Almost two weeks ago, Ciara decided she was done fighting with her ex-fiancé Future and dropped her $15 million defamation lawsuit against him. As much as Ciara would love for Future to disappear from her life for good, that’s not going to happen. Ciara and Future share a two-year-old son Future Zahir. They’ve been fighting over who gets custody of Baby Future, but that fight is over now too.
Ciara and Future originally agreed to joint custody back when they first split up, but then he got mad at her for letting Baby Future spend time with Russell Wilson, which turned into a defamation lawsuit, which prompted Ciara to attempt to get sole custody as a “fuck you” to her ex. Sources tell TMZ that Ciara and Future have recently agreed on joint custody. However, Baby Future will spend most of the time with his mommy. So Ciara sort of gets that sole custody that she wanted before, but in a far less dirty way.
The reason Ciara will haev so much time with Baby Future is because Daddy Future is on the road a lot. The source states that when Future is back home in Atlanta, he’ll have “reasonable access” to Baby Future. Seeing the words “reasonable” made me nervous, because if there’s one word I would never use to describe Ciara and Future’s relationship with each other, it’s “reasonable.” But TMZ’s source seems to think this situation won’t turn ugly again. Apparently Ciara and Future just want to close this chapter and move on with their lives. I hope so! Ciara is about to be a mom again, and I’m sure the last thing she wants to do is deal with both a screaming baby and a screaming baby daddy.
When I initially wrote that headline too quickly, my brain came up with “Ciara Dropped Her Defamation Lawsuit Against The Future.” And her dropping THAT lawsuit made me protest inside because if there’s any future that deserves a lawsuit, it’s this one. But no, we’re talking about one dude.
Ciara had a defamation suit going against hip-hop artist Future, but dropped part of it back in October. She was still gunning for $15 million, though, by continuing to seek damages while claiming he cast her in a “false light.” Future reportedly publicly shamed her when he did a radio interview (complete with follow-up tweets) where he claimed she wasn’t a good mom to their 2-year-old son, Future Zahir.
But now she’s dropped the lawsuit completely, according to TMZ.
According to the docs, the case has been dismissed “with prejudice” … meaning she can’t refile it.
Our sources say Future didn’t pay her a penny in return for the dismissal. But based on all the evidence, it seems almost certain they have also reached agreement on custody of 2-year-old baby Future.
Perhaps getting knocked up has softened her towards her ex? Ciara has a new husband, NFL quarterback and former Christian blue balls sufferer Russell Wilson, and a baby on the way. Maybe dropping the lawsuit’s not about getting over the need for vengeance on your ex. Who has time to gouge him for cash when you’re busy craving cream cheese and grape jelly sandwiches and trying not to kill all of the people asking you “how are you feeling?” every hour of the day? Many of my female friends have birthed babies. I’ve learned what aggravates them.
Single-named entertainers and one-time couple Ciara and Future have been tip-toeing further and further away from their dirty defamation fight ever since they started it back in February. Ciara has taken the latest step to end the drama. However, it doesn’t really have anything to do with wanting to play nice.
I guess it was really only a matter of time before Ciara dragged her fiancé Russell Wilson into her very messy million-dollar defamation lawsuit against the father of her 2-year-old son and her former fiancé, Future. Once you make plans to get married to someone, you start merging your lives together. And when you’re a famous person, that apparently includes bringing them into your drama.
Future and Ciara, seen above long before they sued each other for millions of dollars and dragged each other on social media, appeared to have come one step closer to ending their dramatic messy feud.
Back in February, Ciara slapped her former fiancé and father of her 2-year-old son Future Zahir with a $15 million defamation lawsuit. Ciara claimed Future damaged her reputation by saying she was a crappy mom. Future slapped back with a counter-suit, claiming you can’t ruin the career of someone who doesn’t have a career anymore. Last month, Future was awarded shared custody of Future Jr. It sounds like spending more time with their kid has calmed his thirst for revenge against Future Jr.’s mommy, because TMZ says that he’s dropped his counter-suit.
According to sources close to Future, who I’m guessing are his close friends Past and Present (I deserve all the groans for that one), he’s afraid that if he pursues that counter-suit, Ciara will get revenge by taking him back to court, which could mess up their current custody agreement. Future is really happy that he gets to spend more time with their son, so he decided to stop poking at the bee’s nest and drop his lawsuit. Ciara, however, is still suing Future for $15 million.
I don’t have kids, so I can’t say for sure if spending more time with them is better than trying to destroy your ex-fiancée in court. But I have spent three days in jury duty selection before. The memory of being stuck in a boring-ass court room watching five sweaty adults fight over the last uncompleted Sudoku puzzle still haunts me. So personally, I too would take changing poopy training pants and watching Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood till I saw cartoon tigers in my nightmares. I think you chose wisely, Future.
Usually the warm feeling around my heart is the result of eating too many Doritos before noon, but today it was caused by the cuteness that is a picture of a baby leaving an airplane while holding an airplane.
Despite the fact that Future Zahir is only two days away from turning 2, it feels like Ciara and her ex-fiance Future have been dragging him into their drama since the beginning of time. Or at least shortly after the beginning of his time. Three months after Ciara and Future became parents, they split up, then got back together a month later, then split up again. Then Ciara started seeing Russell Wilson and letting him hang out with Baby Future, which pissed Future off enough to publicly slap at Ciara’s parenting skills and accuse her of denying him daddy time. That pissed Ciara off and she slapped him with a $15 million defamation lawsuit. Future responded by counter-suing. Which brings us to yesterday.
According to TMZ, Ciara 1-2 stepped into a courtroom yesterday and asked a judge for sole custody of Baby Future, and I’m pretty sure you can guess the reason why. If you said “Because Ciara accused him of being a crappy dad?“, congratulations, you’ve won a glamorous prize (the plastic bowtie from a Jewel Secrets Ken doll). Future was also in the courtroom yesterday, and his contribution to the conversation was to ask for joint custody. The judge agreed, and decided that Ciara and Future will share joint custody.
Neither Ciara nor Future have said anything about their new custody arrangement, but I’m going to go out on a limb and assume Ciara probably isn’t very happy about it. But she needs to look on the bright side: Baby Future spending more time at daddy’s house means more time to practice walking slowly down the aisle at her wedding. Look, if I was about to marry a dude who asked me to wait until our wedding night for sex, I’d need to get in as much practice as possible not to sprint full-speed down the aisle.