It’s the pregnancy photo seen around the world. Ciara, holding a nude Baby Future while hubby Russell Wilson holds her pregnant belly from behind, his face hidden for some reason.
When we first encountered the photo we had four completely different reactions. Since we couldn’t decide on an angle, we’re just going to throw our thoughts out there.
I got semi-dragged for calling Beyonce’s maternity photos cheesy, and I might get dragged for this, but Ciara is doing the most with this picture! But I say that with love. ‘Doing the most’ is hardwired into the brain of many a black woman, myself included! Just last night I had my husband bring an extension cord into the bathroom so that I could pump breastmilk while taking a bubble bath while watching Golden Girls on my cell phone through a clear plastic bag. So yeh, I’m no stranger to the extra.
Honestly I am happy for Ciara, and she is so damn happy right now. I would be too if my boo was a handsome, devoted black professional athlete. The universe is clearly making up for the fuckery she endured dating 50 Cent, and Bow Wow, and Amar’e Stoudemire, and Future. *Shudders* Give her all the photoshoots, she deserves them! I must say too I am a fan of black woman celebrities stylizing their pregnancies for the public. More of this please!
I’ve always supported Ciara and Russell’s relationship. I was ecstatic when I learned she was preggo. I just knew she would slay her maternity pictures, and I screamed “yaaassss!” as I scrolled through the Harper’s Bazaar maternity shoot….until I got to this photo. I totally see where Ciara was going with this pose…however, it wasn’t executed very well. I mean, you’ve got a naked toddler, a topless momma, and random hands holding a belly. Tenderly holding on to yesterday while embracing the future? Is that what we are looking at here? I know most aren’t into the naked mom and toddler photo thing, but I would have actually liked this photo if Russell was standing up. Him being headless is extremely creepy and has a ‘headless horseman’ vibe.
I’m not going to lie … I actually like this photo!! Yes, it is slightly weird, but I like it. There is something endearing about it. Russell connecting with his child in Ciara’s womb. Ciara connecting with Zahir, who is nude like an unborn baby … his unborn sibling. The family blended. Mother, stepfather, stepson, and baby soon to come. I don’t know, maybe it’s not that deep it all. Maybe I simply like the photo because I’m team Ciara and her family. LOL!
First, I don’t think that my opinion of another woman’s pregnancy photos matters in the least, but since you asked…honestly, I simply think it looks strange. Perhaps it’s my lack of maternal nature or the fact that I don’t have any children of my own, but I’m just seeing limbs all over the place! And I’m just not seeing these deep analyses regarding Russell’s position – he just looks like he got lost. Regardless, it’s her shoot and they have a lovely family. So hey, if it works for them, no qualms here.
Ladies, what do you think of the photo?