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Russell Wilson and Ciara announce that she is pregnant

This will be Russell Wilson’s first child and the second for Ciara. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

In July 2015, Russell Wilson made something of a point of claiming that he and his then-girlfriend, pop star Ciara, were practicing abstinence. So when, in July of this year, the power couple got married, there were plenty of predictable jokes, not to mention winking confirmation by the newlyweds themselves of certain assumptions.

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Tuesday brought the latest development in Wilson and Ciara’s relationship: news of her pregnancy. The Seahawks quarterback and the “1, 2 Step” singer made simultaneous posts to Instagram, sharing the same photo of him with his hands on her belly.

In her post, Ciara wrote, “On this special Birthday I received an abundance of love from friends and family … and I’m excited to Finally share one of the Greatest Gifts of All that God could give … .” She turned 31 on Tuesday, and has a two-year-old son with her ex-fiance, the rapper Future.

On Sunday, Wilson played in a highly unusual contest, a night game against the Cardinals that took all of overtime to end in a 6-6 tie. This will be the first child for the 27-year-old Super Bowl winner, whose previous marriage ended in 2014.