Ciara and Future reported to court yesterday where she denounced the father of her one-year-old son, claiming his absence and behavior was the reason for her desire to have sole custody over Baby Future. To her dismay, Future, born Nayvadius Wilburn, was present to refute her claims and request joint custody. While TMZ reported that the judge ruled in favor of Future, according to Sandra Rose, Future was not granted joint custody, but instead given twice a month visitation rights, which is no different from the previous arrangement in place. Regardless of which ever one is true, Ciara’s alleged intent to keep Future away from their son proved to be a failure, which is not a complete shock, considering the state of California’s stance on joint custody.
Though the singer remained tight-lipped when questioned by TMZ, a tweet in which she wrote “Where There’s FAITH, There’s HOPE. God is An Awesome God! ❤,” indicates a sense of optimism in Ciara.
When Ciara and Future became a couple in 2013, there was no telling their relationship would evolve into the unfortunate feud it currently is today. The world followed their union as an engagement on her 28th birthday preceded the announcement of her pregnancy a few months later. On May 19, 2014, she gave birth to their son, Future Zahir Wilson. Following rumors of infidelity on Future’s end, Ciara ended the engagement in 2014.
In July 2015, she and Russell Wilson went public with their relationship and it wasn’t long after that we started seeing him with baby Future. Shortly after that, Future Hendrix expressed his concern on this matter via several interviews and even took to Twitter to address his frustration with Ciara and the lengths he had to go to see his son. Before we knew it, he was slammed with a $15 million defamation lawsuit and the rest is history.
Amidst the drama surrounding their relationship, Future and Ciara have managed to remain career-oriented. Future has everyone on edge as we wait for his collaboration with Jay-Z, as well as his upcoming tour with Drake. On the other hand, Ciara who is the newest high-profile model added to the IMG roster, will be hosting the Billboard Awards alongside Ludacris this weekend.
If Baby Future can learn anything from his parents, it would definitely be to keep making that money, regardless of the surrounding circumstances.
Written By: Sweenie Saint-Vil