Russell Wilson Discusses Being a Stepfather to Future Zahir

Russell Wilson is building a special bond Ciara’s son, Future Zahir.

Wilson, who married Ciara last month, tells Maria Shriver on the Architects for Change web series that he’s thoroughly enjoying his role in the 2-year-old’s life.

“She has a little man, he’s awesome and cute as can be,” says Wilson. “A little baby Future. Such a special, special kid. I think about him, and being a stepdad. I’m a stepdad now.”

“When I see this kid, he’s only 2 years old … He’s so sweet and so loving, always has a smile on his face,” continues Wilson. “Always joking around, always running around the house.”

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“The important part about loving somebody — especially as a man, being a stepfather in a situation where it’s a little bit different, you know, for sure — but ultimately, it’s about loving the child because the child has the opportunity to do something amazing in his life,” continues Wilson.

Ciara and Future, the parents of Future Zahir, have been in a heated legal battle where Ciara has claimed that Future is making threats against Wilson. She also sued him for slander and libel. Future swung back with a countersuit, which was later dropped after they were given joint custody of their son.

Watch the full interview in the video below.