Singer Ciara made the big announcement during Tuesday’s episode of ‚ÄėThe View‚Äô, quite simply letting her blossoming baby bump do the talking.
She confirmed her pregnancy, showing off her baby bump after being quizzed by Barbara Walters as to whether she’d like to confirm or deny rumors that she was expecting.
“Of course I would love to,” Ciara said before standing up to cradle her baby bump that was covered up while she sat on the couch with the ladies of the hit daytime talk show.
Co-host Jenny McCarthy was quick to share her congratulations, posting a photo of the pair to her Twitter page shortly after the show wrapped.
‚ÄúCongrats to my girl @ciara so happy for your bun in the oven,‚ÄĚ she captioned the image.
Ciara also had flashed her 15-carat engagement ring at the veteran newswoman, who reported to the audience that the rock was huge. The Avianne & Co. ring features a large center emerald cut diamond, two slightly smaller side diamonds and diamonds on the band.
During the talk show Ciara opened up about the proposal and her future plans as the women checked out her impressive bauble, saying she was happier than ever to be marrying her ‘best friend’ and confirming that the wedding will take place this year, says the Daily Mail.
According to the Us Magazine, the “I’m Out” chanteuse and 29-year-old rapper-producer announced their engagement last October. It was confirmed by Ciara’s rep that on Oct. 28 that Future, whose real name is Nayvadius D. Wilburn, proposed to his girlfriend while celebrating her birthday in New York City Oct. 25.
She later wrote on Twitter: “Today Has 2 Be Like One Of The Sweetest Days Of My Life! #TheBestBirthdayEver. If I’m Dreaming I Don’t Want to Wake up! (sic)”
The couple began dating in early 2013, and this will be the first marriage for both. It will be the first child for Ciara, while her soon-to-be husband is already dad to three children by three different women – he has an 11-year-old son, four-year-old daughter India Jai and one-year-old son Prince.
“I don’t get into nothing to get out,” he told Hot 97’s Angie Martinez in August about his relationship with Ciara. “This is the one. I said it before. I said it seven years ago, so for it to come around and happen, it was just meant to be.”
The couple plan to marry later this year and Ciara has already admitted she is heavily involved in planning the big day.
She said: “I think I’ll be part bridezilla, I’m not going to lie. But I want to be a happy one. I still want it to be a fun process, but I want the dress to be perfect, I want the cake to be perfect, I want the food to be perfect. We’re both looking forward to it.”
“She‚Äôs a beautiful woman, amazing, incredible, everything that comes with those words, that’s what she represents,” Future, who worked on Ciara’s latest album, told Vibe this past February.¬† “We love being around each other and that’s just what it is. The chemistry is there. It’s amazing. She makes me happy, I make her smile.”