Ciara embraced this year’s Met Gala theme of “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” channeling Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, because what’s more American than football?
The singer, who has been married to Wilson since 2016, dawned a green, backless gown with the No. 3 inspired by Wilson’s jersey paired with his Super Bowl XLVIII ring from the 2013 NFL season and a clutch purse in the shape of a football.
With a solid start to the NFL season after a 28-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Wilson was not present on the red carpet Monday night but was represented well.
Peyton and Eli Manning had on Wilson as a guest during their alternate simulcast of “Monday Night Football” on ESPN2 and ESPN+.
“She’s rocking the jersey there,” Wilson said as his wife was shown on the screen.
“[Ciara’s] got a ring that I wanted… I didn’t get it,” said Peyton, who never won a Super Bowl during his Hall of Fame career.
“Well, I [want] a ring that Tom [Brady] has… I need to go get, too,” said Wilson, who won a title but lost to Brady’s Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.
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