Ciara and Future got in engaged in October of 2013 and welcomed a baby boy several months later. By the end of 2014, they had broken up.
Ciara spoke on what made her decide to pull the plug on the relationship during her appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk show.
"It was the combination of everything, because none of it was ideal," she said. "I grew up with my mom and my dad being together, the idea of it being mommy and daddy that made baby. And then all of a sudden you're living your life in front of the world, it's a whole other layer. The one thing I fear in life is wasting my life, wasting my time, I really fear that because you realize that time does not stop and it will be the worst scenario to stay in a situation that's just not healthy, not going to get any better. I realized I have to start making different decisions, period. Knowing what you don't want is really important. It creates clarity.
I don't like crying all the time, I don't like being sad," she continued. "So I'm like how do I get out of this, because I like people happy."
Not long after break up with Future, Ciara found love with Russell Wilson.
You can check out her Red Table Talk episode below: