Jordin Sparks is married and pregnant! Former 'American Idol' winner talks whirlwind romance with Dana Isaiah
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/14/2017
Jordin Sparks has shocked the world with two big announcements -- she's married and expecting a baby!
The sixth-season American Idol winner has revealed she secretly wed her boyfriend, 25-year-old Dana Isaiah, in mid-July and the couple discovered in late August Sparks is pregnant with their first child, Peoplereported.
"We're both really excited," Sparks, 27, told People about finally going public with all of this news.
"[Isaiah] has been like, 'I want to shout it from the mountain tops!' We're really proud to be married to each other and to be celebrating this... I'm the most content I've ever been in my life."
The newlyweds' baby is reportedly due in late Spring 2018.
"It's been really crazy because everything changes," Sparks told the magazine. "Once we got over the initial shock of it, now again just like it is with the marriage, to be able to share that this amazing thing is happening, it's such a great thing. We did this together!"
Sparks got to know Isaiah's family before she even met her current husband. Sparks became acquainted with Isaiah's relatives when she reportedly traveled to Houston, TX, during Super Bowl weekend this past February for her charity campaign "I'm M.A.D., Are You?"
Weeks later, Sparks and Isaiah's mothers texted about how Isaiah wanted to move out West to pursue a modeling career.
The two moms decided to put Sparks and Isaiah in a group-text chat so the singer could give the aspiring model some advice.
"My mom was trying to get [Sparks] to talk me out of moving to Los Angeles because she's experienced the industry out here," Isaiah recalled to People. "It wasn't like, 'We want you guys to date.'"
But an innocent group chat quickly took a turn into a romantic direction.
Sparks and Isaiah said they bonded in no time over their tight-knit families and shared Christian faith, so after talking nearly every day for a month, he decided to fly out to L.A. over Easter Weekend in mid-April for an agency meeting as well as an opportunity to meet Sparks in person.
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"A couple days after we had actually met, I was like in my head, 'That's going to be my husband! That's my husband right there,'" Sparks gushed to the magazine.
"When I'm with him, I feel comfort and safety and calm and peace, and those aren't things that I normally felt. So it was a little wake-up call for me," Sparks said.
But Sparks was dead set on not living together before marriage, and she was honest with Isaiah about that.
So on July 16, the couple eloped while on vacation in Hawaii with a small group of friends present, according to People.
"It just more solidifies the whole team sentiment of a relationship," Sparks explained. "You know, you're still individuals, but at the same time everything is about 'we' and 'us' as opposed to 'you' and 'I.'"
After surprising their loved ones with news of their spontaneous wedding, Sparks and Isaiah were shocked to find out a little over a month after exchanging vows that they're expecting a baby.
Isaiah has since moved to Los Angeles to be with Sparks, and the couple is hoping for that happily-ever-after ending.
"I'd gone through a crazy time last year, so I was just like, 'You know what? I'm good. I'm going to stay single. I'm just not going to look,'" said Sparks, who split from rapper Sage The Gemini in 2016 and from singer Jason DeRulo in 2014.
"It's amazing that that phrase, 'When you don't look for it, that's when it comes' -- [Isaiah] just showed up at my door. I'm extremely grateful because life is nuts. This is the best part so far because I have him and I have this little one and I have a new family."