NFL star Russell Wilson is not afraid to tell the world how he feels about his woman, R&B artist Ciara. In addition to stepping up and being a super positive influence on her son’s, Baby Future’s, life, Wilson has run a masterclass on how to treat the one you love.
Since he and Cici have been together, Wilson’s taken the Body Party singer to the White House, thrown her a superhero-inspired surprise birthday party, lavished her with the cutest messages all across social media, and popped the question.
While we wish Wilson taught other brothas about love, romance, and dedication (uh, Rus…write a book for your brethren, please?), the closest we’ll get for now is his recent commencement speech to graduates at the University of Wisconsin.
During his uplifting speech at his alma mater, Wilson schooled grads on how to navigate the not-so-easy times “when life tells you no,” and reminded them of the importance of surrounding yourself with good people.
Though Wilson was there to encourage the grads, he couldn’t resist shouting out his bae, too.
At the beginning of the address, Wilson told the audience, “If you’re dating a woman that’s way out of your league, ask her to marry you.”
Great advice, Rus.
Watch Wilson’s entire speech below.