Ciara got the gossip mill turning last week after she not-so-subtly refused to say the name of her ex-fiance Future during the Billboard Award nominee announcements.

While several people blasted her for seemingly shading her rapper ex, members of the C-Squad defended the songstress' decision to remain silent as she continues to pursue a $15 million defamation lawsuit against him.

In spite of her sticky situation with her famed ex, there's no denying that Ciara seems happier and more stable than ever, largely in part to her fairytale romance with Russell Wilson. Now an ecstatically engaged woman, we can't wait to see Ciara continue to shine---this time down the aisle.

Here are 10 things we love about Ciara.

  • 10

    She's a proud mom

    CiCi  is often spotted with her pride and joy, her 2-year-old son "Juicy Man" Future Zahir Harris.

    CiCi embraces motherhood and seems carefree with her baby boy despite her legal troubles with his father.

  • 9

    She's made celibacy a mainstream conversation.

    After CiCi boo's Russell Wilson revealed that he and the songstress were practicing celibacy in their relationship it shocked fans and sparked conversations. CiCi's giving people a different perspective on celibacy, joining the likes of Meagan Good and Devon Franklin who freely speak on the subject.

  • 8

    She's marrying Russell Wilson.

    Ciara's preparing to wed Russell Wilson, the antithesis to her dirty sprite slurping baby's father. Christian and wholly committed to CiCi, Russell's the guy that so many ladies would love to have.

  • 7

    Her style is unmatched.

    In her early years Ciara made a style statement with her tomboy attire of cut midriffs and baggy pants.  She's evolved into the face of Roberto Cavalli; with a closet full of couture.

  • 6

    She's got modeling potential.

    Speaking of being the face of Roberto Cavalli, Ciara stuns in her photoshoots and proves that if she were ever to grow weary of her singing career she could try modeling.

  • 5

    She gives back.

    Earlier this year, CiCi worked alongside the First Lady for the FLOTUS' Reach Higher initiative. She's also joined her beau Russell Wilson's tradition of visiting ailing children every Tuesday at Seattle Children's Hospital.

  • 4

    She gave us "1, 2, Step."

    What's not to love about a woman who gave us THIS dance classic?

  • 3

    She can DANCE

    Ciara undoubtedly slays the stage with her dance moves. She's always kept us entertained--and trying to mimic.

  • 2

    Her body is GOALS.

    Even after having baby Future Zahir, Ciara's fit physique is unmatched. The songstress dropped a whopping 60 pounds in 4 months after having her baby and credits her post-baby body to boxing.

    Body party indeed...

  • 1

    Her relationship gives us hope.

    Ciara's Christian romance with Russell Wilson is the reverie of romantics worldwide. She constantly gushes over her Seattle Seahawks playing boo and Russell told the world in their proposal video that he "knew Ciara was the one since day one."

    Aww!