American Idol Winner Jordin Sparks Is Married — with a Baby on a Way!

To call 2017 a life-changing year for Jordin Sparks would be an understatement.

The American Idol alum, 27, personally marry her boyfriend Dana Isaiah, 25, in mid-July — and a newlyweds are awaiting their initial child together late subsequent spring, they endorse to PEOPLE exclusively.

“We’re both unequivocally excited,” says Sparks about finally opening adult about their happy news. “He’s been like, ‘I wish to scream it from a towering tops!’ We’re unequivocally unapproachable to be married to any other and to be celebrating this.”

Sparks had met her new husband’s family when she trafficked to Houston during Super Bowl weekend this past Feb with her gift debate I’m M.A.D., Are You?

When Isaiah — who is posterior a displaying career — told his mom weeks after he was eyeing a pierce out West, Sparks’ mom and Isaiah’s mom put their children on a organisation calm chat. “My mom was perplexing to get [Jordin] to speak me out of relocating to L.A. since she’s gifted a attention out here,” he says. “It wasn’t like, ‘We wish we guys to date.’”


Dana Isaiah and Jordin Sparks
Ari Michelson

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But a span connected fast over their tight-knit families and common Christian faith. After articulate scarcely each day for a month, Isaiah flew out to Los Angeles for an organisation assembly and met his destiny mother for a initial time over Easter weekend.

“A integrate days after we had indeed met, we was like in my conduct ‘That’s going to be my husband! That’s my father right there,’” says Sparks, who discussed early on with Isaiah about not relocating in together until they were father and wife. “When I’m with him, we feel comfort and reserve and ease and peace, and those aren’t things that we routinely felt. So it was a tiny wake-up call for me.”

For all a sum on Sparks and Isaiah’s untraditional matrimony rite and how she found out she was pregnant, collect adult a latest emanate of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

On Jul 16, a integrate eloped while on vacation in Hawaii with a tiny organisation of friends. “It only some-more solidifies a whole group view of a relationship,” says Sparks. “You know you’re still individuals, though during a same time all is about ‘we’ and ‘us’ as against to ‘you’ and ‘I.’”


Jordin Sparks and Dana Isaiah
Ari Michelson

After startling their desired ones with their matrimony news, a integrate perceived a biggest startle of their lives when Sparks detected she was profound in late August.

“It was about 5 days after he changed to L.A. He comes in and we go ‘I’m pregnant.’ It was such a startle for both of us. we incited around and started bawling in a closet,” says Sparks. “It’s been unequivocally crazy since all changes. Everything has been so crazy and fast-forward. Once we got over a initial startle of it, now again only like it is with a marriage, to be means to share that this extraordinary thing is happening, it’s such a good thing. We did this together!”

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With Isaiah now staid in Los Angeles and their initial child on a way, a thespian — who swore off adore final year after going by high-profile breakups — is counting her blessings and embracing all a changes in her life.

“I’d left by a crazy time final year, so we was only like ‘You know what? I’m good. I’m going to stay single. I’m only not going to look,’” says Sparks. “It’s extraordinary that that word “When we don’t demeanour for it, that’s when it comes” … he only showed adult during my door.”

Adds a singer: “I’m intensely beholden since life is nuts. This is a best partial so distant since we have [Dana] and we have this tiny one and we have a new family. I’m a many calm I’ve ever been in my life.”

  • with additional stating by JEFF NELSON

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