The way Russell Wilson talks about Ciara will melt your heart.
For the most part, the 26-year-old Seattle Seahawks quarterback and his ladylove have kept quiet about their relationship but, he couldn't help but gush about Ciara during an appearance at The Rock Church Sunday, calling her his "girlfriend."
"I do have a girlfriend, yes, she's a sweetheart," the devout Christian said. "She's everything you could ever want, honestly. Funny thing is, I told somebody that that's the girl I wanted to be with before I ever met her. I told somebody, 'I'm probably going to end up with Ciara.'" Totally. Swooning.
When asked how their relationship is going considering his strong faith, Russell kept right on gushing, saying, "I met this girl named Ciara whose the most beautiful woman in the world, the most kind person, the most engaging person...just everything that I could ever want."
"She was on tour and I was looking at her in the mirror, she was in the dressing room getting ready and she was sitting there," he continued. "And God spoke to me and said 'I need you to lead her.' And I was like, 'Really? Right now?' And he goes, 'No, I want you and need you to lead her.' And I told her, 'What would you do if we took all that extra stuff off the table? And just did it Jesus' way?'"
When the host asked him what he meant, the football star admitted, he said, "Yeah, we're talking about sex. For me, I knew that God had brought me in her life to bless her and for her to bless me. We're not going to be perfect, by any means. But he's anointed both of us and he's calling for us to do something special."
We love these two together. Aside from the obvious (they make one gorgeous couple), not too many celebs have been open about practicing abstinence – and since these two are both role models for so many – it's cool that Russell was willing to get candid about it. We can't wait to see what's in store for them.