Fans were left stunned after Ciara and rapper Future called off their one-year engagement just weeks after welcoming their first child. And now the singer is opening up about the heart-breaking ordeal.
Speaking to DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God during a recent appearance on Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, she admitted that although it was hard she had no regrets.
"It clearly didn't work out," Ciara said. "But I have the greatest gift, the greatest joy of my life is my son [Future Jr.]. Honestly, I feel like everything in life happens for a reason and my son has been the greatest gift that God has given me in my life and been the most game-changing thing that's happened to my life, in a necessary way."
Although she remained coy about the specific circumstances leading to their split - he is rumoured to have cheated on her - she admitted that he never really loved her.
"I've been experimenting with life clearly and I'm still trying to figure it all, out. At the end of the day, I roll with love. And I really believed that my son's father had the greatest intentions to love me. And a beautiful thing came from that so that's just how I see it."
The 29-year-old songstress says she remains "cordial" with the hip hop star for the sake of their son.
"We don't talk every day, there's no need to. But my son is clearly the connection between he and I and as parents I think it's important to be able to communicate. I like to stay happy and I like to live life light and make the best of life. And I think that when you carry a certain kind of energy, if you have like a funky energy that you hold within yourself, you just can't grow."
Meanwhile, Ciara has been dealing with the backlash stemming from Jermaine Dupri's copyright infringement accusations. In the wake of the Blurred Lines/ Marvin Gaye ruling the fame record producer claimed that her comeback track I Bet bared a striking resemblance to Usher's iconic hit U Got It Bad. He produced the 2001 ballad.
"Ciara's new single is a complete rip-off of Usher's U Got It Bad. I'm clear on what I made and I'm clear on how music influences people and I'm clear on chord changes and how people move things," he told AP. "It might not be as evident as the Blurred Lines situation, but I believe the same thing happened to me."
The mother-of-one says she is "cool" with Dupri, revealing that he has even released a statement clarifying his remarks.
"Jermaine is cool but Jermaine is an expressive person. He's always been over the years. One thing about having a baby, you really don't care about all a lot of stuff. But yeah, if Jermaine walked through the door right now we would hug it out."