Ciara and Future settle custody dispute

By YOU
19 January 2017

Singer Ciara and her rapper ex Future have put an end to their final legal battle by agreeing to share custody of their two-year-old son.

The Goodies star broke off her engagement to Future in August, 2014, just three months after the birth of their son, also named Future.

They subsequently went to war over custody of the tot, while Ciara also launched a $15 million (R204 000) defamation suit against her former fiance, accusing him of damaging her reputation by knowingly making false and defamatory statements about her parenting skills online.

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Ciara, who has since moved on and is now expecting a child with new husband Russell Wilson, dropped the defamation action in October, and the case was officially dismissed earlier this month.

Now she has also resolved her other legal issue with the Jumpman hitmaker, real name Nayvadius Wilburn, after they agreed to joint custody of baby Future.

However, as the rapper is frequently on tour, their son will spend most of his time with Ciara. Future, 33, will be allowed reasonable access to their kid when he is at home in Atlanta, Georgia, according to TMZ.com.

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Sources claim the two parties are eager to move on and put their messy split firmly in the past, and as a result of their out-of-court settlement, the custody case has been dismissed.

It's good news for Ciara, who is preparing to become a mum for a second time.

She wed American footballer Russell in July after around 16 months of dating, and they announced their baby news in October, as she celebrated her 31st birthday.

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