Thunder big man Serge Ibaka is being described as a gift from God by his girlfriend, singer Keri Hilson. In a recent interview, Keri explained how Serge has changed her life for the better and why she adjusted her previous stance of never dating athletes.
On looking really happy in her Instagram photos & what’s different about her now
Thank you, first of all. Second of all, I hear that I’m glowing. That’s the word that I hear most often, for the past six months of my life, that I’m glowing. I don’t know what’s changed. I’ve been in a relationship for a year, I rededicated my life to Christ in April 2012, I came out of a really dark depression.
I am happy and I’m glad people can see when you are genuinely happy. For years I was smiling for pictures and I’m doing the same, but I think people can tell the difference. That’s just been a testament to the fact that people can really see your aura.
Did you reconnect with the Lord first, or with love first?
The Lord. I actually met him (Serge) maybe six months after I rededicated my life to Christ.
When you met your current boyfriend did you feel like, “this is a gift from God?”
Absolutely. And I also felt like God is a comedian, for real. He gave me everything I wanted and everything I thought I didn’t want. You know? He’s like, ‘Ha! You’ve got to trust me. Stop putting limits on who I am and what I do.’ I absolutely had limits – I had parameters. I had a huge blockage on the types of guys I would date and just when I was – I had tweeted something, ‘I guess it’s time for me to adjust the parameters of dating,’ or something like that, and it was months before meeting him actually, but it was just saying that sometimes you have to trust God and stop putting rules and limits and parameters on things. The moment I accepted that, was the moment he came my way.
A few years back, Serge’s teammate Kevin Durant had a huge crush on her. He used to shout her out on Twitter all the time.