Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and singer Ciara have managed to keep the romance alive ever since going public with their relationship just a few months ago. Their secret? No sex.
Wilson, a devout Christian, sat for an interview with Pastor Miles McPherson at San Diego's Rock Church on Sunday where he revealed the couple are practicing abstinence. He says the message from God came to him one night while Ciara was on tour.
"I was looking at her in the mirror while sitting in the dressing room, she was getting ready to go, about fifteen minutes before she went on stage. She was sitting there and God spoke to me and said, 'I need you to lead her' and I was like, 'Really? Right now?' [laughs] ... 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?' We're talking about sex. For me, I knew that God had brought me into her life to bless her and for her to bless me."
While Wilson says he's sticking to his promise, he did admit that he needs a little help from his fellow believers.
"I ain't gonna lie to y'all now, I need y'all to pray for us," he joked. "[...] If there's a '10,' she's a '15.' I need y'all to pray for me to keep my mind clear, keep my heart clear."
Get into the Wilson and McPherson's discussion on Ciara below at the 22:38 mark.
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