We are fascinated by celebrities. We want to know everything about their lives, from their favorite brands to their daily hygiene. Of all these inquisitions, we are most interested in their sex lives. Who are they doing it with? How often are they doing it? Are they hiding something? Are they being faithful? And pretty much every question in between.
Lucky for us, Seattle Seahawk quarterback, Russell Wilson, 26, opened up last Sunday, July 5, at The Rock Church in San Diego about his sexual relationship with girlfriend Ciara, 29, whom he described as his “sweetheart”. Our thirsty curiosities were quenched when we, not only got an inside look into their relationship, but also a unique view into his religious life; two worlds we don’t often see combined with celebrities. In a televised interview with church pastor and former NFL athlete, Miles McPherson, Wilson spilled on several aspects of his relationship including the most shocking detail, the couple’s newfound practice of abstinence: another word we seldom see in Hollywood. Also a word that makes us sex-crazed detectives shudder, “So.. no sex…. like… none at all?!” During this surprising admission Wilson stated:
“I remember she was on tour, she was traveling. I was looking at her in the mirror. She was in the dressing room getting ready to go 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?’ And he was like, ‘No, I want you to lead her.’ So I told her, ‘What would you do if we took all of that ‘extra stuff’ off the table and just did it Jesus’ way?’ And she was relieved.”
It’s not quite clear yet on how the celebrity-obsessed public will react to this information, but points must be given to Wilson for remaining steadfast in his personal beliefs. We don’t often see celebrities outwardly proclaiming their faith or discussing their abstinent relationships, but Wilson seems secure enough to share this information despite public opinion. There will be some inevitable backlash concerning his statement, but also praise from those who find his behavior admirable. However, the one thing that seems certain, is that Wilson and Ciara seem happy and strong together.
When asked what he meant by “extra stuff” Wilson clarified that, yes, he was talking about sex:
“Can we love each other without that? If you can really love someone without that then you can really love somebody… I ain’t gonna lie to y’all now. I need y’all to pray for us. Because I know y’all have seen her on the screen now. If there’s a 10, she’s a 15.”
And I think we all agree that he’s definitely going to need all the pray he can get. Girl can dance, and I’m sure lyrics like, “It’s really late / You’re getting close and the lights are off / Your body’s in sync to the beat of my heart / And I can feel your nature rising while I wind on you” aren’t making it much easier on our star quarterback. Those lyrics come from “Dance Like We’re Makin’ Love” from her latest album, Jackie (2015).
Not all romantic journeys follow the same footsteps and this seems to be the biggest issue when it comes to tolerance. Wilson revealed intimate details about his life that many individuals in the limelight feel too insecure to discuss. It seems to me that his committed relationship deserves no more criticism than any other religious or non-religious relationship, celebrity or otherwise. Ultimately, the issue winds down to why people care so much. Perhaps celebrities shouldn’t share such personal details of their lives, but then again, here we are, hungry and wide-eyed, wanting more and more, spending hours digging through megapixels, site by site just to know why Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick split. That cheating bastard.
You can watch the full Russell Interview HERE