The newly-engaged singer spreads some sunshine on the May 2016 cover of ESSENCE.
Sitting on a swing, revealing her shoulders in a low-cut dress, the “Body Party” hitmaker is surrounded by flowers in the springtime shoot, photographed by Dennis Leupold.
The cover bills the superstar as a “modern mom” and promises that Ciara “gets real about the men in her life, that ring, and finally finding her bliss.”
Check out highlights from the issue…
ON BABY FUTURE: “I’d always wanted to have my own family. And my pregnancy was planned when I was at a point in my life when I was finally ready to take on the responsibility.”
ON HER BREAKUP WITH FUTURE: “That wasn’t necessarily part of my vision. But the moment I realized I was going to be a single mother, I had to reflect and reorganize my thoughts. I decided to trust that God had a plan for me, and move forward one day at a time.”
ON FIANCÉ RUSSELL WILSON: “I remember telling my friend the kind of guy I wanted: a God-fearing man with a very fun spirit who loves kids and would really, truly care for me. I was very specific because I do believe you can have it all.”