Ciara can’t wait to spend Christmas with her family.
The 35-year-old singer is starting to get her house ready for the holiday season - including buying gifts for her children Future Zahir, six, whom she has with her ex-partner Future, and Sienna, three, and Win, four months, whom she has with husband Russell Wilson - and says there’s “nothing greater” than being able to spend the special time of year with her loved ones.
She said: "Right now, Russ is knee-deep in football, so during this time of year we all move around his world. Then when I'm doing a show, I'm always still trying to make sure that I'm factoring in his schedule. But it's a unique time that we're in, right? I think there is nothing greater than simply spending [the holidays] together.
"We're about to get all the kids' gifts in line, which is exciting and we're actually getting ready to plan out our Christmas card, which is exciting too – we're about to get into the spirit of it all. So first football and then Christmas, but it's just a sweet joy to be together on that actual day.”
And whilst Win will be celebrating his very first Christmas next month, Ciara’s older children are already getting excited to see what Santa brings.
She added: “For Win, it's his first Christmas. Our eldest, Sienna and Future, they know what time it is so they're anticipating something.
"It's always cute to see their reactions - even with the little things, it doesn't have to be the biggest gift in the world. And nowadays you have to be more vocal with them because they are very particular. So I'm just hoping that we'll get it right and I look forward to seeing their reactions on their faces to something that that they wanted.”
Russell, 31, agrees with his spouse, as he said spending time with his family - especially in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic - is of the utmost importance.
In a joint interview for People magazine, he said: "For us, it's all about spending that family time together because it's been such a tough year and for Ciara and I to spend so much quality time together - normally we're traveling around all over.”