Jordin Sparks is expecting! PEOPLE Magazine reports, that the American Idol winner is expecting her first child with now-husband Dana Isaiah, as the two secretly jumped the broom in mid-July.
The couple’s love story begins with a charity campaign in Houston during Super Bowl weekend. After first meeting Isaiah’s family in February, Isaiah’s mom contacted Sparks’ mom to summon her daughter’s help in convincing Isaiah to stay home, instead of moving out west to pursue modeling. The two moms put their children in a group chat and the rest is history.
According to PEOPLE, the couple spoke every day for the next month until Isaiah flew out to L.A. over Easter weekend. That’s when the two finally met.
“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 said, revealing that they decided not to move in together until they were married. “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.”
The couple initially bonded over their shared Christian beliefs, and just months after officially meeting, they already knew that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The two eloped on July 16th while on vacation in Hawaii, PEOPLE reports. Just one month later, Sparks found out she was pregnant. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“It’s been really crazy because everything changes,” Sparks said. “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!”
“We’re both really excited,” Sparks revealed to PEOPLE. “He’s 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’d gone through a crazy time last year, so I was just like ‘You know what? I’m good,” she told PEOPLE. “I’m going to stay single. I’m just not going to look. It’s amazing that that phrase ‘When you don’t look for it, that’s when it comes’… he just showed up at my door. I’m extremely grateful cause life is nuts. This is the best part so far because I have [Dana Isaiah] and I have this little one and I have a new family. I’m the most content I’ve ever been in my life.”