Jordin Sparks, you sneaky thing. Turns out the American Idol alum — and winner — eloped with her beau Dana Isaiah in Hawaii in July with only a handful of close friends present. Sparks told People, “We’re both really excited… 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.” Sparks added, “It just more solidifies the whole team sentiment of a relationship… You know you’re still individuals, but at the same time everything is about ‘we’ and ‘us’ as opposed to ‘you’ and ‘I.’”
Oh, and one other little detail Sparks just let us in on: The couple found out in August they’re expecting their first child. What?
Isaiah and Sparks clicked over the internet after she met his family in Houston during February’s Super Bowl weekend while traveling for her charity campaign I’m M.A.D., Are You? Isaiah’s mom and Sparks’ mom took on matchmaking duties and set up a group text chat including their kids. Isaiah told People, “My mom was trying to get [Jordin] to talk me out of moving to L.A. because she’s experienced the industry out here. It wasn’t like, ‘We want you guys to date.’” Sure, Dana, whatever you say.
As usual, moms know best, and the couple hit it off smashingly and met in person for the first time over Easter weekend. And sparks (ha!) flew. “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. “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 pair now lives in Los Angeles and is getting used to domestic life together — and the idea of a baby on the way.
“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,’” Sparks told People. “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.” Well, sure, with a little help from the moms, of course.
“It’s been really crazy because everything changes,” Sparks enthused. “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! I’m extremely grateful because life is nuts. This is the best part so far because I have [Dana] and I have this little one and I have a new family. I’m the most content I’ve ever been in my life.”
We’re thrilled for this super-stealth ninja couple and can’t wait to see if they have any other secrets up their sleeves. Triplets? In a year of twins (we’re looking at you, Amal, George, Bey and Jay) that would be a pretty good scoop.