(Chron.com) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson never has been shy about wearing his faith on his sleeve during his brief NFL career.
In a recent interview with San Diego’s The Rock Church, Wilson says God talked to him on multiple occasions, including regarding his relationship with his girlfriend, the singer Ciara. Wilson said the two are abstaining from sex.
Wilson addressed that and some other topics, including his memorable interception near the end of Seattle’s Super Bowl loss to New England in February.
Here’s what he said regarding his relationship with Ciara:
“I met this girl named Ciara, who is the most beautiful woman in the world. She’s the most kind person. The most engaging person. I could probably learn more from her. Everything I could ever want.
“I’ll never forget, she was on tour traveling, and I was looking at her in the mirror. I was sitting in the dressing room, and she was getting ready to go, about 15 minutes before going on stage, and she was sitting there and God spoke to me and said ‘I need you to lead her.’
“I was like, ‘Really? Right now?’
“(God) goes, ‘I want you and need you to lead her.’
“So I told her right then and there, what would you do if we took all that extra stuff off the table and just did it Jesus’ way?”
Wilson later acknowledged “We’re talking about sex. For me, I knew that God brought me into her life to bless her and for her to bless me and to bless so many people with the impact that she has; that I have.”
Wilson also claimed he predicted he’d be in a relationship with the singer at some point.
“I told somebody that’s the girl I want to be with before I even met her. I was like ‘I’m probably going to end up with Ciara.’ She’s a special girl.”
Regarding his infamous Super Bowl interception, Wilson said he heard from God while he was walking off the field.
“The play happens, and they pick the ball off. And I take three steps, and on the third step, God says to me, ‘I’m using you. … I want to see how you respond. But most importantly, I want them to see how you respond.”