison Wilson, who was born last Thursday.
“A baby has so many milestones and there’s so much to look forward to,” the songstress told the outlet. “It’s a house full of love.”
A day after baby Win was born, the 34-year-old posted a touching video where she sings “Happy Birthday” to her bundle of joy, who weighed in at 8 lbs., 1 oz.
In her interview with People, Ciara also discussed her new partnership with Discover for the Eat It Forward campaign — which will give out $25,000 in awards to 200 Black-owned restaurants around the country.
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I’m proud to partner with @Discover on the #EatItForward initiative. They’re giving a total of $5 million to Black-owned restaurants selected from YOUR nominations. Here’s how to nominate your favorite restaurant! - Post a photo from your favorite Black-owned restaurant and tag them and @Discover with #EatItForward and #Sweepstakes in your post. - And keep on nominating! - No purchase necessary. Age of majority U.S. Max 5 entries. Ends 10/31/20. To nominate, see rules: EatItForwardTerms.com. #Sponsored #Sweepstakes.
Ciara added that “one of the greatest rewards of what [she and Russell] do is being blessed enough to give back.”
“The reality is that, during COVID, the Black community in particular has been disproportionately hit and affected by the magnitude of what has unfolded,” she said. “A lot of these restaurants are pillars in their communities. It’s hard for the families that own them when it’s their lifeline to take care of their households.
“To know companies like Discover are wanting to be thoughtful and intentional about this is very beautiful and I felt very necessary, just using their platform to make a difference and make an impact,” she continued. “In this whole era of everything that’s going on, I was trying to find the best way to use my platform to make a difference.”
In addition to helping these deserving restaurants, Ciara and Russell hope to teach their children the importance of giving back to those in need.
“It’s important for them to always know Mom and Dad didn’t have a lot growing up,” she said. “It’s so important to us to instill the same morals that were instilled in us growing up and the same philosophy that we had growing up.”
“We worked hard for everything that we have, and I think it’s always important to remind our kids of that, because they definitely are at a much better starting point than we were when we were younger,” she added.
Ciara and Russell welcomed daughter Sienna in 2017. She also shares son Future Zahir Wilburn, 6, with her ex-fiancé.
From now through October 31, you can nominate your favorite Black-owned restaurant on Discover’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages, or you can post a photo of the eatery while tagging them and @Discover, along with adding the hashtags #EatItForward and #Sweepstakes.