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Take Notes: Ciara Is The Friend That We All Need In Our Lives

Being in a happy relationship or marriage directly correlates to the type of friend that you are.

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So, it's no secret that Ciara has pivoted her brand and social life to a new, elevated vibration. She is now happily married, (to literally one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL), has three beautiful babies (Future, Sienna, and Win), and still manages to have a successful music career. Additionally, not only does her husband love her thoroughly, he is sprung (rightfully so, see: "Ride" music video), and he truly adores Ciara.

And listen, we all know her love life didn't always start this way, but that's the magic of glow-ups: they beam on their highest settings from within—ultimately positioning your life in whatever manifestation realm you've always asked for. And because Ciara has leaned into herself, sis is now living her best life—a life that she happily shares with all of us, un-frickin-a-pol-ogetically.

For example, in addition to carrying a child, Ciara spent much of 2020 rallying around good friend, Vanessa Bryant, who undoubtedly had an extremely tumultuous year after losing both her husband and daughter in a tragic, highly-publicized helicopter crash. Her social media is riddled with photos from slumber and birthday parties, one photo captioned:

"Seeing you and the girls smile makes my heart smile. You're the toughest mama I know. Seeing you put one foot forward each day is admirable. It ain't easy, but if I know one thing, Mamba Queen's capable of it all. Love you V. @VanessaBryant. #MambaDay"

Additionally, Ciara donated to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, while bringing awareness to the organization through Russell Wilson's NFL playoff games.

Ciara also regularly shout outs, and protects, friends such as Kelly Rowland or La La Anthony (and vice versa). Of Ciara, Rowland once told Essence:

"With Ci, we just became friends in being mothers. She's just this incredible, incredibly sweet human being and our sons are best friends."

The two even linked for Ciara's Beauty Marks album for the ladies anthem, "Girl Gang". La La once told PEOPLE:

"Me and Ciara have been really close for as long as I can remember. We have a lot of the same values, we believe in family, we believe in God, we just bond over so many different things and we're just fun together! I can't think about my life without her."

Imagine those conversations!

But, most importantly, Ciara is a friend to her husband. And we mean an actual friend.

She supports him on game days, they dress up and have fun with Halloween. They dance together, they laugh. And ultimately, she's an amazing mother to his kids, all whilst remaining his number one fan.

She wrote on Instagram:

"So proud of you babe @DangeRussWilson! Hardest working man I know. Seeing your daily dedication and commitment to the game continually motivates and inspires me! Best 2 Ever do it! #3,The Best is Ahead! Let's Go @Seahawks! Let's Go! #GameDay"

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I once read that being in a happy relationship or marriage, directly correlates to the type of friend that you are in your friendships. So for 2021, here's to actually being the friend and spouse that we all deserve!

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Featured image via Ciara/Instagram

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Amira Unplugged / MTV

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Amira Unplugged

Amira Unplugged / MTV

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