Inside Ciara and Russell Wilson's Road to Engagement

Let's take a look at where it all began...

By Bruna Nessif Mar 12, 2016 4:02 AMTags

After months of speculation, Russell Wilson finally got down on one knee.

The NFL superstar revealed that he popped the question to ladylove Ciara while the pair were on vacation in Seychelles. Wilson shared a video of his new fiancée wearing a huge, gorgeous diamond ring. "She said yes! Yeah!" he says in the video. "Making this thing happen. My baby."

"Yay! I'm so excited," Ciara adds. "God is so good." In addition to their emotional video, Wilson penned a heartfelt caption. "She said Yes!!! Since Day 1 I knew you were the one," he wrote. "No Greater feeling... #TrueLove @Ciara"

Wilson's brother Harrison Wilson posted a photo of the newly engaged couple on Instagram and captioned the photo, "Congratulations to lil bro @dangerusswilson on convincing this beautiful woman @ciara to marry him. those are some happy smiles. Elated for both of you!!! loveisintheair."

Awww! But before we start predicting wedding dresses and all that jazz, let's take a look back at when it all began...


April 23, 2015: E! News exclusively broke that the stars sparked a romantic relationship. "It's still at the beginning stages and it's very fresh," a source said at the time. "She thinks he is a complete gentleman and has really enjoyed hanging out with him these past few weeks. It's constant laughter and fun with them."

April 28, 2015: The couple's first major outing together was quite the doozy. Just three days after attending the White House Correspondents' Dinner with his grandmother, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback returned to Washington D.C. with his lady for a romantic evening together as they attended President Barack Obama's Japanese state dinner.

June 29, 2015: The "Love Sex Magic" singer brought her NFL star boyfriend along with her to the BET Awards, where they made their red carpet debut together as a couple.

July 6, 2015: Wilson revealed that he and Ciara chose to remain celibate until a ring was put on that finger. During an interview with Pastor Miles McPherson of The Rock Church, near San Diego, the NFL star said, "[Ciara] was on tour, and I was looking at her in the mirror, and God spoke to me. He said, 'I need you to lead her.' I told her, ‘What would you do if we took all that "extra stuff" off the table, and just did it Jesus' way?'"

He added, "I ain't gonna lie to y'all now—I need you to pray for us," he told the congregation. "I know y'all have seen her on the screen. If there's a 10, she's a 15."

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"It's until the deal is sealed. Absolutely," the beauty told Kit Hoover and guest co-host Dave Karger on Access Hollywood at the time of their celibacy rule. "It was an organic thing for him and I think he was just being honest about where we are," she explained. "It's cool when you get to build a foundation with someone on how much you care for each other and really know each others' personalities, so it's really fun."

November 8, 2015: Aside from gushing about each other during every interview, the couple spent a loving vacation together in Mexico at Casa Aramara in Punta Mita where they decided to soak up the sun for a week, alongside Ciara's son Future Zahir.

February 24, 2016: Speaking of the singer's little boy, Russell has welcomed her son with open arms, and the trio shared one of their adorable adventures together when they visited Los Angeles' Dodgers Stadium. Wearing matching L.A. snapbacks, the couple had the entire baseball diamond and stadium to themselves, which was especially exciting for her 18-month-old son, who was photographed flashing the biggest smile on his face while running the bases with Wilson in hand.

March 11, 2016: Russell popped the question! Let the wedding planning begin...