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.