Music star Ciara and her husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, are among the cutest celebrity couples around. To mark Ciara's 36th birthday on Oct. 25, 2021, Russ shared an incredible message to her on Instagram, gushing, "Perfect in every way. God made you for me. He made you to fit perfectly in my arms. Made you to be the amazing woman and mother you are. God made you to entertain the world with your gift to sing & dance! He gifted you with the ability to Tilt the room.. when you walk in ALL the furniture slides towards you. He gifted you with the ability to smile and bring joy to ALL things! Gifted you with the ability to LOVE. Happy Birthday my Queen @Ciara Heaven sent!" To celebrate Ciara's happy day, Wonderwall.com has rounded up the sweetest photos of the couple, who met in March 2015 and married in July 2016 — from sports shots and sweet kisses (like this selfie she snapped in February 2020) to images of them doting on their children.
Keep reading for more of their most adorable moments…
"We're just grateful that we get to spend time together every day," Russell Wilson told GQ in 2021. He and Ciara are seen here snuggling up at a Seattle restaurant during a date night in September 2021.
Ciara and Russell Wilson, who got married in England after a four-month engagement, took her son Future Wilburn (with music star ex Future) out for a special night at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
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Good morning, your highness! Ciara and Russell Wilson looked like royalty on Ladies Day at the Royal Ascot horse races in Ascot, England, in 2018.
Ciara and Russell Wilson spent Mother's Day 2021 at Disneyland with their kids — daughter Sienna, baby boy Win and older son Future. Such a cute family!
Loving stepdad Russell Wilson hammed it up with Ciara's son Future Wilburn when the family attended "PAW Patrol Live" in October 2017.
"It's always a blast that we get to do love together," Russell Wilson told GQ of Ciara in 2021. He swept his wife up in a rose-filled private jet for a getaway in February 2021.
Russell Wilson's No. 1 cheerleader — wife Ciara — supported him at Settle Seahawks training camp in August 2021.
Ciara and Russell Wilson enjoyed a break from work and parenting when they took a gondola tour on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, in July 2021.
Some of Russell Wilson and Ciara's cutest moments are with their kids. In October 2020, the NFL star took a break from football to help craft haunted houses with stepson Future Wilburn, daughter Sienna and wife Ciara.
Just weeks before Ciara and Russell Wilson hunkered down as coronavirus lockdowns began in early 2020, she shared this photo of the two of them in the pool. "We have some fun rules that we created," Ciara told GQ in 2021 of how long they'll spend apart, noting that when they first met it was no more than 14 days and over time has whittled down to no more than five.
At the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards in 2015, Russell Wilson joined Ciara, whom he'd met only four months earlier, on stage for her performance.
"I feel like, if I could look back in a crystal ball when I was a little girl," Ciara told GQ in 2021, "and I looked at the idea of my family and what it would be for me, it's exactly this." She and Russell are seen here at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards with kids Sienna and Future in 2019.
In 2019, Ciara and Russell Wilson became part owners of the Seattle Sounders FC soccer team. "This is not only a special moment for Russ and I, but for our kids as well. When we walked into the building and our kids were running around with their names on their little jerseys, it meant a lot for so many reasons," Ciara said in a statement at the time. "It's an honor to join the Sounders team and have the unique opportunity to represent female ownership within major league sports." They posed with kids Sienna and Future on the way home from a game in November 2019.
The major sports fans took a break from cheering for Seattle teams when they took in a New York Yankees baseball game in October 2019.
In April 2015 — only a month after they met — Russell Wilson and Ciara dressed to the nines for a state dinner hosted by then-President Barack Obama in honor of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and first lady Akie Abe. The two actually rubbed elbows with the Obamas a few times together!
"He's obviously really beautiful to me in every way, but the father in him is by far one of the things that makes him the most sexy to me. Hot. To me it's hot," Ciara, pictured here in Cannes in 2019 with Russell and daughter Sienna, told GQ in 2021.
Taylor Swift invited Russell Wilson and Ciara to join her on stage when she performed in Seattle in 2015.
