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Ciara confirms pregnancy, expecting first child with Russell Wilson


Ciara celebrated her 31st birthday on Tuesday by confirming that she and husband Russell Wilson are expecting their first child together.

A photo on the Instagram account of the Atlanta R&B singer showed her nestled with and her Seattle Seahawks QB hubby and offered thanks about the love she received on her birthday as well as, "...I'm excited to Finally share on of the Greatest Gifts of All that God could give."

Wilson confirmed the news on his Twitter account with the message, “The Greatest Blessing of All. Forever Grateful. #BabyWilsonOnTheWay."

The couple married in July after dating for a year and a half and publicly proclaiming that they were abstaining from sex until marriage.

Ciara, who released her sixth album "Jackie" last year, has a 2 1/2-year old son, Future Zahir Wilburn, with her former fiance, Atlanta rapper Future.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.