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R&B singer Ciara has taken a step closer to confirming she has a romance brewing with NFL star Russell Wilson after being spotted together at last night’s White House State Dinner.

According to reports, the rumored couple were hand-in-hand Tuesday (April 28) evening in Washington, DC.

Russell Wilson, in all his splendor, attended Tuesday night’s White House State Dinner with a very svelte-looking Ciara. The pair, who are rumored to be dating, attended the glitzy dinner sporting broad smiles and even holding hands at one point. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback, 26, wore a simple black tuxedo while the “Promise” singer, 29, opted for a dazzling gold gown that highlighted her shoulders and arms — a la Michelle Obama. (Page Six)

Check out what Russell Wilson said about the Ciara dating rumor on the next page…

Footage of Wilson fielding a question about his status with CiCi surfaced online a few days ago.

At a press conference for Nickelodeon’s ‘Kids’ Choice Sports Awards’, he skated around a direct answer as to if he was dating Ciara or not. “[Laughs] All I can say is you guys have to go and check out her new concert. That’s all I can say.” (Black Sports Online)

Various gossip blogs claimed CiCi and Wilson were spotted together at a baseball game a couple weeks ago.

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Although she refrained from going into what tore them apart, CiCi spoke highly on her son with ex-rap star fiancé Future earlier this month.

“It clearly didn’t work out,” CiCi admitted in an interview. “But I have the greatest gift, the greatest joy of my life which is my son. Honestly, I feel like everything in life happens for a reason and my son has been the greatest gift that God has given me in my life and the most game-changing thing that’s happened in my life in a necessary way. That pretty much is what happened. I can’t really break all that down, you know, because I don’t think it really matters to tell you the truth – we’re cool. We have a child together – I think as a parent, it’s important to communicate. We don’t talk everyday, there’s no need to, but my son is clearly the connection behind he and I.” (“The Breakfast Club”)