"The one thing that's going to always get us through — not just us, but the world — at the center of all of that is love. And so for us, that's all we focused on: love at the center of it all in our mindset. It was really, like, OK, with giving back: love at the center of it all. With our family: love at the center of it all. With society and the social injustices, and all of the things going on: Man, love is at the center of it all," Russell Wilson, lounging here with Ciara in May 2019, told GQ in 2021.
"I always tell him he's my greatest inspiration because he really is that guy," Ciara, who took in a bike ride with her husband in January 2019, told "Good Morning America" in 2021. "He's about making the best of life in every way, and I really admire that about him."
Russell Wilson and Ciara got in a partner workout in April 2018.
Ciara and Russell Wilson attended one of their favorite family friendly events — the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards — in 2018 with kids Sienna and Future.
Ciara and Russell Wilson snapped a cute selfie while keeping warm during a snowy day in January 2018.
"I had never had that feeling in my life. It was just, like, calm. We were connecting in every way," Ciara — seen here on a date night with Russell Wilson in September 2017 — said of the early moments with her now-husband on a 2019 episode of "Red Table Talk." "His conversation, it was just different. The way that he looked at life was different. Also, the energy with my son [from a previous relationship], it just felt right. And of course, the consistency. He's consistent. That consistency is so crucial."
Soon after Russell Wilson wrapped the 2015-2016 NFL season, he joined Ciara as a spectator at an NBA game in February 2016.
Ciara and Russell Wilson lounged at a Yayoi Kusama exhibit in 2017. "Placed Our Dots In The Sticker Furniture Room. Incredible Experience," she wrote on Instagram of their evening out.
"Singing #HappyBirthday To The Most Awesome Boy On Earth! Everyday is a sunny day with you in it! You bring us so much joy! The coolest 3 year old ever!! Mommy loves you soooo much," Ciara — seen here with Russell and her son Future Wilburn — wrote on social media of her eldest child on May 19, 2017.
"Every morning we wake up together it's a blessing, and we get to smile from ear to ear and know that 'You know what? Let's go. Let's go do this,'" Russell Wilson told GQ in 2021 of wife Ciara, who he cozied up to here at the ESPYs in July 2015.
Russell Wilson became an instant stepdad to Ciara's son Future Wilburn, all seen here on Christmas Eve in 2016. "Whenever he would think about me, he would think about my son," the singer said on a 2019 episode of "Red Table Talk." "And to love me is to love my son. We come together. It's dope. It's a different level of love."
Ciara, decked out in Seahawks gear while pregnant with daughter Sienna, snuggled up to quarterback hubby Russell Wilson after a football game in December 2016.
Ciara cozied up to Russell Wilson after he hosted the Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Sports Awards in July 2016.
Ciara and Russell Wilson goofed around at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards in 2015.
Ciara and Russell Wilson had equal success when they went fishing in March 2016. They showed off their catch — and their strong physiques — on Instagram in this snapshot.
During a trip to France for Paris Fashion Week in March 2016, Ciara and Russell Wilson got close at dinner for this sweet photo.
In December 2015 — a few months before they got engaged — Russell Wilson and Ciara went on a romantic city boat ride.
Little Future Wilburn and stepdad Russell Wilson seemed thrilled to watch mom and wife Ciara get slimed at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards in 2019.
Ciara and Russell Wilson enjoyed a romantic sunset dance on the beach in November 2015 the same year they started dating.
Ciara and Russell Wilson, seen here at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party when she was pregnant with son Win, don't let their impressive accomplishments overshadow their spouse's victories. "It's not like one person has to dim their light to make the other one shine brighter," she told "Good Morning America" in 2021. "It's like, 'No, we can both shine bright together,' and we both encourage that."
"Chef Russ & Chef C. Our Sushi Restaurant Is Lit," Ciara captioned this cute photo of herself and husband Russell Wilson making sushi rolls in October 2017.
Russell Wilson kissed his beautiful pregnant wife at an Oscars event in 2017 when she was expecting their daughter, Sienna.